That’s the million dollar question. How will Emmanuel Macron manage to govern without an absolute majority in the National Assembly? Quoted by Europe 1, Fabien Roussel, deputy of the French Communist Party (PCF), affirmed that the President of the Republic was considering the creation of a “government of national unity, if there were the parties to participate in it”.
His goal ? “Finding ways to get out of the current political situation”. He would have asked the former candidate if this solution could “get the country out of the crisis” in which it finds itself.
Same story for Marine Le Pen, who also said that the head of state had consulted her on the same subject. She would have “assured AFP on Wednesday that the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron had mentioned during their meeting on Tuesday the possibility of forming a government of national unity”, specifies Challenges.
“The day before, she had not addressed the issue at the end of her interview at the Elysee Palace with Mr. Macron who receives the leaders of the main parties”, continues the weekly economic magazine.
For their part, Olivier Faure and Christian Jacob indicated that the President of the Republic had not broached this subject with them during the interview.
This Wednesday, June 22, the secretary general of the Republicans, Aurélien Pradié, believes that a government of national unity would not solve the problem, describing this idea as a “forced marriage” which would lead to the erasure of political convictions.
After the loss of the absolute majority in the Assembly, the executive plans to expand this majority in the form of alliances with other parties…
If the presidential majority plans to widen its camp, there are however some conditions. With France Info, Olivier Véran, Minister Delegate in charge of Relations with Parliament and Democratic Life, indicated that the Macron camp “will not put itself in a position to depend on the votes of the National Rally, nor of France Insoumise”.
For his part, the Minister Delegate for Europe Clément Beaune recalled that “there cannot be an alliance, even of circumstance, with the National Rally”.
One question remains: the ministers beaten in the legislative elections will have to leave the government soon. Who to replace them?
This was the sine qua none condition: Ministers defeated in legislative elections must resign from the government. Thus, three ministers of the Borne government must give way, namely: Amélie de Montchalin, the Minister for Ecological Transition, Brigitte Bourguignon, the Minister of Health as well as Justine Benin, Secretary of State for the Sea. can replace them?
In addition, several portfolios have yet to be allocated, such as Transport, Citizenship, Digital, Housing and Tourism.