National Assembly | Macron sets off a storm amid passport checks

(Paris) “Shock” the government, an insult to his opponents: by saying he wanted the “discontent” of the unvaccinated, Emmanuel Macron caused a growing uproar on Wednesday, forcing opponents to clarify their opinion about the vaccine passport in question. Association.


Gaëlle GEOFFROY and Eric LAGNEAU
France media agency

“The unvaccinated, I really want to piss them off. And so we will continue to do it until the end. This is the strategy,” the head of state stated in an interview with Parisian Mardi.

When my freedom threatens the freedom of others, I become irresponsible. “The irresponsible person is no longer a citizen,” he added.

The political storm is raging in the heart of the Fivee The wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the midst of a tense examination of a bill converting a health passport into an immunization passport.

The debates, which were first suspended during the night of Monday to Tuesday after a show of hands welcomed by the opposition, finally resumed on Tuesday night.

The deputies were then able to agree on the thorny issue of the vaccination passport for minors, postponed from 12 to 16 years for school trips and semi-school activities (but not for “special activities” like going to a restaurant).

The interview with the head of state revived the powder, and after suspending the session several times and a frivolous request for the opposition to see Prime Minister Jean Castix enter the bloodstream, discussions were again suspended.

“It will resume this afternoon at 3pm (9am EST) and I hope the cause will prevail,” Parliament Relations Minister Marc Vesno confirmed Wednesday morning on franceinfo, and confirmed that the vaccination will take effect on January 15. “Remain a target.”

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However, the calendar still threatened to be derailed: discussions were halted at the Bourbon Palace on Tuesday night and 450 amendments remained on the slate. The House is supposed to theoretically complete its examination on Wednesday evening, then the Senate will confiscate the text on Thursday in the committee. But nothing is less certain, with the opposition, such as Sebastian Gomel, denouncing the “healthy Benalla”.

Controlled sliding.

For Marc Vesno, the words of Emmanuel Macron would, on the contrary, produce an “electric shock” for the unvaccinated which would be a “life saver”. He recalled the new record for COVID-19 contamination cases, at 271,686 on Tuesday. Hospitalizations also continue to increase.

In this case, infectious disease specialist Eric Caumes, as a doctor, “understands the likely controlled slip” of Emmanuel Macron, highlighting the “discontent” of caregivers in the face of unvaccinated people.

“As a citizen, I’m a little more surprised, but it’s the election campaign that kicks in,” he told BFMTV and RMC.

Presidential candidates and opponents criticize, they, the “insulting words” of the head of state who should “unite” not “separate”.

“Reunite France,” she curtly tweeted to PS presidential candidate Anne Hidalgo; “An inappropriate and irresponsible statement” according to French Communist Party candidate Fabien Roussel; The “political mistake” of EELV candidate Yannick Gadot, and of LFI candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, is Macron’s “stunning acceptance”: “The vaccination permit is a collective punishment against individual freedom.”

‘Five years of contempt’

On the right, candidate Valerie Pecres says she is “outraged” and calls for “an end to the five-year period of contempt”.

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Three months before the presidential election, Emmanuel Macron falls into the populist camps with Mr.I Le Pen and Mr. Zemmour”, the Speaker of Parliament LR Damien Abad accused Wednesday morning on Radio Sud.

“I cannot support a text whose sole purpose is to displease the French,” reiterates party leader Christian Jacob.

Republicans targeted by government accusing them of playing a double game, between popular support for the vaccine’s passport and criticism and voting against it once in the room.

Thus, government spokesman Gabriel Atal summoned Valerie Pecres on Tuesday to “clarify its position.” “On Responsibility […]The candidate who has jumped in the polls in recent weeks and is now in the second round of the presidential election has answered against Emmanuel Macron.

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