Political worry as Macron party slumps
After losing its majority in the National Assembly, France’s centrist administration is scrambling to prevent political stagnation.
Commentators have warned that France might get unruly, and Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has referred to the scenario as “unprecedented.”
Emmanuel Macron’s squad is now up against two formidable opponents.
In fact, neither Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s left-green coalition nor Marine Le Pen’s far-right are interested in working with him at all.
Mr. Macron will also have to replace three ministers who lost their seats in Sunday’s election.
The prime minister’s position seems more precarious.
After Sunday’s election defeat, which was largely seen as a smack in the face by pundits, the president’s loyalists rallied behind him.
The goal is to form a “working majority,” either via a coalition or by individual agreements with other MPs.
French Minister of Parliamentary Relations Olivier Véran pledged that “we would create a majority very fast so that it becomes absolute in the National Assembly.”
“All those who want us to bring the nation ahead,” government spokesperson Olivia Grégoire said.
1988: François Mitterrand’s minority government took office.
He was just 11 seats shy of an absolute majority.
Left and right mainstream MPs are required to provide the Ensemble alliance 44 seats.
“I can’t for a second conceive that there won’t be a majority in the next weeks on the spending power bill,” said Mr.Véran.
Who is certain that the government will be able to get backing from other political parties to implement critical changes.
Improvement of France by Macron
Food vouchers and increased benefits are among the measures President Macron has proposed to combat the country’s rising cost of living.
Increasingly, the retirement age. There should be negotiations with the mainstream right Republicans.
But also with anybody else “who has an interest in pushing ahead with measures.
That is important for the nation,” said Public Service Minister Stanislas Guerini.
If the government included measures like as a reduction in VAT, Marine Le Pen’s National Rally’s Louis Aliot stated he and his fellow MPs would “make the effort to vote for such measures.”
First impressions from right-wing Republicans weren’t great about an alliance.
In his party chairman’s words: “We’ve campaigned as opposition, we are the opposition, and we’ll remain opposition.
” MP Aurélien Pradié said he didn’t share President Macron’s vision of society, and he didn’t tolerate “forced weddings.”
There are some Republicans who are open to the idea of forming a coalition with Democrats.
Mr.Macron’s partnership with Jean-François Copé is necessary to “confront the emergence of the extremism,” the former minister added.
But the government would have to pay a significant price for it. After less than a month in office.
Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne’s position seems to be in jeopardy.
Government officials claim her job is safe, but leftists and others are calling for her to step down.
Manuel Bompard also stated the administration “cannot simply proceed as if nothing has occurred.”
Since Jean-Luc Mélenchon is considering a vote of no confidence in the coming weeks.
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