“We must make a compromise with the right and the center”, assumes Gérald Darmanin

The Minister of the Interior was the guest of “8h30 franceinfo” this Friday.



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Gérald Darmanin, the Minister of the Interior, was the guest on franceinfo 8:30 a.m. Friday December 8, 2023. (FRANCE INFO / RADIOFRANCE)

We must compromise with the right and the center” to adopt the immigration bill, assumes the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin Friday December 8 on franceinfo. “There are two solutions: either there is a 49.3 because we do not want to discuss with the oppositions. In this case, we must say it straight away, but neither the parliamentarians, nor myself, nor the Prime Minister does not want it. Either there is a discussion with those who could form a majority for this text“, he explains.

Furthermore, as revealed by franceinfo, the instruction was given on Wednesday by Élisabeth Borne’s chief of staff: “The Prime Minister requests the cancellation of all ministerial trips” scheduled for Monday, December 11. The objective is to ensure that all the majority deputies will be present in the hemicycle on Monday at 4 p.m. for the opening of the immigration debate, and not accompanying a minister who would come to visit their constituency. This message from Matignon underlines “the importance of mobilizing the majority”.

Gérald Darmanin believes “that we can find, as we found in the Senate, a compromise with the right.” “I don’t see how, objectively, a right-wing parliamentarian can vote against a text which plans in particular to expel 4 000 foreign delinquents per year. Imagine for just a moment that in a few weeks, once this text is rejected by the right, a delinquent, criminal foreigner takes action and kills other people: the responsibility of LR parliamentarians would be absolutely enormous.”

“Many LR parliamentarians want to find a compromise with the majority for a firm text, supported by 80% of French people regardless of the polls.”

Gérald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior


“Arithmetically, yes, the oppositions can come together and vote against the text. It would be the coalition between the carp and the rabbit. You see LR parliamentarians voting on a motion on immigration with the Greens and LFI? You see the Nupes and Mr. Marleix in the same packet of votes? They think radically opposite things. Monday, that would mean that the Nupes and the LR would agree against the general interest, against the democratic interest, to say ‘we are not talking no immigration’, while demanding that we must talk about immigration. It would not be very serious and absolutely unnatural.”sweeps away Gérald Darmanin.

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