Next April 14 will mark a new passing exam for the pension reform: the Constitutional Council must deliver an opinion on the bill, adopted by Parliament. And the Sages could decide on a partial censorship, which would apply to a few secondary points of the text.
The Constitutional Council is preparing to play a key role in pension reform. Nearly a month after its eventful adoption in Parliament, and large mobilizations in the streets to demand its withdrawal, the bill passes into the hands of the Elders who must deliver an opinion on April 14th. If the text still has a good chance of passing, there are points that can be retorted or censored. A partial censorship of the reform is therefore possible.
This censorship will not be done, except surprise, on article 7, that which concerns the shift of the legal age of retirement. The left and the National Rally are rather questioning the legislative vehicle, the way in which the government pushed through its bill with the use of Article 47.1 of the Constitution.
The Wise have never censored an abusive use of 47.3
The Elders agreed to an oral exchange on the subject on April 4 with the oppositions, but these complaints are unlikely to be heeded. Indeed, in history, the Constitutional Council has never censored an abusive use of 47.1. The institution mainly tracks the “social riders”, that is to say the measures without any real link with the pension reform. Clearly, the Sages could return to the index or the senior CDI, two measures that have little to do with the bill.
Finally, the Constitutional Council will have to validate or reject the shared initiative referendum (RIP), the objective of which is to keep the legal retirement age at 62 years. A decision that will also be made on April 14.
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