Marie Lebec, the “good friend of the majority” appointed Minister for Relations with Parliament | EUROtoday

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Marie Lebec, before the first council of ministers of the new Attal government, January 12, 2024.

It was by metro that Marie Lebec got here to take possession of her ministerial portfolio on Friday January 12, earlier than leaving by automotive to the Council of Ministers. Each time, BFM-TV was there. It is subsequently from an underground hall, in opposition to a white tiled background, that the brand new Minister for Relations with Parliament offers her first dwell interview. A great communication transfer?, asks the journalist. “No, no, it’s not communicationreplies the Renaissance MP from Yvelines. It was important to be able to get to the ministry quickly. Every morning, I take public transport to go to the Assembly. »

“She’s obviously someone close to the people since she takes the metro! », quips William Martinet, deputy of La France insoumise in the same department as Marie Lebec. However, adversaries and political allies alike assure us: at 33, this mother of two children, living “in the big crown” Parisian (as she herself says on BFM-TV), is “a pretty simple girl”, “a very nice girl”, “authentic”who has “always have your feet on the ground”.

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She can be the “friend next door”, as we are saying in English, that’s to say “the one we would like to have as a friend”. Marie Lebec is “the good friend of the presidential majority in the Assembly”, confides his Yvelines counterpart Karl Olive. Which might be helpful, he emphasizes, relating to making certain that everybody is there to vote on a invoice or cross a voting order.

“Cut out for the job”

Since September, Mme Lebec was vice-president of the Renaissance group, accountable specifically for growing the group’s response to texts introduced by the oppositions throughout the framework of their parliamentary niches. Elected deputy in 2017 in a right-wing stronghold, re-elected in 2022 in opposition to a candidate from the New Ecological and Social Popular Union (Nupes), the brand new minister will want all of the expertise acquired within the Chamber to defend the federal government’s texts .

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At the forefront of main legislative battles, Marie Lebec realized. In the spring of 2023, when the pension invoice was adopted, she entrusted the World : “Using the 49.3 was hard in the group. Even me who has blind confidence in him [Emmanuel Maccron], I must say that this is the first time that I said to myself: “Actually, we are of no use.” » And she is aware of the issue of what awaits her in a context of relative majority dealing with intractable opposition. Shortly earlier than the 2022 legislative elections, she additional declared: “We are in a democracy the place the bulk should dominate. Otherwise, it turns into ungovernable. »

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