PARIS (Reuters) – The Republican group of the National Assembly, the largest opposition group of the Palais-Bourbon, will vote in favor of the text on the reform of the SNCF during the solemn vote on Tuesday afternoon. announced its president.
“We will vote favorably on this text,” said Christian Jacob to the press, at the end of a meeting of elected representatives of his group.
Favorable to the opening to the competition of the SNCF, the LR group asks the government of details on the future of the debt of the railway company and guarantees on the “small lines” which mesh the French territory.
The deputies completed last Thursday the review of the rail transport reform project after a sometimes heated four-day debate, the left echoed in the hemicycle to the protest unions of the SNCF.
The bill “for a new railway pact” will be the subject of a solemn vote on Tuesday before passing into the hands of senators, from May 23 in committee and May 29 in session.
The government hopes for a final vote on this text “no later than early July,” says the Ministry of Transport.
(Elizabeth Pineau, edited by Yves Clarisse)