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Gabriel Attal during his joint press conference with Chancellor Olaf Scholz, in Berlin, February 5, 2024.

Lhis confidence didn’t go unnoticed. On the sidelines of his journey to Berlin on Monday February 6, Gabriel Attal spoke about his conception of “the republican arch”. The ingredient of language had been deployed till now by the bulk to ship again to again the National Rally (RN) and La France insoumise, introduced as ” the extremes “, to be able to exclude them from the Republican subject. Now historical historical past. “Some said that we should only work with the Republican arc. I consider that the Republican arc is the Hemicycle”declared the Prime Minister at World.

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Invited Thursday night on the present “L’Evénement” on France 2 to touch upon the reshuffle, Gabriel Attal clarified his remarks: “Even if we do not agree with these parties, (…) there are millions of French people who voted, he indicated. It is not respecting them to say that because you are from La France insoumise or the National Rally, we are not going to listen, look at the amendment [d’une loi]. » Here too, the presage of a change of line with the strategy in force in the National Assembly, since the majority deputies did not vote for the amendments proposed by the extreme right, even going so far as to remove the Lepenist votes from the counting of votes for their own texts.

When the “immigration” regulation was adopted, authorities spokespersons took turns to affirm that it had “ was voted on without the votes of the National Rally”regardless of the 88 votes of RN deputies, in accordance with “a precept that [le camp présidentiel s’était] given “. On the sidelines of a trip to Bordeaux to the National School of the Judiciary, Emmanuel Macron denied that there was “a new doctrine. » The head of state, however, explained that “the government's objective is to constitute, text by text, majorities”. “They can sometimes be supplemented or enlarged by voices coming from deputies of the National Rally. »

“Take the RN at its word”

This strategic update comes a few weeks before the start of the European election campaign, which is being held on June 9 in France. Gabriel Attal, 34, was propelled to Matignon to lead this battle against Jordan Bardella, six years his junior. The mission appears at the top of the job description of the person a minister describes as “a very good deterrent weapon against the RN”.

To dissuade voters from voting for the acute proper, Mr. Attal takes up the Élysée doxa of “not to be in moral condemnation” and of “take the RN at its word”. Where her predecessor, Elisabeth Borne, had taken her liberties by indicating “do not believe in normalization” of these she nicknames “heirs of Pétain”.

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