The presidential majority, in search of support in the Assembly for lack of an absolute majority at the end of the legislative elections, is “agree on the essentials” with the deputies Les Républicains, whose “group is the least distant from us” , estimated Tuesday Gérald Darmanin, ex-LR. “We agree on security, we agree on public finances and the economy, on the purchasing power of our fellow citizens, so that there are tax cuts”, listed on RTL the Minister of the Interior.
By way of example, Gérald Darmanin cited his proposal, provided for in the future orientation and programming law of the Ministry of the Interior (Lopmi), “to expel or withdraw the residence permits of any foreigner guilty of “a crime or a misdemeanor” and that of the anti-breakers law defended by the leader of the senators LR Bruno Retailleau.
LR “never in the blocking of institutions”
The boss of LR Christian Jacob refuted last week “any logic of pact” but assured that his party would “never” be in “the blocking of institutions”. A position contested by the ex-minister Jean-François Copé, favorable to a “government pact”, or Catherine Vautrin, who said “why not” to the idea of ”grand coalition” proposed by the ex-Premier Minister Edouard Philippe, whose Horizons party is a member of the majority.
The Minister of the Interior also repeated the line of President Emmanuel Macron: the majority “is not intended to govern with the National Rally” or with rebellious France. Faced with the breakthrough of these two groups during the legislative elections, Gérald Darmanin considered that “this National Assembly is more in line with the opinions of the French”.
“The French are happy with these elections, with the balance of powers (…) They obviously wanted us to get along (…) they did not want us to govern alone”, a- he added. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne continued her negotiations on Tuesday with the presidents of groups in the Assembly.