The left lodges appeals with the Constitutional Council on the two texts on purchasing power

MPs from the left-wing Nupes alliance filed appeals with the Constitutional Council on Friday, August 5 against the two texts on purchasing power, denouncing measures contrary to “several principles” and “values” constitutional.

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The first appeal, at the initiative of the Nupes intergroup, concerns the amending finance bill (PLFR), “contrary to several constitutional principles”according to a press release of which AFP had a copy.

Communists, socialists, ecologists and rebels pin the “monetization of working time recovery days (RTT)”considering that the amendment constitutes a “budget rider” which has no place in a finance law and which they believe should fall under “the censorship of the Constitutional Council”.

Is also pointed the “removal of the audiovisual license fee” since the proposed alternative financing mechanism (allocation of part of the VAT) “does not, according to them, ensure the security of the funding of establishments” audiovisuals.

MEPs generally denounce a law which “disregards the principle of budgetary sincerity due to the chronic and manifest undervaluation of revenue forecasts”.

One month to decide

In the hemicycle, the whole of Nupes voted against this amending finance bill which was definitively adopted Thursday in parliament.

On the other hand, only the LFI and EELV groups filed a second appeal with the Elders on Friday against the bill on emergency measures for the protection of purchasing power.

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In a statement sent to AFP, they believe that “several provisions of this bill favoring the development of fossil fuels”such as the potential to reactivate coal-fired power plants and the commissioning of an LNG terminal, “seriously and manifestly undermines the constitutional objective of protecting the environment, the common heritage of human beings, arising from the 2004 Environmental Charter”. This Charter is integrated since 2005 in the preamble of the Constitution.

During the examination of the text, the communists, the ecologists and the rebellious had voted against but the socialists had abstained.

The Constitutional Council has one month to rule on these appeals.

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