Matignon will be open this weekend on the occasion of the twentieth edition of the “Rendez-vous aux jardins” operation, recalls Le Parisien. The opportunity for many French people to discover the three hectares of the largest private estate in the capital. Some will see Elisabeth Borne between two meetings with a little luck. She may exchange with visitors, happy to find themselves face to face with the second most important political figure in France. But for how much longer?
Elisabeth Borne, recently “reframed” by her superior, Emmanuel Macron, following remarks about representatives of the National Rally, seems more than ever in danger. Tensions that last and become incessant, could weaken the bond despite a confidence very often displayed by the President of the Republic: “I want to repeat all my confidence in him”, as he recalled once again the day after this new controversy, according to Le Parisien.
More than ever weakened, the head of government is nevertheless often supported by the executive. Moreover, it seems difficult to imagine his ejection from Matignon in the coming days. After the turbulent period of the pension reform, Emmanuel Macron took the floor to define the major projects to be carried out in the next 100 days, promising to make an initial assessment on the occasion of July 14. The roadmap she has been given also constitutes a kind of extended contract in her favour. But then ? This is the great unknown surrounding the status of the Prime Minister.
There are many rumors of reshuffles concerning several ministers. In addition to Elisabeth Borne, Gérald Darmanin, a time weakened, has since recovered, even if he recently stood out for a disagreement with his comrade in Public Accounts, Gabriel Attal. In addition, some ministers will remain on the front line, such as Bruno Le Maire, Éric Dupont-Moretti or Olivier Véran.
One ministerial area seems more fragile than others: education. A time embodied by Jean-Michel Blanquer, his succession is more than ever weakened. In a school period marked by school harassment, difficulties of integration into higher education or even the dissatisfaction of teaching professionals, Pap Ndiaye seems to be designated as the weak link. “We are no longer raising an alarm signal, we are asking the question of a major danger for our education system”, saddens Frédéric Marchand, secretary general of Unsa education.
A gear change soon? The various statements by those close to the executive and the government seem to reflect a bitter observation. A recent sentence from a “pillar” of the executive sums up the idea: “We have the face of a government at the end of the race”. Like a car that has mechanical problems and that is sent to the garage to regain all its former glory.
And yet, the sequence on pension reform was combined with potential radical changes within the government. Despite everything, nothing has changed, and it does not seem that much on the agenda. Will the results of the 100 days on the occasion of the national holiday reinforce the idea of a reshuffle in order to breathe new life into Macron’s policy?