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J.Nény, T.Curtet, H.Capelli, B.Vignais, Z.Berkous, T.Mongellaz, JF.Lons, N.Lachaud

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155 complaints have already been filed against ministers since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic. This judicialization of political life goes so far as to paralyze the executive, according to the opposition.

Jean-Michel Blanquer is accused by a group of teachers of not protecting them sufficiently against the virus, reports France Télévisions, Tuesday, March 30. This new judicialization of political life, especially in the context of the health crisis, goes so far as to paralyze the executive, according to some members of the opposition who point the finger at the precautionary principle too often invoked. According to the Court of Justice of the Republic, 155 complaints have already been filed against ministers since the start of the epidemic. Sample letters are even available on the internet, and have been downloaded over 200,000 times.

A criminal threat that even the opposition denounces. “When a President of the Republic, a Prime Minister, a Minister, takes the decision to reconfine, or says ‘I am not reconfining, I am only doing a territorialized reconfinement’, it is not his responsibility before the courts that must be questioned, but his responsibility before the French”, Estimates Damien Abad, president of the LR group in the National Assembly. This criminal risk does not prevent the government from acting, according to Jean Castex, who recalls that his “only compass is the interest of the country”. Since 1993, six ministers have been convicted.



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