“Emmanuel Macron still has four years left before 2027 and yet, an atmosphere of the end of his reign has already set in” | EUROtoday
VSLately, points have been slipping by way of the fingers of the President of the Republic as if he now not actually had any management over them.
Boycotted by three get together leaders, Eric Ciotti (Les Républicains, LR), Olivier Faure (Socialist Party) and Manuel Bompard (La France insoumise), the conferences in Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis), which aimed to create consensus round bettering the functioning of democratic life, gave delivery to a mouse on Friday November 17.
At this stage, solely the precept of recognition of voluntary termination of being pregnant within the Constitution seems to be established. The extension of the scope of the referendum, the trivialization of its use which was to characterize the majority of the discussions and to which the Head of State had been open, appear alternatively buried, for lack of combatants. For six years, nonetheless, its opponents have continued to demand the usage of direct democracy to counter the “Jupiterian” nature of its decision-making.
The symbolic weakening of Elysian energy may be seen by way of one other current episode, all of the extra symptomatic because it considerations the protection of the values of the Republic. By efficiently co-organizing the march in opposition to anti-Semitism on Sunday, November 12, the 2 presidents of the assemblies, Yaël Braun-Pivet (Renaissance, Palais-Bourbon) and Gérard Larcher (Senate, LR), each scored some extent and embarrassed the Elysée.
In the midst of the battle between Hamas and Israel, whereas the demonstration was partly taken over by the National Rally and boycotted by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Emmanuel Macron may legitimately marvel if his place was with the demonstrators. Nevertheless, his hesitation for 4 days, then his refusal to take part, appeared incomprehensible within the eyes of a few of his troops: two former presidents of the Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande, had responded with out the shadow of a hesitation.
In yr two of his second mandate, Emmanuel Macron is overtaken by what his predecessors suffered: the lack of imaginative and prescient. There are nonetheless 4 years earlier than the 2027 deadline and but an environment of the tip of the reign has already set in, as if the horizon was blocked and renewal may solely come from another person.
In July 2005, when he sought to succeed Jacques Chirac, drained by age, sickness and ten making an attempt years on the Elysée, Nicolas Sarkozy caricatured him as Louis XVI busy “quietly dismantle the locks at Versailles while France rumbles”.
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