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Eric Coquerel, “rebellious” deputy for Seine-Saint-Denis and president of the finance committee of the National Assembly, during a debate on the direction of public finances, at the Palais-Bourbon, April 29, 2024.

The authorities's aid on the general public finance challenge was solely short-lived. The upkeep of the French signature by the score businesses, Moody's and Fitch, on Friday April 26, didn’t quell the vehemence of opposition towards the manager.

Read the decryption | Article reserved for our subscribers At 5.5%, the slippage within the 2023 public deficit locations the federal government in embarrassment

During the controversy and not using a vote on public funds, organized Monday April 29 on the National Assembly, the left, the best and the acute proper focused the budgetary negligence of the Macronist energy after the general public deficit skidded to five.5%. of gross home product for 2023, towards the anticipated 4.9%.

“Yes, there was a revenue accident in 2023, I readily admit that. Yes, it must not be renewed. But let's not try to confuse an accident in one year with the years during which we met our deficit objectives and our growth objectives.”justified the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, in front of around fifty deputies present in the Hemicycle on this occasion.

“The alert level has been reached”

The number two in the government declared that he wanted “reach out to all opposition parliamentarians who have the desire, like us, to get the public deficit below 3%. » An objective maintained for 2027, while several independent organizations, like the High Council of Public Finances, are concerned about the lack of “credibility” and of ” consistency ” growth forecasts presented as part of the government's stability program (Pstab).

Arguments taken up by the government's detractors at the Palais-Bourbon. “The year 2023 will also remain a dark year for our finances (…) Pull yourself together, because the alert level has been reached as far as we are concerned”, warned Véronique Louwagie, MP (Les Républicains) for Orne. “Your budgetary guidelines only say one thing: to incompetence and lies, you now add social brutality, economic inefficiency and financial impasse”, for his part castigated the president of the socialist group, Boris Vallaud, requesting the national reform program for 2024, a document annexed to the Pstab and transmitted to Brussels, finally obtained during the discussion after several session suspensions.

These two hours of debate with out a lot at stake for the federal government will nevertheless stay an ultimatum. That of the National Rally (RN) on one aspect, then of La France Insoumise (LFI) on the opposite, who confirmed their want to overthrow the federal government by a movement of censure. And this, earlier than the European elections on June 9.

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