Jacques Serais, edited by Gauthier Delomez
9:35 p.m., June 22, 2022
President Emmanuel Macron received between Tuesday and Wednesday the various party leaders of the new National Assembly to try to find a way to govern, despite the loss of the absolute majority for the presidential party. His proposal for a government of national unity, however, was not supported by all political forces.
What will he remember from his exchanges with the various party leaders? Emmanuel Macron received between Tuesday and Wednesday the political forces of the new National Assembly, after the loss of an absolute majority for the presidential party in the last legislative elections. Before his speech scheduled for 8 p.m., the Head of State totaled ten meetings (six Tuesday, four Wednesday) to tour the national representation.
His former Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, at the head of Horizons, pleaded with him the idea of a coalition to break the impasse. “It seems to me that with the Republican group, which is the largest numerical group in the spectrum that I have drawn, and perhaps with the socialist group or with the ecological group, a discussion could start”, he detailed at the microphone of Europe 1.
Quatennens denounces an “incoherent and improbable” proposal
This idea seems to be gaining ground at the Élysée. Emmanuel Macron asked several officials consulted since Tuesday to say what they thought of the possibility of a government of national unity. The rebellious Adrien Quatennens anticipated the question during his interview. “We are not a candidate for any arrangement, any scheme or any participation in a government with the President of the Republic”, he assured.
Adrien Quatennens to justify this position: “Our political diagnosis, and I told him, is that there is a need for a government which, precisely, does the opposite of its policy, of that which it has led, and fight the effects it has spread”. The LFI deputy considered that it would be “totally incoherent and improbable”, rejecting any form of coalition with the majority.
Emmanuel Macron may not really intend to set up such a government. But the categorical refusal at this stage of all the oppositions allows him to refer the responsibility for the blockage to them. This is the situation he should describe to the French during his speech.