Elisabeth Borne begins her consultations with an Assembly under construction Is a “government agreement” possible or, at least, “majorities of ideas” with variable geometry? In search of an answer, Elisabeth Borne, head of a minority government, began Monday the arduous mission entrusted to her by Emmanuel Macron for the week. The Head of State, who on Saturday confirmed his “confidence” in the Prime Minister after the loss of the absolute majority in the legislative elections, hopes that she will manage to avoid the deadlock in the National Assembly, with the immediate objective of get the government’s Purchasing Power Bill through. When the president returns on Thursday from the G7 summits in Germany and NATO in Spain, Ms. Borne will have to make proposals to him “for a roadmap” and “for the composition of a new government of action”, which will be put in place “in the first days of July”. Until then, it consults the parliamentary groups again, in particular on a possible “government agreement”, as well as on the vote on the next texts of law. First received on Monday: the leaders of the majority groups, Aurore Bergé (Renaissance), Jean-Paul Mattéi (MoDem) and Laurent Marcangeli (Horizons). At the end of the meeting, Aurore Bergé said she was waiting for “concrete proposals from the various oppositions”, affirming that if they “go in the right direction”, she would be “completely willing like the Prime Minister (…) to [les] sustain “. At Les Républicains, the main formation to which the president seems to be turning to get closer to the absolute majority of deputies (289), the new boss of this group, Olivier Marleix, says he refuses “to serve as a crutch in power”. On the left, Nupes-PS MP Valérie Rabault considers it “impossible” to negotiate a coalition in two days. Even within the presidential majority, some are skeptical. The boss of the MoDem, François Bayrou, does not think that “apparatus agreements” or a “coalition” are possible with oppositions, but rather believes “in a government of goodwill and a majority of ideas”. La France insoumise and the National Rally are excluded by the Head of State from any coalition project, for lack of being, according to him, “parties of government”. LFI’s number two, Adrien Quatennens, confirmed on Sunday that there was “no possible arrangement” with the majority.
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