Schools closed, traffic limited and non-essential shops closed across the country from Monday: Parliament debates Thursday 1is April of the tightening of restrictions announced by President Emmanuel Macron, who recognized “Errors” in the management of the epidemic for a year. Prime Minister Jean Castex is due to make a statement on Thursday, which will be followed by a debate and a vote in both Houses of Parliament, “On the evolution of the health situation and the measures necessary to respond to it”.
The debate will take place in the morning from 9 a.m. in the National Assembly and then in the Senate in the afternoon. After the intervention of the government, the groups will have two hours of speaking time, with 30 minutes for LRM, 20 minutes for LR, the first opposition force at the Palais Bourbon, 10 minutes for each of the other groups and five minutes for one. member not registered.
Mea culpa half-word
This debate comes the day after Emmanuel Macron’s televised address, announcing a new turn of the screw in the face of the Covid-19 epidemic and calling on the French to “To provide an extra effort” but without strict confinement. The strongest announcement is the closure of nurseries, schools, colleges and high schools for three to four weeks while the executive had made the continued opening of schools the « totem » of its strategy.
Under pressure from crescendo criticism from many doctors and opposition, Emmanuel Macron admitted Wednesday evening to have “Made mistakes” in the management of the crisis, after having refused everything ” MEA culpa “ for having decided at the end of January not to reconfine. “At each stage of this epidemic, we could tell ourselves that we could have done better, that we made mistakes. All of this is true ”, he acknowledged. “But I know one thing: we held on, we learned, and we got better each time”.
« Waterloo vaccinal »
Among the first political reactions, Marine Le Pen judged that “The measures announced by Macron result in particular from a vaccine Waterloo for which he does not assume responsibility”. It is “At the same time” at its peak, criticized Guillaume Peltier, number two of LR: “Confine without confining, closing schools without closing them, winning the vaccination battle but without vaccine, supporting our caregivers but without means”.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon denounced a program of measures “Inconsistent”. “An omniscient president decides everything, all the time and for everyone. The parliament will take care of the rest, for its part reacted the national secretary Europe Ecology The Greens Julien Bayou in a tweet.
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