The Arlesian of the five-year term resurfaces. The introduction of proportionality, which allowed President Emmanuel Macron to obtain the support of François Bayrou in 2017, risks going by the wayside, according to a recent report by France Inter.
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There are many projects going on, like the examination of the text reinforcing the republican principles which begin this Monday in committee to the draft constitutional law aiming to organize a referendum to include the defence of the environment in the Constitution.
There’s also the examination of the draft Law resulting from the work of the Climate Convention and the draft law to organize the postponement of regional elections, it’s an understatement to say that Parliament already has a lot to do in only a short period.
Especially since the parliamentary agenda also includes the review of the Global Security Law at second reading as well as the extension of the state of health emergency.
So many President Macron’s supporters believe that mass is said for this project dear to the MoDem. “The gap would be too important between the energy deployed and the political gain”, a source told France Inter.
As you may know, the constitutional revision, which includes the introduction of proportionality for legislative elections, was abandoned in July 2018 because of the “Benalla affair”.
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The proportional system had made a comeback as part of a reform that also included a decrease in the number of parliamentarians, which had encountered opposition from the Senate.