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Still a very long time coming

Macron will select the prime minister “in the light of these principles”. Not instantly, due to this fact: “This presupposes giving time to the political forces to build these compromises with serenity and respect for everyone. From now and until then the current Government will continue to exercise its responsibilities and then it will be in charge of current affairs as the republican tradition dictates”.

«A brand new political tradition»

“Last Sunday,” the letter concludes, “he had called for the invention of a new French political culture. I will watch over this. In your name, I will be its guarantor.” With a considerably paternalistic method, which is nevertheless a part of the DNA of French semi-presidentialism, Macron needs to make sure that the outcomes of the 2024 elections don’t merely enable them to achieve a while in opposition to the rise of the intolerant proper of Marine Le Pen and, with out mentioning it, the novel left of Jean-Luc Mélenchon. For himself, he has carved out a brand new job, written within the Constitution, however shortly forgotten in a strategy of progressive “presidentialization” of the system: that of supervising “respect for the constitution” and making certain “by acting as a referee, the regular functioning of public powers.”

Ensemble MPs with Attal: Broad Coalition

The president's letter was preceded by a place taken by the elected representatives of Renaissance, on X, in favor of “a coalition project that goes from the Social Democrats to the right of the government”, and that excludes La France Insoumise. The elected representatives have due to this fact decisively entered the dispute between Prime Minister Gabriel Attal, in favor of the broad coalition, and that of the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin, who as an alternative aimed – with the assist particularly of the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire – at an settlement with solely the Républicains, on the proper.

Horizons requires Hollande's intervention

Even Renaissance's allies are beginning to confide in the concept of ​​a broad authorities: the president of the Horizons group, Laurent Marcangeli, has invited former president François Hollande to create a “very temporary agreement that could last until next year” that begins with the Gaullists and reaches the Social Democrats, though “talks can also be opened with the Communist Party and the ecologists”. “You can't make a government of national unity with just one camp”, added François Bayou, chief of MoDem.

The considerations of the Gaullists

The president's letter thus considerably cuts brief the makes an attempt at settlement restricted to the proper. Among the Gaullists, Xavier Bertrand and Bruno Retailleau had additionally declared their willingness to ally themselves with the Macronians, offered that the federal government was led by a Republicanwhereas Laurent Wauquiez, elected president of the “Republican Right” parliamentary group was way more inflexible: “For us there will be neither coalition nor compromise,” he mentioned earlier than the publication of the president’s letter. “We will not participate in government coalitions,” he added: “We do not believe that a country’s crisis can be responded to with a combination of apparatuses.”

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