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The Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, and the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, attend the national tribute ceremony in honor of Robert Badinter, in Paris, February 14, 2024.

Gabriel Attal entered the Agricultural Show at daybreak, by the discreet entrance reserved for VIPs. It's somewhat after 7 a.m. this Tuesday, February 27 and the whole lot is calm at Porte de Versailles. After the scuffles and dysfunction endured by Emmanuel Macron, who inaugurated the occasion three days earlier, no boos accompanied the prime minister's go to. No noise. The head of presidency attends the milking and tastes the milk freshly drawn from the cow's udder, greets Oreillette, the muse of the present; lets herself be adorned with a shell necklace within the abroad pavilion whereas testing a number of rums; walks across the one devoted to equines, earlier than heading to the National Assembly, firstly of the afternoon, to reply inquiries to the federal government.

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” He is small “we hear in the course of the Prime Minister's go to, whereas onlookers crowd for a selfie. There “ distress “ and the “ faintness ” peasant, described by the tenant of Matignon, are there. But the aggressiveness, patent in direction of the President of the Republic, appears to have evaporated. ” The contrast [avec le chef de l’Etat], it exists. There is something happening », observes the deputy (Renaissance) of Rhône Jean-Luc Fugit, who accompanies the Prime Minister after having been present during the visit of the Head of State, on February 24.

Gabriel Attal has a ready explanation for this lighter atmosphere. THE “activists” who, he denounces, “came to cause chaos” during the presidential visit ” are distributed “. “The policy that I carry, the commitments that I have made, these are my commitments, my measures but also those of the President of the Republic. We act together,” he continues.

A delicate exercise

Exercise in diplomacy and political tactics. The prime minister's teams know that in Macronie, the triumph of a prime minister must be modest. “At no time should we be found lacking in loyalty to the president,” we theorize in the entourage of Gabriel Attal where we know that preserving the (good) understanding between the head of state and his prime minister is, since the birth of the Ve Republic, a delicate exercise.

The appointment of the youngest prime minister since 1958 was offered by the Elysée as a sign of “regeneration” of the five-year time period. Gabriel Attal should have the impact of an elixir of youth on Emmanuel Macron. And fast. Promoted to Matignon greater than a month in the past, the previous Minister of National Education is aware of that his lease is for a hard and fast time period and might finish subsequent summer time, if the President of the Republic decides. A potential fiasco in the course of the European elections in June, the place the National Rally (RN) is within the lead, may seal its destiny on the head of the manager.

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