In the Senate, the “total vagueness” after the dissolution of the Assembly | EUROtoday

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The session was quick. At 4 p.m., Monday June 10, Alain Marc, vice-president of the Senate, shortly took the ground to solemnly announce to the elected officers of the Luxembourg Palace what everybody already is aware of: a convention of presidents might be held. After just some minutes, the session is suspended in order that the assembly can happen. But, within the corridors of the Senate, everybody already is aware of the end result.

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“The legislature is over”, declares a couple of minutes earlier than the session the socialist senator from Val-de-Marne Laurence Rossignol. The day earlier than, the President of the Republic determined to make use of Article 12 of the Constitution and dissolve the National Assembly. A direct response to the outcomes of the European elections on Sunday June 9, which positioned the National Rally checklist led by Jordan Bardella nicely within the lead. However, the dissolution of the Assembly constitutionally has no influence on the Senate. The choice is the truth is taken to respect a convention: when the National Assembly is just not in session, neither is the Senate. The choice is “consistent”, in line with Les Républicains senator Cyril Pellevat (Haute-Savoie), “since the two hemicycles must work simultaneously”.

However, not all senators are ceasing their exercise. “I will continue my work as part of the information mission on women in the street”, specifies Laurence Rossignol. In the approaching weeks, they are going to have the ability to proceed working throughout the framework of fact-finding missions and commissions of inquiry, whose deadlines for rendering conclusions haven’t been modified. Only legislative work is suspended. The texts whose examination has begun in Parliament are, for his or her half, not solely paused, they’re fairly merely deserted.

“We live everything hour by hour”

Under the gilding of the Luxembourg Palace, few know what awaits them within the days and weeks to come back. “We live everything hour by hour”slips an elected official. “It’s a total blur”provides one other, recalling that their cronies within the National Assembly are making ready to obtain their dismissal letter on Friday, a direct consequence of the dissolution.

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“I will ensure the daily management of the group, partly in person and partly remotely. And I will actively campaign in the North to support the candidates who ask me”, explains Patrick Kanner, head of the socialist group within the Senate. The subsequent few weeks can even be dedicated to the legislative marketing campaign. “It is partly to allow senators to campaign that we decided to suspend parliamentary work”explains environmentalist vice-president Guillaume Gontard.

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