Charles de Courson, MP for the Liberties, Independents, Overseas and Territories group” (LIOT). BERTRAND GUAY/AFP
DECRYPTION – In one year, the group of Bertrand Pancher and Charles de Courson has been joined by five new members.
They were sixteen the day after the second round of legislative elections, last June. Now they are twenty-one. The small group of Liberties, Independents, Overseas and Territories (Liot) deputies is the one that has strengthened the most after a year of legislature. Under the spotlight during the pension reform with its censure motion, and more recently with its repeal bill, this movement “technical”, born from the merger of two groups that already existed under the last term of office – Freedoms and territories and UDI and independents -, never ceases to be talked about.
However, it is made up of political figures from very different backgrounds: elected officials from overseas territories, Corsican separatists, centrists, ex-UDIs, and even some former anti-Nupes socialists.
Five anti-Nupes ex-socialists
It is the latter – they are five – who decided to join the group during the legislature. First, last September, when Jean-Louis Bricout (Aisne)…