The names of the main ministers of the government of Elisabeth Borne will be announced this Friday, May 20 afternoon. They should be around fifteen and parity should be respected. The government will then be completed by secretaries of state and possibly high commissioners after the legislative elections. On Wednesday, an elected official, very close to the head of state, takes a piece of paper out of his pocket like showing a lottery ticket with winning numbers. The document has been circulating since the day before between insiders and lists the future members of the government and the moroccos to which they could be assigned. Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs: Sylvie Goulard; Minister responsible for Energy Planning: Pascal Canfin; Minister responsible for Ecological and Territorial Planning: Agnès Firmin Le Bodo; Minister of the Armed Forces: Valérie Létard; Minister of the Interior: Gérald Darmanin, Keeper of the Seals; Minister of Justice: Catherine Vautrin; Minister of National Education, Youth and Sports: Julien Denormandie, Minister of Economy and Finance: Bruno Le Maire; Budget Minister: Clément Beaune; Minister of Transformation and Public Service: Nicolas Dufourcq; Minister of Solidarity and Health: Renaud Muselier… Problem, he denied the day before on Twitter. Another list was circulating on Thursday, May 19. This cited Edouard Philippe as Minister of European Affairs, but the former tenant of Matignon was never contacted. Damien Abad was also given as a possible arrival following his departure from the presidency of LR deputies and his leave from the party. What are these names worth? Difficult to say as the negotiations have been secret for a few days. Gabriel Attal is presented there as the future Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. “It’s exactly where I saw it,” comments the chosen one. But he knows that nothing very reliable transpires from the walls of the Élysée. Gérald Darmanin, Sébastien Lecornu, Marc Fesneau and Amélie de Montchalin could also stay. Bruno Le Maire and Julien Denormandie are on the other hand on the departure, according to other sources. A difficult balance “Macron wants to bring the Borne moment to life to occupy the field and stifle the opposition for a few more days”, tells us a usually well-informed deputy. It must be said that if the announcement was delayed it is because the casting is not simple: the Élysée wants a gender-balanced government, politically balanced between right, left, Modem, Horizons and of course LREM. Elisabeth Borne is not elected local, Emmanuel Macron will also have at heart that the mayors, the regional or departmental councilors are well represented. Finally, he will have to bring in new faces and therefore fight against the temptation to continue working with those he knows well. A government in two stages One thing is certain, the appointment of the government will be done in two stages. First about fifteen strong ministers in then less important ministers or secretaries of state after the legislative elections. “Emmanuel Macron is also in a logic of projects. His idea would be to also appoint high commissioners like Jean-Paul Delevoye for pensions. The latter could take care of cross-cutting subjects such as the deployment of the fleet of electric vehicles. He is almost in the logic of project manager with missions that would be defined in time”, explained to us, last week, a member of the first circle who imagined, for example, a high commissioner in charge of the reform of vocational high schools or a high commissioner in charge of setting up the payment of social assistance at source.
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