At the National Assembly, Renaissance and Horizons tear each other apart over the fight against recidivism
Underlying since the beginning of the legislature, the fault lines within the presidential coalition burst…
Underlying since the beginning of the legislature, the fault lines within the presidential coalition burst into broad daylight, Thursday, March 2, at the National Assembly. In an almost deserted hemicycle for the parliamentary niche of the Horizons group – where its texts are on the agenda until midnight – the deputies Laurent Marcangeli (Corse-du-Sud) and the members of the presidential party, Renaissance, are torn all morning around a bill that aimed to “better fight against recidivism”. A text supported by the right and the extreme right.
The rejection of article 1er of this bill establishing a minimum sentence of one year’s imprisonment for perpetrators “offences of violence, committed in recidivism, against public officials” forced the rapporteur Naïma Moutchou (Val-d’Oise, Horizons) to withdraw her text thus emptied of its main measure. This had received the opposition of the elected Renaissance, the left and part of the MoDem with 98 votes against 87. The vice-president Horizons of the Assembly castigated a “mess” and “twisted blows” Renaissance elected officials and the Minister of Justice Eric Dupond-Moretti, accused several times of obstruction, after having multiplied the long speeches.
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Moments before the vote on Article 1er, elected officials opposed to the text rushed to the Hemicycle. The Economic Affairs Committee, which was studying the nuclear acceleration bill at the same time, then suspended its work. “I was ready for a battle of ideas, argument against argument, conviction against conviction. I was less ready for dirty tricks – I have to tell you, friends – for manoeuvres, procedural tricks… We were expected on this subject, but some of you wanted to make it a personal matter”, was indignant Naïma Moutchou. In front of this “lack of political maturity” denounced by the president of the group, Laurent Marcangeli, the elected Horizons of Seine-et-Marne, Frédéric Valletoux, goes further: “There will be a before and an after. »
A “caricatured” text
Among elected Macronists, no mea culpa. By establishing a minimum sentence, the bill brought by Mr.me Moutchou restored, according to them, the system of “minimum penalties” set up in 2008 by Nicolas Sakozy, before being repealed in 2014 under François Hollande. “The minimum sentences have not made it possible to suppress delinquency, nor to fight against recidivism”supported the Keeper of the Seals. “We have always opposed such a measure”continued the Renaissance president of the law commission, Sacha Houlié, calling on the presidential camp to “pragmatism” and at the ” consistency “.
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