Called to resign, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra requires an finish to “personal attacks” | EUROtoday

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Amélie Oudea-Castera leaves the Elysée Palace after the first weekly meeting of Gabriel Attal's cabinet, in Paris, January 12, 2024.

Faced with requires resignation, the Minister of Education, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, requested, Monday January 15, to shut “the personal attacks chapter” in regards to the non-public education of his youngsters, within the hope of extinguishing the primary disaster of the Attal authorities.

First week, first textbook case. Barely promoted to nationwide training, “AOC” is already on the defensive. Forced to justify the registration of her three sons at Stanislas, a prestigious non-public institution within the stunning districts of the capital. Choice motivated by “lots of hours not seriously replaced” within the viewers, she defined first. Comments skilled as a provocation by the unions, to the purpose that the minister instantly beat her guilt, saying ” to regret “ having “could have hurt some teachers”.

Wasted effort, as a result of the second salvo didn’t take lengthy: Sunday night, the newspaper Release undermined the minister’s protection, contradicted by a number of testimonies. These deny the alleged absence of lecturers and underline the need of Mme Oudéa-Castéra to make the eldest sibling skip a category.

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“A lie that disqualifies her”

Revelations which the oppositions didn’t fail to grab upon to assault the minister. “It’s a lie that disqualifies her from continuing to hold this position”stated the “rebellious” Manuel Bompard on Franceinfo, whereas the communist Fabien Roussel estimated on“it’s time to resign” as a result of “the days pass and the lies accumulate”.

Analysis shared on BFM-TV by the environmentalist deputy Benjamin Lucas, for whom the minister ” lied “. “She has to leave” for’“send a signal of appeasement to the educational community, which is not doing well”he estimated.

At the opposite finish of the political spectrum, National Rally deputy Julien Odoul additionally unleashed himself on LCI in opposition to these “ministers who happily lie, like Amélie Oudéa-Castéra”judging that it’s already “discredited” And “that she should leave”. His colleague Jean-Philippe Tanguy insisted on BFM-TV and RMC: “If the minister lied, I don’t see how she can continue her public action. »

His rare supporters struggle to hide their embarrassment

“I do not want to go any further into the area of ​​personal life and private life. There are attacks to which I have tried to respond as sincerely as possible. We must close this chapter of personal attacks and personal life”replied the minister, additionally liable for youth and sports activities, after a go to to the positioning of the Olympic village of Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis).

But the uncommon supporters of the minister struggled to cover their embarrassment, like the federal government spokesperson, Prisca Thevenot, who kicked in on France Inter: “I don’t know if she lied, I’m just saying that she explained why her son went to private school. » Just like the leader of the Renaissance deputies, Sylvain Maillard, who judged on Sud Radio that Mme Oudéa-Castéra “was very clear” explaining “why she wanted to change” from public to personal.

A stone in Emmanuel Macron’s shoe

It is on this context that she should start assembly the instructing unions, Monday at noon, to debate the priorities of her ministry, together with undoubtedly the topic of absenteeism and replacements. A contact already below the specter of strikes introduced for January 25 and January 1er FEBRUARY.


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This controversy thwarts the plans of the manager, lower than every week after a reshuffle supposed to provide it new life embodied by Gabriel Attal. Especially since, as the previous holder of the nationwide training portfolio, he assured that he can be the “guarantor” of the “absolute priority” granted to the college.

The affair can be a stone within the footwear of Emmanuel Macron, who considers that the topic “is part of the reserved domain of the president” and should specify Tuesday night, throughout a press convention, how he intends to hold out the “rearmament” of the nation, which may very well be via bulletins by way of training.

The World with AFP