The environmental deputies denounced Friday, February 17 a “strategic failure of LFI” on the pension reform, the party of Jean-Luc Mélenchon having slowed down the examination in the Assembly of the key article on the postponement of the legal age. departure at age 64.
“La Nupes, it works when we work in a concerted way,” insisted the president of the environmental group Cyrielle Chatelain during an interview with AFP. “Each of the Nupes parties is essential but, for it to work, we must also respect the whole”.
According to her colleague Sandrine Rousseau “there is an effort to be made to move from LFI to Nupes”, “we will have to decide on an Act II of Nupes”. “We had a moment in the debate when the government was in difficulty, three days ago on the 1,200 €” (the minimum pension at 85% of the minimum wage, editor’s note) with “a fairly good Nupes sequence”.
“We should have accelerated”
“We had the advantage, we should have done everything to go to article 7. We should have accelerated at that time,” said Sandrine Rousseau, who is the leader of the environmental group on this text.
“We are going to leave the debate to the Senate and to the joint committee, but above all we are going to leave the baby on the street. On March 7, there really has to be a major general strike,” pleaded the MP for Paris.
According to Cyrielle Chatelain, “the debate showed that the government had a strong feverishness”. But “normally the heart of the debate, it should have been the withdrawal of the pension reform, we see that finally the debate shifted to the withdrawal of the LFI amendments”, regretted the elected representative of Isère.
“We would have liked to have this debate” of the postponement of the legal age from 62 to 64, “it would have put the government in very great difficulty, we felt the concerns of parliamentarians and the government”, underlined the president of the environmental group.
The leader of LFI Jean-Luc Mélenchon had called on Thursday the deputies not to “rush” towards the key article of the reform, by reprimanding the communist allies.
“Incomprehensible withdrawal of PCF amendments. Why rush to Article 7? The rest of the law doesn’t count? Eager to get beaten? “, had criticized Jean-Luc Mélenchon on the social network Twitter, showing in broad daylight the strategic differences within the Nupes.