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France's new political world: When Macron leads coalition talks

France’s new political world: When Macron leads coalition talks

The French head of state gets the expected rejection from conservative republicans. Bourne, who was appointed prime minister just a few weeks ago, offered to resign, but Macron refused.

From France – About France President Emmanuel Macron The search for government options began after losing the absolute majority in the parliamentary elections. On Tuesday, the Head of State received the leaders of the parties represented in Parliament one by one at the Elysee Palace in Paris to discuss possibilities of constructive cooperation or alliance. These talks are scheduled to end on Wednesday, according to the Elysee Palace.

From the initial reactions of the party leaders involved, there was initially no solution in sight. Macron was rejected by conservative Republicans. After talks with Macron in Paris on Tuesday, party leader Christian Jacob said his party “will not enter into an agreement or a coalition”.

“I am not German, we have a different political system,” conservative Jacob told France Inter before speaking to Macron. in France The alliances were unusual so far. Since Macron’s electoral coalition, located in the political center, has lost its absolute majority, an alliance with the Republicans would be the obvious choice – at least in purely mathematical terms. Conservative Party leadership of the former president Nicolas Sarkozy But she quickly made it clear that she wanted to stay in opposition. “We are not the spare wheel,” Jacob stressed.

simple majority rare

Meanwhile, Macron on Tuesday morning rejected Prime Minister Elizabeth Borne’s resignation request. The Élysée Palace announced that it wanted her to remain in office and for the government to remain able to act. The resignation of the current government comes after the parliamentary elections in France Ordinary and more than official business. But now, the situation is special. In Sunday’s election, the president’s centrist camp did not obtain an absolute majority, but only a simple majority, in France A situation that hasn’t existed for more than 30 years.

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A cabinet meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been cancelled. Instead, Prime Minister Burnie invited ministers to a cabinet meeting in the afternoon. Two female ministers and a state secretary in the current government should vacate their posts anyway because they didn’t win their constituency in Sunday’s election. Macron put this rule in place before the elections. A government reshuffle is expected in the next few days. The party or group in parliament that Macron will have support for is likely to have an impact. Whether Bourne will remain at the helm of government in the long term is an open question.

According to the provisional official final result, Macron’s camp won 245 out of 577 seats on Sunday, thus losing an absolute majority. The New Left Alliance led by left-wing politicians Jean-Luc Melenchon He scored 131 seats. right-wing party National Assembly by Marine Le Pen dramatically increased to 89 seats. The traditional CHP and its allies won 74 seats, a bitter loss.

A setback for Melenchon

Leftist politician Melenchon continued to nibble at granite on Tuesday with his attempts, which he had begun the day before, to move into Parliament with the Left Alliance as a joint group. On the other hand, Socialists, Communists and Greens continue to insist on the rule that each party operates independently in Parliament. This reduces the influence of Euro-skeptics Mélenchon. And his left-wing party alone is the third strongest force in parliament after the right-wing National Rally and the center camp led by Macron. Left alliance with all partners together will be the strongest opposition group.

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(APA/dpa/AFP)