The French president gathered this Monday the participants of the citizens’ convention on the climate. He sought to reassure them by promising them a referendum.
There will indeed be a referendum. The French will be consulted so that the fight against global warming and the defense of the environment are integrated into the Constitution. At least if the National Assembly and the Senate give their approval. Emmanuel Macron made the announcement Monday evening during a meeting with the participants of the citizens’ convention on the climate.
The last referendum in France dated from 2005. The French were then consulted on the draft European Constitution. The advent of “no” (at 55%) had also been a stinging failure for Jacques Chirac at the twilight of his second term. Will it be otherwise for Emmanuel Macron a few cables away from the next presidential election in 2022?
The announcement is in any case supposed to cut the grass from under the feet of the citizens who had worked for a year on the subject. Drawn by lot after the yellow vests crisis, they took their mission very seriously. But they were all the more disappointed with the lack of enthusiasm they had perceived from the Elysee until then.
It must be said that Emmanuel
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