After two weeks of talks, the hope of building a stable majority with opposition deputies considered “constructive” having vanished, the executive announced a government without war or poaching.
Emmanuel Macron agrees to a new start. But the Head of State does so on an admission of failure. After fifteen days of talks and “outstretched hands” , in the words of the executive, the hope of building a stable majority with opposition parliamentarians deemed “constructive” has faded. And, with it, disappeared the briefly toyed idea of forming a coalition. “It is appropriate to take note of the lack of will of the parties of government to participate in a government agreement or in any form of coalition” , underlined the President of the Republic, Monday, July 4, in the introductory remarks of the Council of ministers held in the afternoon.
After the weeks of hesitation which followed a re-election without panache against the far right and the disappointment of the presidential camp in the legislative elections, Emmanuel Macron translated this failure by the formation of a new government, announced a little earlier in the morning, without taking war or poaching.
The forty-two members of the new team, including the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, are for the most part known figures of Macronie. The biggest surprise being perhaps the reappearance of Marlène Schiappa , a highly media-intensive face of the first five-year term, yesterday in charge of citizenship, now of the solidarity and responsible economy.
The rest of the government is largely like a game of musical chairs aimed at taking into account the defeats of the legislative elections – those of Brigitte Bourguignon to health, Amélie de Montchalin to ecological transition and Justine Benin to the sea – by “closing the boxes” , in the words of an executive adviser, “with people of our own” , namely from the presidential party, Renaissance, but also from its allies, the MoDem, Agir or Horizons, who had considered themselves discredited in the first version of the government.