Emmanuel Macron affirmed it on Saturday: the Head of State has full “confidence” in Elisabeth Borne “in the long term” to deal with the post-legislative deadlock situation. The Prime Minister will therefore remain in office, to form a new government in a few days.
The President of the Republic, abroad all week for the G7 and NATO summits, has thus entrusted his subordinate with a crucial mission for the rest of his five-year term: to simply solve the problem.
By Friday, Elisabeth Borne must therefore:
In short, the Prime Minister must come to terms with the outgoing deputies and try to find solutions to strengthen the relative majority of the presidential party in the Assembly. This could lead to the formation of a coalition government, i.e. a parliamentary government made up of several parties. But faced with a skeptical political class, which is reluctant to work under the aegis of Emmanuel Macron, the task promises to be difficult to say the least.
Forming a coalition government, the impossible puzzle? Many personalities, on the left and on the right, have already refused the possibility. Among the Republicans, the new group president Olivier Marleix assures in the Journal du Dimanche that he will refuse “to serve as a crutch in power”.
Same story on the side of environmentalists: “obviously not”, the group will not join the presidential majority, said its vice-president Sophie Taillé-Polian.
Where will Elisabeth Borne find allies?
Some deputies are even calling for a vote of confidence, like Manuel Bompard, NUPES deputy, who spoke on Sunday evening on BFMTV.
In the meantime, the deadlines are short and the stakes are crucial for the Prime Minister, who should form a new government by Friday.
In our slideshow, discover everything that awaits him day after day.