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Emmanuel Macron “considers” the constitution of a “government of national unity”, in order to find “the ways to get out of the political situation” in the Assembly, where he failed to obtain an absolute majority, said Tuesday the PCF deputy Fabien Roussel on LCI. Emmanuel Macron, “asked me if we were ready to work in a government of national unity” and if such an initiative “was the solution to get the country out of the crisis”, added Mr. Roussel, received Tuesday evening by the head of state at the Élysée.

➡ On a government of National Union️ @Fabien_Roussel “We already participated in a government of National Union in 1945 with General

Emmanuel Macron paid tribute this Tuesday evening to the former Minister of Culture Jack Lang for the 40th anniversary of the Fête de la Musique, and briefly mentioned the “political context” following the loss of the absolute majority by his camp, in his first public appearance since the second round of legislative elections. “I’m not going to make long speeches, I reassure you”, he launched alongside Jack Lang and Senegalese performers Youssou N’Dour and British Charlie Winston from the stage set up in the courtyard of the Élysée. Also read: Can Emmanuel Macron resign…and run again? “It so happens that this house has been occupied today with other activities given the political context,” he added, referring to the consultations he has started with a series of political leaders, including Marine Le Pen, faced with the risk of a political deadlock in Parliament.

Édouard Philippe called on Tuesday for the creation of a “grand coalition”, in particular with Les Républicains, even if it means “finding new profiles” to take the lead, faced with the absence of an absolute majority for Emmanuel Macron in the Assembly . “We must listen to what the voters have said” and “take them seriously”, urged the former Prime Minister on BFMTV, describing the political situation as “unprecedented”.

Édouard Philippe (@EPhilippe_LH): “Perhaps the best coalition is the one that is as broad as possible”

Former Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer, defeated in the legislative elections, is expected to join the University of Paris-Panthéon-Assas, arousing the ire of a higher education union, AFP learned from academic sources, Tuesday. “I was asked, in fact, to consider the possibility of welcoming within our university the former minister Jean-Michel Blanquer, agrégé in public law in 1996 and specialist in constitutional law and comparative public law” , explains the president of the University of Paris-Panthéon-Assas Stéphane Braconnier in a message addressed to the teachers of the public law department, of which AFP has had a copy, confirming information from Mediapart and Le Canard enchainé. The president of the prestigious Parisian university argues the “unusual, even exceptional, nature of the request”, which he says he was “seized”, without specifying the origin of this referral.

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“This is a call for everyone’s responsibility. We will have to build a grand coalition in the interest of the country, for an essential stable majority, otherwise we are going to have enormous problems. This election leads us directly to a logic of coalition”, estimated Édouard Philippe on the set of BFMTV.

Édouard Philippe (@EPhilippe_LH): “Perhaps the best coalition is the one that is as broad as possible”

According to a survey for Paris Match and Sud Radio carried out just before the second round of the legislative elections, the popularity of the Head of State is in decline with 41% of positive opinions, and stronger questions as to his ability to lead the promised reforms (45%, -3 points). The study also notes that the RN, which made a surprise breakthrough in the second round of the legislative elections on Sunday, best embodies the opposition to Emmanuel Macron (35% of those questioned), just ahead of La France insoumise (32%). This survey was carried out according to the quota method from June 16 to 17, with a sample of 1,505 French people questioned by Internet and representative of the French population, aged 18 and over. The margin of error is between 1.4 and 3.1.

Insoumise MP Mathilde Panot was unanimously re-elected to the presidency of the LFI group in the National Assembly, during a vote on Tuesday at the end of the day. The 33-year-old MP for Val-de-Marne was the only candidate for this position, which she already held during the previous legislature. Jean-Luc Mélenchon had handed over to her as head of the LFI deputies in October 2021. She will now lead a very different group, with around 75 deputies, within a left-wing Nupes coalition of some 150 elected officials. “It’s a great pride, we more than double the number of deputies” on the left at the Palais-Bourbon, underlined Mathilde Panot during the day. Without Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who is no longer a deputy, she will have to manage egos and the integration of newcomers.

Thank you to the deputies for having unanimously re-elected me president of the group of La France insoumise at the National Assembly. This confidence honors me. With the

After her interview with Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée, Marine Le Pen detailed to journalists the content of their discussion. “I expressed to the President issues of urgent concern which are those that the deputies of the National Rally will bring: purchasing power, inflation which is rising and which seems out of control. I reminded the Head of State that the group of 89 deputies that I have the honor to chair is a group in the opposition but which does not wish to be in the systematic obstruction”, she explained. “The National Rally being the first opposition group in the National Assembly, it is perfectly legitimate for it to demand the presidency of the Finance Committee, for it to have a vice-president”, also slipped the one who was re-elected Sunday deputy in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais.

LIVE “I expressed to the president subjects of urgent concern which are those that the deputies of the National Rally will carry: purchasing power, inflation which is rising and which seems out of control”, details Marine Le Pen.