While rumors of a possible reshuffle suggest that the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne would be in the hot seat, it is for the moment her advisers who are leaving Matignon. If the one who faced 17 motions of censure retains her post after the assessment of the 100 days of “appeasement”, which will be done in a few weeks by President Emmanuel Macron, the latter will still have to rehire, in view of this wave of departures. But what is it due to? According to Le Monde, there could be several explanations for this.
First, rumors about the difficulties of working alongside the Prime Minister are well known. It is therefore possible that these departures are linked to his “toxic management”. Indeed, this is the “reason invoked by current and former collaborators of Élisabeth Borne, on condition of anonymity”, as reported by Liberation. However, this is not the first time that this kind of speech has been made about the Prime Minister. Indeed, the journalist Bérengère Bonte painted a portrait of Elisabeth Borne, in her biography “La Secrète”, which corroborates the words of these collaborators. A book that will also provoke the anger of the Prime Minister. As reported in the daily, “Le Monde describes it as a ‘nightmare’ to work with the Prime Minister who would be authoritarian and brutal with her teams. be seen as a potential step through.”. But what are the other possible reasons for this wave of departures?
The right-wing policy of the French government could also be the cause of these departures, according to Le Monde. As Liberation reports, it may be that the rapprochement with the right of the Republicans upsets many. “We first evoke the unease linked to the rapprochement with Les Républicains to “enlarge the majority”, as Emmanuel Macron had requested on March 22. The weeks to come, which seem to be moving the executive ever further to the right, would give also want to flee to many.”. But, how does Matignon explain these departures?
While it is one by one that the advisers of Elisabeth Borne’s cabinet decide to leave, how does the government explain this situation? According to the daily, Matignon would qualify these departures as “summer movements”. However, resignations are increasing and no one really seems to want to take the place of the deserters. In addition, resignations seem to be on the increase. “Others could follow in the coming days,” Le Monde tells us. Indeed, division heads and other employees also seem to want to leave.