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VS'was throughout a one-on-one lunch between Macron (Emmanuel, the son) and Macron (Jean-Michel, the daddy), two months earlier than the European elections. The president then confided to his father his plan to dissolve the National Assembly. “He felt that the National Assembly had become ungovernable,” says Jean-Michel Macron, in an interview with Dauphiné liberated, printed this Wednesday, July 3.

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Does the daddy disapprove of his son's choice? “Yes, I'm afraid that the National Rally will come to power,” confides Jean-Michel Macron, who lives in Amiens, town the place the top of state was born. “Now, if the French want it, they will experience it. They will see the result. It is better that France experiences it for two years rather than five years. If the RN shows in two years that it is completely incapable of governing, we can hope that it will not go any further. That's a bit like what my son told me two months before the European elections.”

“My son has done original things but he is not followed. I am disappointed by the behavior of certain ministers, like Bruno Le Maire who is changing his mind,” confides the Amiens native, who doesn’t imagine in Emmanuel Macron's resignation. “I don't think he made any big mistakes, maybe some clumsiness in the way he announced things. There are not many politicians who would have been able to get out of a crisis like the Yellow Vests,” he believes. The pension reform needed to be carried out even when the French folks didn’t prefer it, given the rise in life expectancy. I labored till I used to be 73 as a hospital physician. I needed to depart due to the age restrict.”

François Ruffin, “quite open-minded”, “excessive and provocative”

“I’d have voted for François Ruffin by default if I have been in his constituency as a result of I’ll by no means vote for the RN,” Jean-Michel Macron also declared. The outgoing MP for the Somme (New Popular Front) is in an unfavorable position against the RN candidate. “I like François Ruffin. He is an effective MP. He has a reasonably open thoughts, even when he’s generally extreme and provocative, however there are worse folks than him.”

François Ruffin has distanced himself from the leader of the Insoumis, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, repeating that the latter would not be Prime Minister. Does Jean-Michel Macron imagine the outgoing deputy of the Somme becoming the head of his son's next government? “Two Amiens residents in energy, that may be enjoyable, however I'm not at that time,” he replied. Neither is Emmanuel Macron. “Withdrawing at present for elected officers from the left within the face of the National Rally doesn’t imply governing tomorrow with LFI,” declared the head of state in the council of ministers on Wednesday, according to several participants. “It's out of the query,” he added.

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“I don't see my son fairly often. Last Sunday was my birthday and he didn't even want me a cheerful birthday,” he jokes. “I simply hope that after his time period ends in 2027, he’ll do one thing apart from politics,” he says.