the lessons of a new session

Sitting at the National Assembly, July 18. After a few days of rest, the 577 elected officials will meet in September for an informal return to school, one month before the official restart scheduled for the week of October 3. Stephane Mouchmouche / Hans Lucas via Reuters Connect

STORY – At the end of a difficult first session, the parliamentarians take stock of the new balance of power in the Hemicycle.

“We did it.” Barely out of the last public session of the summer, this majority deputy unties his tie and breathes a sigh of relief. Elected only a few weeks ago, it is with the feeling of accomplishment that he now begins his vacation. The new disposition of the National Assembly had however everything to worry it, between a massive and unprecedented arrival of deputies from La France insoumise and the National Rally, and a relative presidential majority.

“We really had no idea how this was all going to work… We’re doing very, very, very well,” he finally rejoiced. With three texts definitively adopted – the one dealing with the state of health emergency, the amending finance bill and the one devoted to purchasing power – he returns serenely to his constituency, and leaves behind him the threatening specter of dissolution.

“The texts are adopted, that’s what counts”welcomes the president…

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