Legislative 2022: will the government change again?

By Cécile D. Published on June 20, 2022 at 2:42 p.m.

The presidential group Together! failed to win an absolute majority in the National Assembly. What consequences can these elections have on the government? Should we expect a reshuffle or the appointment of a new Prime Minister? Make the point.

The legislative elections are finished, theNational Assembly a change of face. And now, what will happen to the French political landscape? The Ensemble! group, which represents the presidential majority, did not obtain an absolute majority in the National Assembly. Or, the Prime Minister must be chosen from the parliamentary majority. The scores of the coalition Together! are they enough forElisabeth Borne keep his place?

Furthermore, Emmanuel Macron had indicated that the ministers not elected during this election will have to resign of their position in government. Several changes and adjustments by the government are therefore to be expected in the coming weeks.

are we going prime minister changer ? Elisabeth Borne was re-elected in Calvados, so she is not forced to resign. In addition, the Ensemble! group, if it does not have an absolute majority, retains a relative majority. Theoretically, the Prime Minister could therefore keep her post, if she vote of confidence deputies, after his speech on general policy. But before this step, the opposition could also file a motion of censure. Elisabeth Borne is therefore at the mercy of Parliament and the alliances that will be created in the days to come.

La République en Marche is already trying to convince the various groups sitting in the Assembly. ” We will work tomorrow to build a majority of action, there is no alternative to this gathering to guarantee our country stability and continue the necessary reformssaid Elisabeth Borne. The multiple sensitivities will have to be associated and the right ones compromise built to act in the service of France “, assures the Prime Minister, according to proposals reported by West France.

If the Prime Minister is not approved by the National Assembly, she will have to resign. Emmanuel Macron will then be required to appoint a new head of government accepted by the majority of deputies. This hypothetical Prime Minister will then have to form a new government.

For Jérémie Peltier, director of studies at the Jean-Jaurès Foundation, a change of head of government is inevitable, whatever the scenario in place. “ Whatever the option chosen, if there is government agreement, the Prime Minister changes. At this stage, if we start from the premise that majorities can only be obtained with LR and the UDI, in my opinion it can only be a Prime Minister truly from the right. »

And among the ministers?

In the immediate future, three new people should be appointed to government. Indeed, Amélie de Montchalin (Minister for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion), Justine Benin (Secretary of State for the Sea) and Brigitte Bourguignon (Minister of Health and Prevention) were beaten in the legislative elections. They must therefore resign and be replaced.

On France Interthis Monday, June 20, 2022, the government spokesperson Olivia Grégoire confirm that a reshuffle is planned ” in the next few days. (…) We have no intention of leaving a government where a certain number of positions are missing. I think that given the urgency to act and the determination of the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister, we are talking here in days rather than weeks. »

A relative of the President of the Republic quoted in the Parisian believes that international news will prevent Emmanuel Macron from taking an interest in this file immediately. “ He will really start to prefer it from next weekend, not before “.

It should also be remembered that several folders and sectors are not assigned: currently, the lodging, the digital, them Veterans… are not linked to any ministry and minister. Several positions are therefore still to be filled, positions that could be designated to members of other political parties, to strengthen parliamentary alliances.

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