“With Gabriel Attal in Matignon, Emmanuel Macron concedes that he needs his popularity to breathe new life into his mandate” | EUROtoday

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une small “revolution”, just like the title of the ebook he printed in 2016 (XO éditions) earlier than embarking on the conquest of energy. By appointing Gabriel Attal to Matignon, who turns into the youngest prime minister within the historical past of the Ve Republic at 34, Emmanuel Macron created a shock. While its final modifications had been virtually unanimously judged as damp squibs, with restricted technical and political results, the start of this one is already a rupture, which says loads about its initiator.

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For the primary time maybe, since 2017, this President of the Republic who so needed to indicate that he was self-sufficient is suggesting that he must be seconded, one would dare say… helped. In brief, he wants somebody at his facet, endowed with explicit abilities (power, ambition, political sense), even when he’s a devoted cadet with restricted room for maneuver, to relaunch a stalled five-year time period.

Until now, Macron had at all times despatched the identical profile to rue de Varenne: senior civil servants, positive connoisseurs of the State, however completely unknown to the French and with out the slightest political weight. Simple collaborators, definitely technically armed however with out an existence of their very own and due to this fact with none actual curiosity, therefore the infinite time he took to call them, even the boredom which then appeared to drive him. And when Edouard Philippe, due to the well being disaster, had gained reputation, he instantly separated, not supporting that this obliged » can start to overshadow him. Crime of lèse-majesté!

Jupiter on one knee

Nothing like this this time. With Gabriel Attal, the Head of State chooses to promote a very political profile, coupled with a formidable communicator, perfectly identified with the French, to the point of being their favorite minister. By promoting the only face – among the historic Macronists – to have truly emerged politically over the past six years, Macron implicitly concedes that he needs this (admittedly, relative) depth, this youth and this popularity, to breathe new life into his life. to his mandate, which was sorely lacking.

Some will see this as an admission of weakness. That of a President of the Republic surrounded by the extremes, contested in his camp (which is divided on the “immigration” legislation), and entangled in his relative majority. That of a worn, aged, drained phoenix, who acknowledges the truth that he can not do it alone. Jupiter on one knee on the bottom, whereas harmful European elections loom for energy, left behind within the polls by the National Rally. And that post-Macron, which is able to see the battle of heirs flare up, the day after the Olympic Games, dangers demonetizing the tenant of the Elysée. “The president has known for a long time that January is a crucial moment and that we must not miss it”, admits an advisor. His five-year time period, entangled, was at a turning level.

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