Aurore Bergé had a hard time holding back her tears. Tuesday March 7, 2023, MP Renaissance defended her bill on the ineligibility of perpetrators convicted of violence, in the National Assembly. Only, the deputy was criticized by the opposition and was even accused of “instrumentalization”, while the session was very hectic to say the least. Faced with criticism, Aurore Bergé assured to be “sincere”. “No woman in this hemicycle has to accept trials for political expediency on the issue of violence. No woman,” she said before adding, on the verge of tears: “I know what I’m talking about “.

“I know exactly what I’m talking about when I talk about domestic violence,” she insisted. To the applause of her group, she declared “hearing, intervention after intervention, questioning the sincerity which is mine on this fight, as you have done, I cannot let it pass”. With her bill, Aurore Bergé wishes to extend a provision of the penal code. Currently, there is a mandatory ineligibility for certain offences, in particular violence resulting in total incapacity for work (ITT) for more than 8 days. The deputy points the finger at the fact that below this figure of 8 days of ITT, nothing is obligatory. An aberration for her.

“I know what I’m talking about when I talk about domestic violence,” says @auroreberge, in response to arrests accusing him of instrumentalizing the subject for political purposes. “I won’t hear for another minute that I’m not sincere in this fight.” #DirectAN

— LCP (@LCP) March 7, 2023

Towards ineligibility upon conviction for acts of aggravated violence?

If this bill is validated, it would lead to automatic ineligibility as soon as there is a conviction for acts of aggravated violence, in particular on a minor under the age of fifteen or on a spouse. The bill was presented for the first time on January 11, 2023, when Adrien Quatennens returned to the Assembly, convicted of domestic violence.

Aurore Bergé on the verge of tears: "I know what I'm talking about when…", her powerful speech at the Assembly

Aurore Bergé © Stephane Lemouton

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