Le Figaro: Allotted French-people to participate in the national debate

Le Figaro (Dec. 21st, 2018) [original in French]:

“The Yellow Vests”: Allotted French-people to particpate in the national debate

The government wishes to have French-people selected via sortition participate in each region in meetings organized in the framework of the great debate promised as a response to the “Yellow Vests” crisis, announced [French PM] Edouard Philippe today. On the eve of a sixth Sunday of mobilization in France, the government and the coalition are hoping that emergency measures being adopted and the promise of this great debate will allow to diffuse the crisis.

“We believe that it would be wise to proceed with the appointment, the selection, the meetings which, in each one of the regions, could bring together about 100 French citizens chosen by lot, at random, which will discuss the result of this debate and participate in some way in this debate”, said the Prime Minister during a visit to Haute-Vienne.

“The idea is to have within those group some French-people which are not necessarily those most involved in public life, in the public debate, being able to give their opinions in the debate and to give their opinions regarding the proposals”, he added.

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  1. Andre, do you know any of the details about the selection process, debate format and whether it will be a mix of allotted and elected people?

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  2. Thanks Yoram, very interesting, please keep us posted on this. Further to Keith’s questions: Will the process produce a collective result from individual opinions? Have the politicians committed to implement the results? Otherwise this will be a mute window-dressing exercise, as so often.

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  3. Hmm, intriguing, I’ll be looking into this one in the next few weeks. What will the CAs produce, what promise will the government make, and keep, with regard to the findings.

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