Probing whether a “government agreement” is possible: the new mission entrusted by Emmanuel Macron to Élisabeth Borne for the week promises to be difficult, some in the majority not believing it and the oppositions having already refused to serve as a “crutch” .
The Prime Minister consults the parliamentary groups from this Monday, in particular on a possible government agreement, or even on their participation in a government. On the side of the Élysée, we hope for “clarifications” since within the oppositions, there are “dissonant voices”, some being “closed” when others show “availability”.
The Minister of Overseas, Yaël Braun-Pivet, left the government on Sunday and should become the first woman to become President of the National Assembly on Tuesday. She will succeed Richard Ferrand, defeated in the legislative elections.
The Nupes is preparing to table “a major social emergency law” and the LR deputies will also put on the table proposals on purchasing power. The government text in preparation proposes a 4% increase in a series of social benefits.
At the end of the meeting with Elisabeth Borne, 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.
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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.
The LREM deputies, renamed Renaissance, have chosen their candidates for the key positions in the Assembly: Jean-René Cazeneuve for the position of general rapporteur for the budget, Sacha Houlié as president of the Law Commission, Marie Guévenoux and Éric Woerth as the quest. The positions will be voted on Wednesday for the office of the Assembly (six vice-presidents, three quaestors, 12 secretaries in total) and Thursday for the committees. The Foreign Affairs and Cultural Affairs committees are directed towards the MoDem and Horizons allies, within the majority.
In line with his presidential campaign, the communist leader Fabien Roussel stands out on the left by standing as far as possible from the heart of the Nupes, to the point of causing a stir when he talks about taking part in the government. For several weeks, the leader of the PCF has cultivated this singularity which allowed him to emerge in the public debate during the presidential campaign, when he opposed to the left “woke” his love of peripheral France and a simple speech. Just after the second round, he did not hesitate to draw up a half-fig half-grape report on the result of the Nupes and its approximately 150 elected deputies.
Thing promised, thing due. The Nupes announced on Monday that it had officially tabled its constitutional bill to include abortion in the Constitution. The text was sent for co-signature to all the elected members of the National Assembly, excluding RN, confirmed the head of the LFI deputies, Mathilde Panot, on Twitter.
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The Republicans will be “demanding” on the question of financing, warned the president of the deputies LR Olivier Marleix, who refuses, with his counterpart in the Senate Bruno Retailleau, to be “the spare wheel of a macronism in decline ” . “On the question of purchasing power and such a problem for our compatriots, obviously we will do everything to converge with the government” and “move forward on these measures”, underlined on Europe 1 Olivier Marleix while Les Républicains, if they refuse to participate in the government, assure that they will possibly vote on texts “on a case-by-case basis”. “But obviously the government will have to agree to consider the question of the financing of these measures,” he added, assuring “that we will be demanding of the government so that it is financed”.
The former executives of Debout la France now hold important positions within the National Rally. Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, he prefers to stay alone. The president of his party, re-elected in the 8th district of Essonne, does not take part in the seminar at the start of his term. Several RN deputies offered him to join the parliamentary group, but he refused, defending the “independence” of his movement. > The Point à lire article, by Sébastien Schneegans: “He taught us everything”: these “Dupont-Aignan babies” who make the RN happy
Probing whether a “government agreement” is possible: the new mission entrusted by Emmanuel Macron to Élisabeth Borne for the week promises to be difficult. When the Head of State returns from the G7 summits in Germany and NATO in Spain, the Prime Minister will have to make proposals for “a roadmap” and for the composition of a “new government of action” set up in the first days of July. Within the presidential majority, some are skeptical. MoDem boss François Bayrou does not believe that “device agreements” or a “coalition” are possible with oppositions but rather believes in “a government of goodwill and majorities of ideas”.
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Elisabeth Borne will meet with the presidents of the parliamentary groups of her majority: Aurore Bergé for LREM, Jean-Paul Mattei for the MoDem, Laurent Marcangeli for Horizons. Prime Minister’s objective: to find partners to form a government. The oppositions have returned the ball to Emmanuel Macron’s court, refusing the idea of a coalition government and urging him to propose concrete measures for the French, while wishing to restore to Parliament its full role in the examination texts “on a case-by-case basis”.
The proportion of female deputies fell slightly with the last legislative elections, dropping to 37%. The feminization of the Assembly, with a record of some 39% of female deputies in 2017, has however had “a lot of effects”. “Certain sexist behaviors have disappeared and women are speaking out more,” said Yaël Braun-Pivet, a lawyer by profession and mother of a large family. Freshly chosen by the majority for the highest office in the National Assembly, Aurore Bergé and Yaël Braun-Pivet form, with Élisabeth Borne at Matignon, a trio of women in power, such an alignment constituting a first, yet to be tested. .