SECURITY The Nupes is divided. The text was indeed largely approved in the Senate with votes from the Socialists -this-Tuesday-the-text-on-the-means-given-to-the-Ministry-of-Interior-c563df3.jpg” alt=”Lopmi bill: The Assembly votes this Tuesday the text on the means given to the Ministry of the Interior” />
Gérald Darmanin, at the National Assembly on November 15, 2022. — NICOLAS MESSYASZ/SIPA
Gérald Darmanin will know this Tuesday until’` how accepted his Lopmi bill is. The National Assembly must approve the programming and orientation text of the Ministry of the Interior: 15 billion euros over five years, and measures that appeal to the public. right but divide at left.
Already comforté by a broad green light to the Senate to majority of the right (307 votes for, including the Socialists, 27 against), the Minister of the Interior hopes for a clear adoption during the solemn vote at the end of the afternoon. It had been a good game to call for the “spirit of concord” at the start of this first reading last week. The deputy LFI Ugo Bernalicis immediately responded with a motion of rejection, denouncing the vision of a police force “between Terminator and Robocop”.
The opponents of the text see it as measures against the demonstrators
Communists and ecologists also fought the text in sometimes tense exchanges with the minister. The three groups are therefore heading for a vote against, not so much to because of the additional credits than because of the provisions that accompany them.
In their sights, the extension of the number of offenses that may be subject to a fixed tort fine, imposed by an agent outside of a trial, for example for obstructing road traffic. The government invokes a simplification of the criminal response, the left accuses it of opening the way to a disguised offensive against demonstrators or climate activists, or even to prepare for a challenging the pension reform.
“There is a bit of discord among the enemy”, according to Darmanin
The Socialists start from a position less hostile to the text than the rest of the left alliance Nupes. “There is a bit of discord among the enemy,” Gerald Darmanin. The PS deputies notably welcomed the “lots of interesting stuff” in the bill, but deplored, like their comrades on the left, the lack of measures to recreate the link between the police and the population. In particular, they obtained in session the principle of the creation of a “college of ethics” with the Minister. The PS group must decide its position this Tuesday morning.
The equation seems simpler on the other side. of the hemicycle. “We have never in our history voted against additional means for the forces of order,” the patron of deputies LR Olivier Marleix. Nevertheless, judging the government project “insufficient”, the right-wing elected representatives obtained the quasi-doubling, at 3,000 places in administrative detention centers for foreigners in an irregular situation. The leader of the RN group Marine Le Pen sees in this text of law a “small ideological victory”, even if its scope is considered limited. After this vote, deputies and senators will try to agree on a common version in the joint committee.