Covid-19: Parliament adopts bill extending the state of health emergency

It’s done: Parliament adopted this Saturday at the end of the day the bill extending the state of health emergency until February 16. A transitional regime will follow until April 1. The text was approved by 154 votes to 38.

The details of the votes published on the website of the National Assembly We learn that all the parliamentary groups voted in unison, except that of the Republicans, two of its deputies having voted “for” while thirteen other voters said they were “against”.

In the process, the deputies of the three left groups (GDR, LFI and PS) and 7 elected officials of Liberties and Territories, who were all opposed, announced to seize the Constitutional Council on the whole of the text. “Without in any way underestimating the health situation that the whole country is going through, we believe that this bill violates several constitutional principles”, state in a press release the 69 signatories of this appeal.

Tense exchanges

“We are preparing for a very significant shock in the coming days. Our caregivers are already on the front lines and all the French must be at their side. And that obviously starts with their representatives ”, declared the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, at the opening of these final debates.

As has often been the case in recent weeks, the exchanges were once again hooked. During the night of Tuesday to last Wednesday, while the text was debated at second reading, Olivier Véran had even lost his calm. “That’s the reality, if you don’t want to hear it, get out of here!” “, He blurted out towards the opposition benches, referring to the situation of young patients currently in intensive care.

VIDEO. Vote on the state of health emergency: mess in the National Assembly and enormous anger from Véran

The Republicans group had, once again, tabled a preliminary rejection motion on Saturday. Unsurprisingly, this one had been rejected again.

Original article by : www.leparisien.fr

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