What role for the right in the new National Assembly? Olivier Marleix, new president of the LR group in the National Assembly, was the guest of the morning of Europe 1 Monday morning. Asked about the possibility of the absorption of the historic right by the presidential majority, his answer is clear: “It’s the president’s little game to destroy the French right, to make a merger-acquisition – since it’s his profession- on the French right”, he mocked. According to him, the Republicans have “the duty to remain an alternative to the French and not to disappear into a coalition, not to offer confusion to the French”.
LR, an alternative?
His group in the Assembly will therefore “work together, text by text”, and not fall into “unconditional rallying”. According to him, “the erasure of the right, the disappearance of the right” leads to a rise of the far right, as has been the case in the constituencies around his in Eure-et-Loir.
Thus, the Republicans “will serve to allow the text to pass or not to pass” in the National Assembly, assured the new leader of the LRs. While according to him, “political life is organized in a system of fracturing of the country organized by Emmanuel Macron”, he sees in LR a means of rethinking “national cohesion”.
France “suffocating under the weight of debt”
For Olivier Marleix, his party is “the antithesis of Emmanuel Macron”, who is “a president who is both globalist and social-democratic”. However, the president of the LR group believes “that the role of power is first of all to protect the French”.
“For him, everything must always end with public spending.” On the contrary, the Republicans consider that France is “suffocating under the weight of the debt”, and “that all the capacities for initiative of our fellow citizens and the sustainability of the economic situation of our country are today jeopardized by the debt and public expenditure”. In this respect, LR sees itself as a force of proposal different from the presidential majority.