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Marine Le Pen assured AFP on Wednesday that the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron had mentioned during their meeting on Tuesday the possibility of forming a government of national unity. “Yes”, replied the leader of the RN deputies when questioned on this subject. The day before, she had not addressed the issue at the end of her interview at the Elysee Palace with Emmanuel Macron, who receives the leaders of the main parties. Then questioned on her arrival on Wednesday at the National Assembly, at the head of her National Rally group, on a possible participation in a government of national unity, Marine Le Pen simply replied: “I think that the situation does not justify it. not”.

A “government of national unity” envisaged

Invited to the Elysée on Tuesday, the national secretary of the PCF, Fabien Roussel, had indicated that Emmanuel Macron “considers (has)” the constitution of a “government of national unity” in order to find “the ways to get out of the situation. policy” in the National Assembly, where the Macronists failed on Sunday to obtain an absolute majority. The first secretary of the PS, Olivier Faure, and the president of LR, Christian Jacob, for their part told AFP that this subject had not been mentioned during their exchange with the head of state. “The answer cannot be poaching,” insisted Christian Jacob to AFP.

On Wednesday, the national secretary of EELV Julien Bayou explained, after his interview with the President of the Republic, having told him that he did not see the “need for a government of national unity”. He assured that his party is in opposition but that he would vote “according to the interest of the country” and that he also intended to table “very ambitious texts on the climate”.

A “forced marriage”?

The Minister for Relations with Parliament, Olivier Véran, detailed Wednesday on BFMTV the avenues available to the executive after the loss of the absolute majority in the National Assembly: “An enlargement” of the majority with “the pursuit going beyond center left/center right”, “an even wider enlargement” or “a majority system project by project, sometimes with the left, sometimes with the right”. But he immediately clarified that he was excluding the RN and LFI from the majority that the government is seeking to form to pass its laws, because they are not, according to him, “in the republican arc”.

“He is starting his ministry well”, but “we are used to it with Olivier Véran”, replied Marine Le Pen. “There is only one misfortune, it is not he who decides, it is the people who decide who is elected and in this case he is part of a group which does not have an absolute majority , so he will be obliged to take into account the other deputies”, she added.

The secretary general of the Republicans Aurélien Pradié on Wednesday refused any idea of ​​a “government of national unity”, which he equated to a “forced marriage” which would lead to “the erasure of political convictions” of each other. A government of national unity, “I do not see at all what it can look like”, explained the deputy of Lot on France 2, wondering about the way of aggregating proposals from parties as diverse as LR, the RN, the PS or LFI.

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