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Refusal of the immigration law: “failure” of Darmanin, who resigned, which Macron refused

Rejected but not abandoned. Gérald Darmanin resigned this Monday evening after a serious parliamentary failure on his immigration bill – a proposal rejected by the President of the Republic, according to our information. The Home Secretary confirmed this on TF1, admitting a “political failure” and a personal one. “Obviously that’s why I resigned, because I’m a man of honor and the matter is in parliament,” he said. The President of the Republic had to decide, he decided. »

The one who presents himself as “the man chosen by the heart” spoke in the evening with Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace after the vote in the National Assembly on the proposal to reject the text. 270 votes from the far left to the far right voted for this refusal, while 265 votes from the centrist majority were against it.

However, the head of state instructed Gérald Darmanin and the prime minister, who met this evening, to “find this pinnacle to take decisive action for the French” and “propose further action on this text.” He added that the bill would continue “on its parliamentary path.”

Calls for resignation

At the end of the vote, the head of the rebel deputies, Matilda Pano, also called for the resignation of the Minister of the Interior. “He failed in the National Assembly. Mister Darmanen has been carrying this law for a year, he just needs to leave with his law under his arm (…) What is happening is the question of what legitimacy this government has left,” she criticized in front of the press. .

“He has to go, but is he the only one who has to go? That’s the question,” she said of the interior minister. “You have a problem with the legitimacy of the power of the entire Macronist government,” concluded the deputy from Val-de-Marne.

In the Socialist Party, First Secretary Olivier Faure also believed that Gérald Darmanin had “abdicated” and should “draw conclusions.” “This is the failure of Gérald Darmanin,” a minister who “copied the ideas of the far right,” who is also considered the boss of environmentalist deputies Cyriel Chatelain.

Source: Le Parisien

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