- In an interview with Figaro, Gérard Larcher asks the President of the Republic for "answers [qui] can not be purely cosmetic or purely institutional "to come out of the crisis of" yellow vests ".
- For the President of the Senate, the exercise of the great debate "can be declared successful if it leads to concrete decisions that must be based on three principles that the French claim": citizenship, proximity and solidarity.
For Gérard Larcher, President LR of the Senate,
Emmanuel Macron "will not have a second chance". While the President of the Republic must present his plan to exit the crisis of
"Yellow vests" after three months of great national debate, Gerard Larcher warns the head of state in an interview given to the Figaro. "The answers can not be purely cosmetic or purely institutional".
The pressure is considerable on the head of state, again on the front line after a week when Prime Minister Edouard Philippe prepared the ground for the presidential response.
"The president will have to announce certain measures in a short time and at the same time launch more long-term projects beyond the impulses of the moment," adds Gérard Larcher.
"Where were the young people and the neighborhoods? "
"The answers can not be purely cosmetic or purely institutional. He will have to show pedagogy in his choices, present a timetable and a method. The French need confidence and assembly, a new breath and no "blows," says the right-wing opposition senator (LR).
If he considers that the debate is "a quantitative success" in an "undeniable" way, he stresses that "it is not a big poll because the representative panel is not met".
"Where were the young people and the neighborhoods? Why some themes have been overshadowed: unemployment, employment, social relations, dependency, immigration, security, school …? Fortunately, health has become essential, "says Gérard Larcher.
Citizenship, proximity, solidarity
For him, the exercise "can be declared successful if it leads to concrete decisions that must be based on three principles that the French claim": citizenship, proximity and solidarity "or why in our country the most redistributive of Europe, the questioning of our public services of education, health, housing, transport is it so violent? "
According to him, the Senate, dominated by the opposition on the right, has prepared for the resumption, envisaged in July, of the examination of the constitutional reform which foresees in particular the reduction of the number of parliamentarians. The reform had been suspended by the Benalla affair. "There will be no constitutional review against the Senate, since there can be no constitutional review without the Senate," he warns.