Published on: 06/28/2022 – 19:46 The first woman to hold this position under the Fifth Republic, Renaissance MP Yaël Braun-Pivet was elected President of the National Assembly on Tuesday. She is the first woman to access the perch. Yvelines MP Yaël Braun-Pivet was elected President of the National Assembly on Tuesday 28 June. A novice in politics five years ago, she had a slow start during the Benalla affair and then knew how to make allies – a necessity in the cauldron of the new Assembly. To the opposition, the 51-year-old minister said, after the loss of the absolute majority in the legislative elections: “We will have to work together, we will have to seek majorities of ideas” and “We are all accountable for this action collectively”. Yaël Braun-Pivet has since changed positions, but no mission. She left the government on Saturday, after only a month and five days at the Ministry of Overseas, which earned her the anger of several elected officials in these territories. “I held the helm in the face of crises, from terrorism to pandemic “In 2017, the neo-deputy had been chosen for the law commission when the tradition was to appoint an experienced person. Since then, the elected representative of Yvelines has become an essential figure at the Palais Bourbon. “I held the helm in the face of crises, from terrorism to the pandemic”, subjects of her commission, she argues. And to praise her “new method of working, made of listening” and “co-construction” , including with the oppositions of which it knew how to be appreciated. Women “must succeed in politics without imitating or adapting to a male model”, judge Yaël Braun-Pivet. A former criminal lawyer, this native of Nancy had put her “vocation” on hold to follow her husband, an executive at L’ Oréal, seven years in Taiwan and Japan, and raising their five children. Back in France, she became involved in Restos du Coeur, creating free consultations with lawyers and a reception center in the Yvelines. His membership of En Marche – after having “always voted PS [Parti socialiste]” – is an “extension”: “in action, without remaining on postures”. Her first steps had earned her a trial “in amateurism” from the opposition but also from elected representatives of the majority. However, she then knew how to print its mark with collective field visits, in particular in about thirty penitentiary establishments. she is co-rapporteur, explodes after the withdrawal of the opposition.Several deputies accuse Yaël Braun-Pivet of “protecting” the Elysée, the rebellious Alexis Corbière qualifying her as “Benalla of the National Assembly”.Target of anti-Semitic threats and of sexist insults on social networks, Yaël Braun-Pivet will say a few months later that his “position was untenable from the start”. “It’s not my thing to be boring and authoritarian” If his human qualities – “warm” , “not twisted” – are greeted, she is sometimes reproached for being re too “nice”. “It’s not my thing to be boring and authoritarian”, replies Yaël Braun-Pivet. This descendant of “Slavic immigration, Polish Jew and German Jew, with grandparents who entered France with tourist visas” in the 1930s preferred internal debates to public arm wrestling. Stubborn, Yaël Braun-Pivet made a strong commitment in 2021 in favor of Olivier Falorni’s bill authorizing euthanasia. She also sought to move forward in the renovation of democratic life. The MP has also never hidden her ambitions in macronie, presenting herself in 2018 for the perch before withdrawing her candidacy against Richard Ferrand who, she nevertheless had says, “does not embody renewal”. “She is taking her revenge”, slips a government source, while Richard Ferrand was beaten at the polls. His rejection in 2018 of the inclusion of the right to abortion in the preamble of the Constitution caught up with her during the week -end, after the questioning of the right to abortion in the United States. “There is no need to brandish fears” in France, she assured then. With AFP
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