Emmanuel Macron requires a “rally” in opposition to the “spirit of defeat” in view of the legislative elections | EUROtoday

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During the press conference of the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, in Paris, June 12, 2024.

Standing behind his desk, in a classy salon on rue Cambon, in Paris, a stone's throw from the Elysée – in order to not be suspected of utilizing State means –, Emmanuel Macron, as soon as is just not customary, retains a low profile, Wednesday June 12. Came to justify “with gravity” his choice to dissolve the National Assembly three days earlier, he invoked a “parliamentary equation difficult to maintain”there ” anger “ and the ” resentment “ expressed by the French on June 9, to whom “ we cannot remain indifferent or deaf », and finally the threat of a motion of censure announced for the fall. Three criteria which “ imposed ” THE “return to the sovereign people”, “the only republican response”, he believes.

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The dissolution would subsequently not be the consequence, as his detractors suspect, of a stroke of blood or a gesture of delight, he assures in entrance of an viewers of some 200 journalists and a authorities listening correctly, however of a rational choice. It would even enable, he boasts, a “ clarification “.

Emmanuel Macron heard the wish of his majority and his allies that he step aside for the vote on June 30 and July 7, due to the rejection that his person arouses. “I will not campaign in the legislative elections, in the same way that I did not do so in 2017 and 2022”, he commits. It's the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, sitting within the entrance row, face closed, “who will carry this campaign”, guarantees the top of state. His former prime minister Edouard Philippe, absent from excessive mass on rue Cambon, judged on Tuesday “not completely healthy” the involvement of the President of the Republic within the election of deputies. In return, Emmanuel Macron mocks “each other’s personal ambitions”, “upset” by dissolution. Atmosphere.

The “battle of values”

The President of the Republic, whose troops are actually caught between “ two blocks », wanted to launch, this Wednesday, the “battle of values” in opposition to the “extremes”. If, till June 9, it solely focused the National Rally (RN), it’s now concentrating its hearth in opposition to La France insoumise (LFI), with the identical depth. The radical left of Jean-Luc Mélenchon is accused of “ anti-Semitism “, of ” anti-parliamentarism » and to have “creates sometimes constant disorder” And “worrisome” within the National Assembly. The “popular front” alliance, at present being fashioned between the Socialist Party, the Communist Party, Les Ecologists and LFI, is judged “ indecent “.

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