The big day is approaching for Elisabeth Borne. Not the one concerning the vote of confidence of the Parliament, because this question is still not settled, but that of his speech of general policy. The Prime Minister has an appointment on Wednesday, July 6, at 3 p.m., at the National Assembly, then the same day, at 9 p.m., at the Senate, Matignon announced Thursday to Agence France-Presse. According to article 50-1 of the Constitution, before either of the assemblies, the government may “make, on a specific subject, a declaration which gives rise to debate and may, if it so decides, make the subject of a vote without incurring its responsibility”.

If the Prime Minister engages her responsibility, this will require a “deliberation of the Council of Ministers”, according to article 49-1. While the Prime Minister will deliver her speech before the Assembly, a minister will read the same text at the same time before the Senate. Elisabeth Borne will nevertheless make a clean statement before the Senate at 9 p.m., which will be followed by a debate.

A framework of the majority supports the idea of ​​a vote of confidence, and for this reason would like the reshuffle of the government to take place after the declaration of general policy. Because, if deputies entered the government, the presidential camp, which only has a relative majority in the Assembly, would lose votes in the event of a vote, their substitutes only gaining access to the Palais-Bourbon after a period of ‘a month.