Tradition becomes the rule. The fifteen ministers candidates for the June legislative elections will have to be elected if they want to keep their morocco, the presidential palace told Agence France-Presse. Indeed, Emmanuel Macron renewed the directive in force since 2007 which requires defeated ministers to resign. The head of state had adopted the same position in 2017, when six ministers or secretaries of state were then concerned.

According to the Elysee, the rule will also apply to Elisabeth Borne, thus confirming information from Figaro. The Prime Minister is presenting herself, for the first time in her life, in the 6th constituency of Calvados. Only one other member of the government is running for a post of deputy for the first time, the Minister Delegate for European Affairs Clément Beaune, candidate in the 7ᵉ district of Paris. In both cases, the constituencies concerned had been won by a candidate from the presidential majority in the 2017 legislative elections.

It was Nicolas Sarkozy, in 2007, who imposed this rule on his ministers when he came to power. Since then, the tradition has taken root in political life. Only one personality paid the price: Alain Juppé. Minister of Ecology, he had to resign after being beaten in the 2nd district of Bordeaux. Under the mandate of François Hollande, no minister had been concerned.

At the same time, thirteen other members of the government are candidates for the elections scheduled for June 12 and 19. Some are candidates for re-election, while others have chosen a constituency they have already won in a previous legislature. Thus, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin is present in the 10th district of the North, Brigitte Bourguignon (Health) in the 6th of Pas-de-Calais.

In the Ile-de-France region, the former boss of the presidential party and Minister of Public Transformation Stanislas Guerini is seeking a mandate in the 3ᵉ district of Paris, when the Minister of Overseas Yaël Braun-Pivet wants to be re-elected in the 5ᵉ of Yvelines . Amélie de Montchalin (Ecological Planning), she hopes to be chosen again by the voters of the 6ᵉ district of Essonne. Gabriel Attal, promoted to Minister of Public Accounts, is a candidate in the 10th constituency of Hauts-de-Seine, and Olivia Grégoire, who replaced him as spokesperson, is seeking a new mandate in the 12th of Paris.

Finally, further south, Olivier Dussopt hopes to retain his mandate as deputy for the 2ᵉ constituency of Ardèche, the defector from the Republicans Damien Abad (Solidarity) is a candidate for his succession in the 5ᵉ constituency of Ain. The Minister of Agriculture, Marc Fesneau, presents himself in the 1st district of Loir-et-Cher when the former Minister of Health Olivier Véran hopes to remain the deputy of the 1st constituency of Isère. Only Justine Benin, in charge of the Sea, is present in the Overseas Territories, namely the 2ᵉ constituency of Guadeloupe.