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Olivier Marleix, president of the Les Républicains deputies, at the National Assembly, December 11, 2023.

HAS proper, the quantity 58 refers back to the return to energy of General de Gaulle and the beginnings of the Ve Republic. Sixty-six years later, his distant heirs brandish the specter of a movement of censure offered for in his Constitution however should, first, discover 58 signatures of deputies to desk it. A formality? “If we were to table a motion, we will have them, that’s not the subject”sweeps away the chief of the Les Républicains (LR) group within the National Assembly, Olivier Marleix, inexhaustible on the “government financial slippage”.

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But, with 61 elected officers, LR doesn’t profit from any room for maneuver. Cursed when voting on pension reform in 2023, the divisions of the appropriate right now maybe represent the federal government's life insurance coverage. “We are a third of the group not in favor of tabling a motion”, says Nicolas Forissier. The Indre MP has been defending the concept of ​​a coalition pact with Macronie since 2022 and regrets seeing his social gathering fall right into a tradition of opposition.

Privately, others additionally categorical their refusal to preliminary their signature. One of them doesn't need to play with fireplace. “Marleix says that Emmanuel Macron will never dissolve before the European elections [le 9 juin] or the Olympic Games [en juillet-août], but the President of the Republic is too playful for us to take this risk. » How many people reason like this? According to Alexandre Vincendet, “well enough not to be able to table a motion”.

LIOT, “reserve army”

Excluded from the LR group in March, the brand new Horizons du Rhône deputy claims to understand distrust “troops vis-à-vis the enlightened command of leaders”particularly Olivier Marleix and the president of LR, Eric Ciotti. “They want to bring down the government, but in the event of early legislative elections, their secret poll [révélé en mars par Le Nouvel Obs] gives them around ten fewer deputies. Go and explain to those who risk losing their seats that they must sign this motion of censure. Good luck. »

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“Even among those who are most benevolent towards the government, there is a desire to fight that there was not a few months ago”, admits Philippe Gosselin. Rather reluctant to desk a movement earlier than the European elections, the MP for Manche sees mistrust of the federal government rising in his LR group. “The budget presented was clearly insincere, and the figure of the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, is very tense among us”, he notes.

Enough to reach on the magic variety of 58? An acknowledged supporter of censorship, Pierre-Henri Dumont has completed his homework. “We have too many falls to find the 58 at homeadmits the elected official from Pas-de-Calais. The recalcitrants are ten or twelve rather than twenty, but that will not prevent it from being tabled or voted for” : “If we open up to a few non-registered people and LIOT [Libertés, indépendants, outre-mer et territoires]it goes without problem »he assures. Internally, some qualify the 21 members of the LIOT group of“reserve army”. Are there already discussions between the 2 teams? “If that were the case, I wouldn’t tell you.”replies Eric Ciotti with a giant smile.

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