In France, the opposition obtains a vote in principle on the StopCovid project
The project called StopCovid is an application for smartphones whose aim is to "limit the distribution of the Covid-19". Illustration photo Olivier DOULIERY / AFP
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In France, the government accepts that a vote will take place in Parliament on digital tracing, Tuesday and Wednesday April 27 and 28. The government is in the process of developing an application to fight the Covid-19 but the opposition was demanding that Parliament be able to speak on this hot topic.
The government had to give in to pressure from the opposition. For several days, the right and the left combined have been asking for a vote of Parliament - and not just a debate - on digital tracing .
The pressure had increased a notch Monday during a videoconference between the leaders of the political parties and the Prime Minister. Impossible - said the opposition - to be content with simple speech on such an important issue for the public and individual freedoms . " So it was better to put out the fire, " says a government source.
But beware, even with this vote, it will in any case be a debate of principle on digital tracing. Each sensitivity of Parliament will explain to the rostrum why it is favorable or not. But parliamentarians will not vote on a law on the StopCovid application being produced.
This debate followed by a vote is therefore a lot of consolation for parliamentarians who are biting their brakes a bit, because since the beginning of the health crisis the executive has governed mainly by ordinances - without going through Parliament.
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