Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne submitted her resignation to President Emmanuel Macron, who refused it “so that the government can remain on task and act in these days”, the Élysée announced on Tuesday morning. The Head of State will carry out “the necessary political consultations […] in order to identify possible constructive solutions in the service of the French”, specified the presidency, before a series of meetings with the party leaders on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Élysée.

It is traditional after the legislative elections that the head of government proposes his resignation. This approach amounts to a new legitimation of the Prime Minister, immediately reappointed to her post by the President. On Tuesday, Emmanuel Macron chose the opposite to refuse this ritual resignation, while a tunnel of international obligations is looming for him (European Council, G7, NATO summit) from Thursday. Elisabeth Borne will bring together the entire government at Matignon on Tuesday at the start of the afternoon, her entourage announced.

Among the members of the government expected rue de Varenne will include the Minister of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion Amélie de Montchalin, the Minister of Health Brigitte Bourguignon and the Secretary of State for the Sea Justine Benin, specified the entourage of Mrs. Borne. All three beaten on Sunday in the second round of the legislative elections, they will have to leave the government. The president, who had lunch on Monday with Elisabeth Borne and the tenors of Ensemble! Édouard Philippe and François Bayrou, took the initiative again in the face of the risks of blocking his reforms in the Assembly, by inviting leaders of political parties.

“The Prime Minister pleaded to stay in order to have the tools to deal with the situation and the emergencies of the French, which we could not do with a resigning government and in the management of current affairs”, explains- we in his entourage. “There are many decrees to be taken in the days to come, including the revaluation of the index point, the second phase of Parcoursup, the bonus/malus auto, the implementation of the emergency measures of the Braun mission [sur les urgent and unscheduled care, Editor’s note], apprenticeship bonuses, “says this source, who believes that we” can not afford to have a government that does not manage this “.

“It’s quite spectacular to see that Emmanuel Macron does not seem to draw any conclusions from the ballot that has just taken place and from his bitter electoral defeat”, reacted the number two of LFI Adrien Quatennens in front of the National Assembly, judging that “Ms. Borne should go”, because “she is not in a position to govern the country”. “We have the impression that the President of the Republic is in a great blindness with regard to the anger of the French, the disavowal which they addressed to him” during the legislative elections where the macronie lost the absolute majority, has estimated the deputy LFI Clémentine Autain. His colleague Manuel Bompard, for his part, considered that this announcement was “not a surprise: we have a government led by Élisabeth Borne who is there by the fact of the prince, since for the moment it has never been approved by the deputies, and who will stay there a few more weeks, by the fact of the prince always ”, he denounced.

“Change Elisabeth Borne to someone else? That doesn’t change anything, “said MP RN Marine Le Pen to the press. For her, “it is the state of mind of this extremely relative majority that must have consequences. The French must be heard in what they have said and expressed by their vote [Sunday] and [Emmanuel Macron] cannot continue the policy he has pursued, because this policy has not won an absolute majority in the last legislative elections,” insisted Marine Le Pen.