Extension of the health pass: showdown between the executive and the Senate

The government would like to extend certain measures until next summer. The parliamentarians of the upper chamber are alarmed and refuse to give him such a “blank check”.

It only took one sentence to raise the bronca of the Senate. After Wednesday’s Council of Ministers, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said it was necessary “Give ourselves the means for several more months to have the possibility of resorting to measures, if necessary, to protect the French”. Clearly, extend the application of the health pass beyond November 15, the end date of the exit from the state of health emergency, to maintain it until next summer. To do this, a bill will notably be presented to the Council of Ministers in two weeks. One way for the executive to have more leeway before the presidential and legislative deadlines of April and June 2022. Because the government wishes above all to counter a trial in light sanitary conditions: it will be a question of “Put back the health pass as part of a campaign where Parliament no longer sits”, emphasizes Gabriel Attal. The ordinary parliamentary session ends

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