The Head of State spoke this Wednesday evening, three days after the results of the second round of the legislative elections and while the presidential coalition does not have an absolute majority. “We must learn to govern and legislate differently”. After two days of consultations with party leaders, Emmanuel Macron spoke on Wednesday to discuss the results of the legislative elections. A ballot at the end of which not a single coalition, including that of the president, obtained an absolute majority in the National Assembly. • The level of abstention “forces us all” The president first had a a word for the high rate of abstention recorded during the first and second rounds of the legislative elections, a situation “which obliges us all”. “Voting is essential for the life of the nation, for its major choices, and very clearly this n is more felt by all”, declared Emmanuel Macron while more than one in two voters shunned the polls last Sunday. who “express concerns”, Emmanuel Macron however explained that the results of the legislative elections “have made the presidential majority the first political force in the National Assembly”. “No political force can today make the laws alone” , conceded the Head of State, “the majo presidential ity is indeed relative, its responsibility is therefore to expand, either by building a coalition contract, or by building majorities text by text”. • The hypothesis of a government of national unity “not justified in this day”Evoked Tuesday evening by the deputy Fabien Roussel at the end of his meeting with the president, Emmanuel Macron nevertheless explained that after consultation with all party leaders, “the hypothesis of a government of national unity” is “not justified to date”. “It is possible to find a larger and clearer majority to act”, added the President of the Republic, calling for “political overcoming with clarity and responsibility in the face of” quarrels and political postures”. • “Purchasing power”, “full employment”, “climate”… The program and the calendar for the time being unchanged “As of this summer, we will have to take emergency measures”, declared Emmanuel Macron who wishes to see a law on the power of purchase, “first decisions for full employment, strong choices on energy and the climate, emergency measures for our health”. “Our country needs ambitious reforms”, estimated the head of state. • An ultimatum issued to opposition partiesEmmanuel Macron asked “political groups to say in complete transparency how far they are ready to go”. “We will have to build compromises, enrichments, amendments, but do so in complete transparency , in the open if I may say so, in a desire for union and action for the nation”, he continued. “To make useful progress, it is now up to the political groups to say in complete transparency how far they are ready to go”. “National Assembly are ready to take: enter into a coalition of government and action? Commit to simply vote on certain texts? Our budget? Which ones?”, Listed the Head of State, giving an appointment to his return from Brussels, in 48 hours.Hugues Garnier with AFP Journalist BFMTV
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