Three days after the second round of the legislative elections, the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron spoke on Wednesday evening during a television address. The goal ? Reassure and clarify the government’s position for the future. This Sunday, the presidential party obtained only a relative majority in the Assembly, with 245 seats, a first under the 5th Republic.
Here is the new composition of the National Assembly since Sunday:
In such a context, it could be difficult for Macron to apply his program, since he would have to come up against overwhelming opposition almost systematically.
Earlier this week, the president received the resignation of his prime minister, Elisabeth Borne, which he refused. Three of these ministers must also leave the government, after being beaten in their constituencies.
The government, therefore, is currently slightly weakened.
But it takes more to discourage the head of state. On Wednesday evening, in an attempt to both reassure the nation, clarify his strategy and appeal to his political opponents, Emmanuel Macron spoke in a long-awaited television address.
In the days preceding the intervention, Emmanuel Macron would have spoken of a government of national unity to several political leaders, in particular Fabien Roussel (PCF). All refused the implementation of such an alternative.
Coalition, compromise, rupture, blockage… How does the president approach the rest, and what future for our democracy?
In our slideshow, discover the 5 “pressure points” detailed by Macron during his speech on Wednesday evening.