Emmanuel Macron's high-risk guess to relaunch his five-year time period after the failure within the European elections | EUROtoday

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Retransmission of Emmanuel Macron's speech during the electoral evening of the presidential majority for the European elections, at the Maison de la Mutualité, in Paris, June 9, 2024.

It's a bit of after 7 p.m., this Sunday, June 9, when Emmanuel Macron entrusts, from the portrait room of the Elysée, his dizzying option to a handful of leaders from his camp. The head of state has determined to dissolve the National Assembly. A bolt from the blue. Around the desk, the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, and that of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, like the previous President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand know that he There isn’t any level in parleying. The presidential resolution is made. Irrevocable. Guests, the boss of Horizons, Edouard Philippe, and that of MoDem, François Bayrou, had been unable to go to the Elysée however had been knowledgeable by phone… Stunned, Yaël Braun-Pivet, threatened with dropping her title of president of the Assembly, demanded a tête-à-tête with the pinnacle of state, which was granted to him.

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It’s the leap into the void. The first exit polls verify the overwhelming victory of the National Rally (RN) record within the European elections and the scathing defeat inflicted on the presidential camp. The far-right occasion received 31.5% of the vote. A historic rating which represents greater than double that obtained by the pinnacle of the Macronist record, Valérie Hayer (14.6%). A merciless disavowal, which is in line with the opinion research revealed in current weeks.

On tv units, the oppositions, from the left and the suitable, inform the story of a twilight, powerless and unloved energy. “Macronie is over. [Emmanuel Macron] will not recover »says Eric Ciotti, president of the Les Républicains (LR) party, on TF1, when, suddenly, it is announced that the head of state will speak “risk of surprising”.

“An act of trust”

In a short speech, Emmanuel Macron admits his bitter failure. “I cannot, at the end of this day, act as if nothing had happened”he confesses, asserting his resolution ” severe “ And “heavy” to name new legislative elections, on June 30 for the primary spherical and July 7 for the second. “It is above all an act of trust. Confidence in you, my dear compatriots, in the ability of the French people to make the most just choice for themselves and for future generations”particulars the Head of State in his speech, the place he mentions “a fever which has seized public and parliamentary debate in recent years”.

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“The president is taking back control, he was going to suffer. It was going to take off like under François Hollande. Now he is acting. It’s the end of Marine Le Pen”ignites the Macronist senator François Patriat, who praises “a Gaullian choice”. In all of the marketing campaign headquarters, there’s astonishment. On the left, Raphaël Glucksmann says to himself “stunned” and chokes “dangerous game” which, in keeping with him, Emmanuel Macron is main with the RN. The small victory of the candidate supported by the Socialist Party – who got here in third place with 13.8% of the votes – is eclipsed by the thunderclap that the tenant of the Elysée has simply unleashed. The MEP is indignant and castigates a president who “obeyed the demands of Jordan Bardella”. The boss of the Lepéniste occasion had been calling for this dissolution for weeks, and just some moments earlier than the presidential intervention. “We are ready to exercise power if the French trust us”proclaims, within the wake of the announcement, Marine Le Pen.

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