Faced with a “government agreement” which seems to be moving away, Elisabeth Borne, head of a minority government, began consultations on Monday to form a government and a “roadmap”, as requested by Emmanuel Macron.

The deputies, themselves, take up their duties at the same time: they must elect the President of the Assembly on Tuesday, then negotiate on Wednesday and Thursday the composition of the main bodies of the institution.

The Head of State, who on Saturday confirmed his “confidence” in the Prime Minister after the loss of the absolute majority in the legislative elections, hopes that she will manage to avoid the deadlock in the National Assembly, with the immediate objective of get the government’s Purchasing Power Bill through.

When the president returns Thursday from the G7 summits in Germany and NATO in Spain, Ms. Borne will have to make proposals to him “for a roadmap” and “for the composition of a new government of action”, which will be set up in early July.

The question of keeping Damien Abad in this government arises, while a complaint for attempted rape has been filed against the minister already targeted by other accusations of sexual assault. He announced in return a complaint for slanderous denunciation.

Until then, Elisabeth Borne consults the parliamentary groups again, in particular on a possible “government agreement”, even their participation in a government, as well as on the vote on the next texts of law.

First received on Monday: the leaders of the majority groups, Aurore Bergé (Renaissance), Jean-Paul Mattei (Modem) and Laurent Marcangeli (Horizons).

At the end of the meeting, Aurore Bergé said she was waiting for “the concrete proposals from the various oppositions”, affirming that if they “go in the right direction”, she would be “completely willing like the Prime Minister (…) to support (them).

“On the purchasing power law, I think we will be able to find solutions,” said Jean-Paul Mattei, referring to “certain concessions” that will have to be made, without going into detail.

“We will have to use compromise in the making of the law”, and “work with the majority but also the opposition groups”, also recognized Laurent Marcangeli.

At Les Républicains, the main formation to which the president seems to be turning to get closer to the absolute majority of deputies (289), the new boss of deputies Olivier Marleix has ruled out that LR deputies agree to enter the government.

“We have much better things to do than sell ourselves individually, it’s to obtain progress for the French,” he said on Europe 1 on Monday, explaining that Les Républicains will “do everything to converge with the government. “when examining the text on purchasing power, but will be “demanding” on financing.

On the left, Nupes-PS MP Valérie Rabault also considers it “impossible” to negotiate a coalition in two days. She assured Franceinfo that her party would not participate in the government but would look at the texts “pragmatically”.

Even within the presidential majority, some are skeptical. The boss of the MoDem François Bayrou does not think that “device agreements” or a “coalition” are possible with oppositions but rather believes “in a government of goodwill and a majority of ideas”.

With 245 deputies, Mr. Macron obtained the lowest relative majority in the history of the Fifth Republic. But parliamentarians are unhooked one by one, and Ms. Borne had 252 deputies on Thursday, with 37 votes of an absolute majority.

For the Insoumis Eric Coquerel, the president “pretends to control the situation”. “Jupiter wades”, adds François Ruffin.

Their formation, like the National Rally, is excluded by the Head of State from any coalition project, for lack of being, according to him, “government parties”.

LFI number 2 Adrien Quatennens confirmed on Sunday that there was “no possible arrangement” with the majority. And “no risk” in his eyes of a breakup of the left alliance Nupes on the issue.

“Trying to divide us among ourselves cannot work because our agreement is a substantive agreement and a solid agreement,” said Nupes-LFI MP Gabriel Amard on Monday in Villeurbanne.

“It is not at all on the agenda that we participate in such a government”, assured Monday the boss of the PCF Fabien Roussel, clarifying his position while criticism is multiplying on the left on his strategy of demarcation vis-à-vis -a-vis the Nupes.

The Nupes is preparing to table “a major social emergency law” and the LR deputies will put proposals on purchasing power on the table. The government text in preparation proposes a 4% increase in a series of social benefits.

But “everything is not possible, (…) we have reached the alert level on public finances”, warned on BFMTV the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire.

06/27/2022 20:48:13 –         Paris (AFP) –         © 2022 AFP