Despite the weak election results, Emmanuel Macron does not sack his prime minister. Elizabeth Bourne now has a difficult task ahead of her.
French President Emmanuel Macron is sticking with Prime Minister Elisabeth Bourne even after losing an absolute majority in parliamentary elections. As broadcaster France Info reported on Saturday evening, Macron appointed Bourne to clarify with various factions in the National Assembly whether to participate in the government, to express his confidence in the prime minister and to discuss the draft budget. ready to vote. The government capable of functioning should be there by the beginning of July.
As the prime minister announced on Twitter on Saturday evening, at Macron’s request, she will consult parliamentary groups next week to find out what level of cooperation they are ready for. Later next week, she will propose a roadmap and an effective government that is ready to meet the challenges ahead. Since Macron’s central camp did not get an absolute majority in last Sunday’s parliamentary elections, but only a simple majority, a government needs the support of other groups.
The biggest opposition factions – the right-wing National Assembly National and the Left Party – have so far indicated little willingness to help Macron. A rapprochement with bourgeois-conservative republicans is conceivable. The president designated tax increases and higher national debt as the “red line”.
Macron insisted on adherence to the planned pension reform. The French must “work long hours, like all our neighbors are doing”. You should also get full employment.
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