After a telephone conversation with Élisabeth Borne, the leader of the rebellious deputies, Mathilde Panot, lambasted on Friday a “fairly lunar call with the Prime Minister”, whom she accuses of wanting to “govern by breaking and entering”. “We had the call with the Prime Minister who was quite lunar on many aspects. When I ask if, as in all democracies, she is going to come before the National Assembly to make a general policy speech and ask for confidence , the Prime Minister’s response is this: ‘We’ll see'”, said the rebellious MP.
“The macronie is sailing on sight”
“We demand that the Prime Minister come before the Assembly to ask for a vote of confidence, because Ms. Borne cannot govern by breaking and entering” and “does not have the legitimacy” to continue her action, hammered Mathilde Panot, at the ‘National Assembly. The declaration of general policy that Elisabeth Borne could make is a practice in most cases followed by a commitment of responsibility before the deputies, without this being an obligation.
“The general impression that emerges from this call is that Macronie is navigating on sight and no longer knows where she is going,” continued Mathilde Panot, who called for “emergency” measures from the program of the left alliance Nupes: “Increase in the minimum wage, price freeze, increase in social minima.” Mathilde Panot repeated that the Nupes groups (LFI, PS, EELV, PCF) intended to propose a law on the subject next week. The rebellious leader affirmed that “macronie lost the legislative elections. Emmanuel Macron’s project was defeated by the majority of French people with different expressions that we find in the National Assembly”.
The presidential coalition finished first in the legislative elections with a relative majority, but far from an absolute majority. Faced with the risk of political blockage, Emmanuel Macron asked the opposition parties on Wednesday to “say in complete transparency how far they are ready to go” to “build compromises”: “Enter into a coalition of government and action (or) simply commit to voting on certain texts, our budget.” Then received the party leaders at the Élysée.
Elisabeth Borne spoke Thursday and Friday with the presidents of the parliamentary groups on the subject. According to Mathilde Panot, Élisabeth Borne “mentioned other exchanges that could come. I doubt that this one was very constructive, we’ll see what happens.”