France: Macron’s three choices for the survival of his government

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The French president is meeting successively on Tuesday and Wednesday with the leaders of “the parties that intend to form a political group in Parliament”, the Palais des Champs-Elysees announced on Monday.

Only two alternatives seem to have Emanuel Macron in the battle he fights for the survival of his government after the loss of the absolute majority in the French National Assembly.

According to France 24, Macron’s options are to form a coalition, or to enact legislation based on ad hoc agreements. Otherwise, the announcement of new elections is considered a one-way street.

One option would be an alliance with the Republicans, who have 61 lawmakers, but the party leader Christian Jacob insists his party intends to “remain in opposition”.

Macron hoped to mark his second term with an ambitious program of tax cuts, welfare reform and raising the retirement age. All this is now being questioned.

However, there is some positive news for the French president: the Undersecretary of State for European Affairs Clement Bon and the Minister of Public Services Stanislas Guerini – both the new “pillars” of his party – won fierce battles for their seats.

It is noted that the President of France did not accept the resignation of the Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne.

Macron believes the government should to “stay on duty and act” assuring that he would seek “constructive solutions” to the political stalemate in talks with opposition parties, said a presidential official, who asked not to be named.

The French president is meeting successively on Tuesday and Wednesday with the leaders of “the parties that intend to form a political group in Parliament”, the Palais des Champs-Elysees announced on Monday.

Source: skai.gr

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