The President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, addresses the French during the television news, in Paris, on June 22, 2022. LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP Emmanuel Macron posed for a few days the monkey on the shoulder of his opponents, before take off for a week of international summits. The Head of State was invited on television, Wednesday, June 22, to deliver a speech in an attempt to break the impasse into which the narrow relative majority he has in the National Assembly has led him. This “new fact” in the history of the Fifth Republic implies, according to him, “collectively learning to govern and legislate differently”, based on “compromise” and “dialogue”. Read also: Legislative 2022: the RN demands the presidency of the finance committee in the Assembly and proposes “the candidacy of Jean-Philippe Tanguy”, deputy of the Somme Only, after two days of consultations with the leaders of the main parties, the tenant of the Elysée has not yet found the martingale which will allow him to fill the hole of forty deputies which he lacks to have texts voted on. He therefore appealed to the “responsibility” of “all political forces” by asking them to decide between two options: to sign “a coalition contract” with him or to build “majorities text by text”. On the merits, Emmanuel Macron ensures not to give up the “coherence” of the “clear project” which was his during the presidential election, during which the French granted him “clear legitimacy”. He just accentuated the need to conduct a “responsible project, that is to say credible and financed”, which will be abounded “neither by more taxes nor by more budgetary and ecological debt”. “This is why our country, more than ever, needs ambitious reforms to continue to create more wealth, more work and to innovate more,” said the Head of State. Read also: Article reserved for our subscribers Emmanuel Macron in search of a way out to govern: grand coalition or agreements on a case-by-case basis? Elisabeth Borne absent from the president’s speech So much for the foot call to the 61 deputies of the Les Républicains (LR) party, who represent the key to a possible majority. And this, even if he refrained from referring to his promise of pension reform at age 65, desired by the right. Without modifying his project, the President of the Republic throws the ball back to the opposition. “It will be necessary to clarify in the coming days the share of responsibility and cooperation that the different formations of the National Assembly are ready to take, he underlined. Join a coalition of government and action? Commit to simply vote on certain texts? The second option seems the most credible, it is estimated at the top of the State; a political “change of culture” cannot take place overnight, after sixty years of exercising power based on presidentialism and majority rule. You have 70.39% of this article left to read. The following is for subscribers only.
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