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From left to right, non-registered deputies: Véronique Besse, Emmanuelle Ménard, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan and David Habib. IP3 PRESS/MAXPPP / Vincent Isore / Thomas Padilla/MAXPPP / Thomas Padilla / Stephane Mouchmouche / Hans Luca / Stephane Mouchmouche / AFP / JACQUES DEMARTHON
NARRATIVE – They are only four, but their votes on important texts can often tip the balance.
“You would have to tell us whether or not you are going to vote for the reform. The president wants to know. It is not an apprentice macronist rebellious nor a deputy of the Republicans that this very close to Emmanuel Macron is addressing, in this month of May 2023. The battle for pensions is coming to an end and the government absolutely wants to p its law without resorting to 49.3. Every voice counts. At the other end of the wire, Emmanuelle Ménard, non-registered MP for Héraultnot really close to the presidential camp, does not believe his ears: since 2017 and his election to the Lower House, this is the very first time that an official of the presidential camp has sounded his intentions. “I will abstain”, she answers soberly. His interlocutor takes note of this carefully considered decision.
An episode far from being isolated: several macronist executives will call back the elected Biterroise a few days later, to question her this time about her vote during the cross-partisan censure motion…