Gérald Darmanin, reappointed as Minister of the Interior, intends to prioritize “substantive issues” | EUROtoday

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Gérald Darmanin, at the Ermont-Eaubonne police station (Val-d'Oise), January 10, 2024.

Tuesday January 9, he put in Céline Berthon, former deputy director common of the nationwide police, in her new place on the head of the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI); the following day, he stood alongside Gabriel Attal, who had barely been appointed to Matignon, on the Ermont-Eaubonne police station (Val-d’Oise); Friday January 12, he greeted in Bièvres (Yvelines) the brand new head of RAID (Research help intervention dissuasion), the police intervention unit. For Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, the reshuffle appeared like a non-event.

Did the Elysée have some other alternative than to keep up on this place the omnipresent minister, who embodies the operate by way of media overexposure similtaneously he affords a defend to the President of the Republic, whose positions on police violence or facial checks in 2021 have nonetheless not been digested by the occupation? And did the minister, besides risking a desertion trial, have an alternative choice, six months earlier than the Olympic and Paralympic Games? “He is sharp and has the right reflexes for zero entry cost” within the operate, justifies the entourage of Mr. Darmanin. This alternative is, nevertheless, additionally a default alternative: not solely is the Macronist pool poor in safety profiles however, observes a prefect, “a break in Beauvau before the Olympics involved risks that the President of the Republic was not prepared to run”.

In the aftermath of the riots of the summer season of 2023, Gérald Darmanin however mentioned he feared “one year too many” in a ministry “using” and even cautiously talked about needs to maneuver to the Quai d’Orsay. After his reappointment to essentially the most uncovered place within the authorities, he now assures that he has ” envy ” to final there, no less than yet another 12 months. If he manages to remain there and his longevity at Place Beauvau would place him in third place among the many most sturdy inside ministers of the Ve Republic behind the Gaullists Roger Frey and Raymond Marcellin (roughly 5 and a half years of mandate every, between 1962 and 1974). “If he had left the government, he would have been isolated, analyzes the deputy (LFI) of Ille-et-Vilaine Frédéric Mathieu. Staying inside gives it a springboard for 2027, even if it means leaving a field of ruins by placing itself under the supervision of the unions, as it has done from the start. »

“Decathlon of police mobilization”

The stressed skilled police organizations have simply remembered his good recollections. On Wednesday January 10, a bus caravan chartered by Unité-SGP Police-FO toured Paris to demand solutions on the general public highway bonus, the rise within the salaries of PATS (administrative, technical and scientific personnel) or the measures reclassification. So many commitments recorded in a protocol courting from 2022, “but still not implemented” in response to the unions. “It was our opening ceremony, quips Grégory Joron, common secretary of the union. And and not using a response to those calls for as to the Olympics, we’ll launch a decathlon of police mobilization. »

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