Macron's New Immigration Law Has Divided France's Controlling Party

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Published on December 20, 2023 - Duration: 01:30s

Macron's New Immigration Law Has Divided France's Controlling Party

Macron's New Immigration Law , Has Divided France's Controlling Party.

Politico reports that French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said that the government's new draft law on immigration was unconstitutional.

The news comes after a tense vote in favor of the bill on December 19.

France's National Assembly passed the flagship immigration bill which was strengthened amid negotiations to gain the support of the conservative Les Républicains party.

France's National Assembly passed the flagship immigration bill which was strengthened amid negotiations to gain the support of the conservative Les Républicains party.

On December 20, Borne said that the bill needs to "evolve.".

Politico reports that despite passing by a margin of 349 to 186, nearly a quarter of the MPs from Macron's own coalition either abstained or voted against the bill.

Within 24 hours of the bill being passed, Health Minister Aurélien Rousseau resigned from his office, telling 'Le Monde' that "he could not explain this bill.".

Now, Macron faces pressure to mend the Renaissance party, specifically to reconcile with a large number of left-leaning MPs who voted against the bill.

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However, a spokesperson for the government denied that the dissenting votes signaled a , "rebellion.".

It’s normal that ministers should have questions.

There is no rebellion among ministers, Rennaisance party spokesperson, via Politico.

In response, opposition leader Marine Le Pen has capitalized on the dissent within the controlling party, calling the hardened legislation an "ideological victory."


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