French President Macron Resigns – French President Emmanuel Macron turned down the resignation offer made by the prime minister he had chosen for the government, saying that the cabinet must “stay on course and act.”
Elisabeth Borne came under fire from a variety of detractors after Emmanuel Macron’s coalition lost its majority on Sunday.
As a result of the conclusion, the president was compelled to solicit the assistance of her adversaries in order to save her professional reputation.
On Tuesday, he will have a rare meeting with his political opponents in order to address several topics.
The government of Emmanuel Macron, a centrist, is now 44 seats short of a majority, and neither the far-right coalition of Marine Le Pen nor the left-green coalition of Jean-Luc Mélenchon are interested in cooperating with it.
According to the Élysée Palace, Ms. Borne handed in an official letter of resignation to Mr. Macron, the President of the State, on Tuesday morning. However, Mr. Macron did not accept her resignation.
According to the Élysée Palace, Macron turned down the offer “so that the cabinet can stay on job and act.” He also reportedly stated that he would look for “constructive options” to break through the stalemate that threatens his programme during his second term as president in order to put an end to it.
In France, the prime minister will typically tender his resignation after the conclusion of parliamentary elections. In order for the president to start the process of forming a new government, it is customary for the president to simply re-appoint the same person.
On the other hand, this time around Mr. Macron has given Ms. Borne the instruction to continue serving in her current role with the same administration and not to resign.
The objective now is to “find solutions to serve the French” in light of the fact that the ruling coalition led by Macron does not have a “alternative majority.”
Despite suffering a significant loss in the number of seats it had in the National Assembly after the elections held on Sunday, Macron’s coalition, known as Ensemble (Together), was able to maintain the majority it had held for the prior five years.
Melenchon and Le Pen will both have a prominent voice in the next parliament as a direct consequence of their substantial victory in these elections.
In a low-turnout election, Macron’s Together alliance was able to gain 244 seats thanks in large part to an abstention percentage that hovered at 53.77 percent, falling just shy of the 289 seats needed for an absolute majority.
In the opinion of the Ministry of the Interior, the election resulted in NUPES and its allies establishing themselves as the dominant opposition organisation with 137 seats.
It is quite doubtful that a coalition consisting of socialist, communist, green, and far-left parties like France Unbowed would be able to maintain its unity in the parliamentary chamber.
Melenchon, the president of France Unbowed, characterised the results as “quite depressing,” and on Monday he urged for the establishment of NUPES as a permanent left-wing organisation.
In spite of the fact that his proposal was promptly turned down by the other three NUPES parties, he argued that it would not be a merger but rather an efficient “alternative” force in the parliamentary chamber.
In the meanwhile, the far right, which is headed by Marine Le Pen and achieved its best legislative victory in history, went from having eight members in the previous house to having 89 members in the current house, making it the biggest opposition party.
Le Pen is certain that her party would run for the key job of chairman of the budget panel in the National Assembly, as is traditional for the opposition party that has the biggest amount of seats in the assembly.
Even while polls put Macron in the lead, Sunday’s runoff election between him and Marine Le Pen is expected to be a close one, and many political observers believe that low turnout might be the element that decides the winner.
Castex said that if he is victorious in the next election, he would “present the president with my resignation and that of the government” “in the subsequent days, as is the practise,” Castex said in an interview with France Inter radio.
After the president’s re-election, “I’m among those who feel that a new impulse should be discovered,” he added. “I’m among those who believe that a fresh impetus should be found.”
It is imperative that Macron maintain his majority in Parliament in order to successfully carry out his reforming agenda. This includes making changes to the pension system, which would require the vast majority of people to keep working for a longer period of time before they could retire. The vote for members of parliament that will take place in June will be another indicator of Macron’s level of support.
Christine Lagarde, the president of the European Central Bank, has been connected to the role of prime minister, despite the fact that she sidestepped a question about it at a news conference that took place one week ago.
It is a far tighter fight today than it was in 2017, when the same candidates faced off and Macron won 66 percent of the vote, with opinion polls showing him at 53 to 56 percent vs Le Pen’s 44 to 47 percent. In 2017, Macron won the election with 66 percent of the vote.
Given that the contest is still ongoing, we are unable to draw any conclusions… on whether or not this election or this match has already been determined “Castex made a statement. We owe it to France and its people to convince them that the policies put out by Emmanuel Macron are the ones that should be followed.”
The first televised debate between Macron and Le Pen is scheduled to take place on Wednesday evening. This debate might prove to be pivotal in winning over millions of voters, especially those on the left who have indicated to polling firms that they are still undecided.
Even though his friends have said that the economics minister has not chosen whether or not he would run for president, Conservative MPs have been quick to criticise his record.
During his visit to Chalons-en-Champagne on Tuesday, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy made light of the fact that France has not had an economic plan for the last four years and projected that there would not be one in the next four minutes. He responded by saying, “That makes sense.”
Guillaume Larrivé, an MP for Sarkozy’s Les Républicains in the region of Bourgogne, made an effort to connect Macron’s unpopularity with that of Hollande. It seems that he believes that “all that was done under Hollande’s term” has been “linked” with [Macron].
In 2014, Francois Hollande enlisted the assistance of Emmanuel Macron, then 38 years old and a former investment banker and adviser, to assist him in the implementation of supply-side economic policies.
As Minister of the Economy, Emmanuel Macron made the defence of French interests in international trade disputes and the promotion of an environment favourable to new business ventures his top responsibilities.
After learning of the scandal, some members of the government, most notably Manuel Valls, who saw themselves as being inclined to the Left but are not members of the Socialist Party, complained in private and in public that Macron was too self-promotional and overstepped his bounds as a cabinet member. They felt that Macron had gone beyond what was acceptable for a cabinet member to do.
Macron was scheduled to make a live appearance on the French television network TF1 at eight o’clock in the evening Paris time.