The deputies must examine this weekend the bill extending the state of health emergency until February 16, 2021. For the opposition, this vote will be an opportunity to denounce the lack of consultation on the part of the Executive Committee on Coronavirus Crisis Management.
Faced with the rebound of the coronavirus epidemic, the executive adopted in the Council of Ministers a bill to extend the state of health emergency until February 16, 2021 inclusive.
This extension now requires a vote in parliament, and MPs must look into it this weekend.
But the opposition, which criticizes a lack of consultation on the part of the government on the management of the crisis, intends to express its dissatisfaction.
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The deputies will finally be able to give their opinion, while they very often discover the decisions of the government at the same time as all the French, which deplores the socialist George Pau-Langevin.
"We should still have the primacy of the announcements that are made. We are asked to come and finally endorse what was said on TV. It is a way of operating which is nevertheless quite original in terms of democracy", she annoys at the microphone of Europe 1.
"The government gives the feeling of wanting to do without Parliament as much as possible"
Another "originality" which questions some deputies: the duration of the state of health emergency: six months in reality, underlines Le LR Philippe Gosselin.
"Even if there is the date of February 16, it is April 1 that the complete state of emergency is supposed to end. The government gives the feeling of wanting to do without Parliament as much as possible," he said. he does.
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And no question of giving a blank check to the executive for the rebellious MP Danièle Obono, because the text also allows the government to legislate by ordinances in several areas.
"We are asked to sign the authorization of a whole bunch of prescriptions that are not directly related to the purely health issue", explains the elected official.
“Beyond the contempt that that expresses a little for Parliament, we have a text which means for six months exorbitant powers to the executive.” So there should not be a lot of favorable votes in the opposition, but the majority do not need it to pass the text.