After three hundred days of a state of health emergency, eight deputies from the left wing of La République en Marche (LRM) and the In common party! worry about “Real danger to our democracy” of this “State of exception” who ” tough “ and claim a “Institutional grooming”, in a letter, dated Thursday, February 18, addressed to the Prime Minister, Jean Castex.
“It is our responsibility to alert you to what seems to us to constitute a real danger for our democracy”, with those “Simplified procedures” of “Restrictions on freedoms”, write these elected officials, including the vice-president of the National Assembly, Hugues Renson.
“It seems essential to us to include in our Constitution the regime of the state of emergency” and of “To provide it with solid safeguards in terms of the protection of fundamental freedoms”, as “A possibility of limited extension” or “An automatic expiry date”, they say.
This “Institutional grooming” would allow “Moreover to define and clarify” the « composition », the « missions » and the “Control” of “Decision-making bodies which – like the defense council – today have no institutional existence, which feeds among many of our fellow citizens the idea of a certain form of opacity ”, they still believe.
On February 9, the National Assembly gave the green light an extension of the state of health emergency until 1is June, despite opposition from both right and left.
Created in March 2020 to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic, this exceptional regime is the basis in particular of the national curfew at 6 p.m. It also allows measures to restrict or prohibit movement, gatherings or the opening of establishments, on all or part of the territory, as well as partial or complete confinements.
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