In the Assembly, the presidential majority crossed by inside fractures | EUROtoday

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Former minister Olivier Véran in discussion with former Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, during a question session to the government, at the National Assembly, February 13, 2024.

“I find that a lot of people are really lost, and that doesn’t make people happy,” philosophized the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron, throughout a press convention on January 16. A month later, these phrases may describe with a sure acuity the state of affairs during which the relative majority of the top of state finds itself, prey to doubt as hardly ever earlier than. Some indicators are unmistakable. On Wednesday February 14, two Renaissance deputies, Pierre Henriet (Vendée) and Bertrand Bouyx (Calvados), slammed the door of their group, to the amazement of their president, Sylvain Maillard (Paris), offered with a fait accompli.

However, the 2 deputies didn’t go far since they joined the Horizons group, one of many three entities of the relative majority, beneath the management of former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. Moreover, the defectors cite concerns above all “local” to elucidate this rallying whereas the president of the Pays de la Loire area, Christelle Morançais – near Pierre Henriet – joined Edouard Philippe just a few days earlier than.

This parliamentary journey revealed by THE Figaro may have left it there. But since then, Sylvain Maillard, the president of the Renaissance group, has determined to interrupt his exchanges along with his Horizons counterpart, Laurent Marcangeli. The first even suspended his participation within the weekly conferences of the presidents of the presidential camp teams till additional discover. Mr. Maillard calls for that the 2 dissident deputies quit their places of work and resign their extra-parliamentary features obtained with the Renaissance label of president of the French delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, for Mr. Bouyx, and vice-president president of the parliamentary workplace for evaluating scientific and technological selections, for Mr. Henriet.

However, the latter refused to conform along with his circumstances. As an indication of retaliation, staff of the Renaissance group even entered Mr. Henriet's workplace in his absence. “We, the Horizons group and our two new colleagues, have been mistreated for several days,” Mr. Marcangeli annoys, earlier than “noting that it is less serious for some to fail to screw up the government by voting against the “immigration” regulation than to maneuver from Renaissance to Horizons, despite the fact that that doesn’t take one vote away from the bulk”. For a few of the Renaissance deputies, Mr. Maillard's intransigence is perceived as a “over-reaction”, though he obtained the approval of the group's workplace to steer the standoff with Horizons. But others surprise: wouldn't this be one too many indicators that will verify the lack of attractiveness of Renaissance?

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