After a visit from May 11 to 12 to Reunion Island, during which she discussed the subjects of employment, housing, and agriculture, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne confided in France Info “I want to continue to act for the French” she then declared to our colleagues. However, since the very controversial pension reform, the Prime Minister has seen her popularity rating drop to the lowest.
Indeed, 69% of French people want Elisabeth Borne to be replaced in government at the end of the “100 days of appeasement”.
While the Prime Minister admits that she wishes to continue her path in government, and draws up a rather positive assessment of her mandate with the Journal Du Dimanche: “For a year, I have been proud to lead a majority that has remained united, to ensure the functioning of Parliament, which has carried out important and for some difficult reforms, for having kept the commitments made by the President of the Republic.”, the vast majority of French people do not share this opinion. Indeed, as an Odoxa-Blackbone poll for Le Figaro tells us, more than 6 out of 10 French people want to see Elisabeth Borne leave Matignon. Only 5% of people who responded to this survey consider that the start of his mandate was “very satisfactory”.
After rumors during her election, a biography written by the journalist Bérengère Bonte, and the pension reform, Elisabeth Borne continues to be talked about. Still based on the poll on the Figaro site, only 22% of French people find that the Prime Minister is “close to their concerns”. Indeed, the former director of the cabinet of Ségolène Royal at the Ministry of Ecology, had promised to put in place several reforms, whether on the deadlines for redoing her identity papers, or even on the text of the immigration law , which were not carried out as the French wished, if at all.
Elisabeth terminal is therefore not certain to continue her journey at Matignon beyond July 14. However, she expresses, with the Journal Du Dimanche, pride and determination during her interview: “For a year, I have been proud to lead a majority that has remained united, to ensure the functioning of Parliament, which has carried out important and for some difficult reforms, for having kept the commitments made by the President of the Republic.” The Prime Minister will also end up adding: “I carried out reforms, I know the elected officials, the Parliament, I can be useful to my country”.