Marine Le Pen assures that Emmanuel Macron has discussed a government of national unity with her The leader of the deputies of the National Rally (RN) assured Agence France-Presse on Wednesday that Emmanuel Macron had mentioned during their interview of Tuesday the hypothesis of forming a government of national unity, answering “yes” to a question on the subject. The day before, she had not broached this discussion at the end of her interview at the Elysee Palace with Mr. Macron, who receives the leaders of the main parties. Questioned on her arrival on Wednesday at the National Assembly, at the head of the RN group, on a possible participation in a government of national unity, Ms. Le Pen simply replied: “I think that the situation does not justify it. ” Invited Tuesday at the Elysée, the national secretary of the French Communist Party, Fabien Roussel, had explained that Mr. Macron “considers[ait] “The constitution of a” government of national unity “in order to find” the ways to get out of the political situation “in the National Assembly, where the macronists failed on Sunday to obtain an absolute majority. Through a tweet posted on Tuesday evening and during an interview on BFM-TV this morning, the leader of the PCF tried to clarify his statement: “There is no question of participating in a government of national unity given the level of rejection and detestation of Macron and his politics. The first secretary of the Socialist Party, Olivier Faure, and the president of the Republicans, Christian Jacob, for their part told AFP that this subject had not been mentioned during their exchange with the head of state. “The answer can’t be poaching,” Jacob told AFP. On Wednesday, the national secretary of Europe Ecologie-Les Verts, Julien Bayou, explained, after his meeting with the President of the Republic, having told him that he did not see the “need for a government of national unity”. . He assured that his party is in the opposition but that he would vote “according to the interest of the country” and that he also intended to table “very ambitious texts on the climate”. The Minister for Relations with Parliament, Olivier Véran, detailed this morning on BFM-TV the avenues available to the executive after the loss of the absolute majority in the National Assembly: “An enlargement” of the majority with “the continuation of the center left-center right overtaking”, “an even wider enlargement” or “a system of majority project by project, sometimes with the left, sometimes with the right”. But he immediately clarified that he was excluding the National Rally and La France insoumise from the majority that the government is seeking to constitute to pass its laws, because they are not, according to him, “in the republican arc”. “He is starting his ministry well”, but “we are used to it with Mr. Véran”, replied Marine Le Pen. “There is only one misfortune, it is not he who decides, it is the people who decide who is elected and in this case he is part of a group which does not have an absolute majority , so he will be obliged to take into account the other deputies, ”she added. Finally, Aurélien Pradié, the secretary general of the Republicans, refused on Wednesday any idea of a “government of national unity”, which he equated to a “forced marriage” which would lead to “the erasure of political convictions” of one and all. others. A government of national unity, “I do not see at all what it can look like”, explained the deputy of Lot on France 2, wondering about the way of aggregating proposals from parties as diverse as LR, the RN, the PS or LFI.
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