REACTIONS Rejecting the option of a government of national unity, Emmanuel Macron gave the opposition 48 hours to show their cards < p>Speech by Emmanuel Macron: The opposition refuses to sign “”a blank cheque” to the Head of State

Emmanuel Macron received opposition figures at the Elysée Palace on June 22, 2022, here Adrien Quatennens (LFI). — Gonzalo Fuentes/AP/SIPA

“ Learn to govern differently » : Emmanuel Macron took note on Wednesday of the « fractures » shown by the result of the legislative and assured want “ building compromises » with his opponents, urging them to « clarify » their positioning by Friday evening. His compromise proposal, formulated in this eight-minute televised address from the Elysée Palace which was his first direct reaction since Sunday, was coldly welcomed by the opposition, even if the Head of State considered that that a government of national unity, a hypothesis he had tested with several leaders received on Tuesday and Wednesday, was “ not justified to this day ».

The president put pressure on the opposition, from the Nupes to the RN via LR, asking them « to say in all transparency how far they are ready to go » short term: « It will be necessary to clarify in the next few days the share of responsibility; and cooperation that the various formations of the National Assembly are ready to take: enter into a coalition of government and action (or) commit to; simply vote on certain texts, our budget ». He gives them 48 hours: « We will start to building this method and this new configuration » to his return from the European summit on Thursday and Friday to Brussels, he said.

Less « of arrogance »

The leader of the United Left, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, immediately reacted with skepticism: « It is useless to dissolve reality; of the vote by smoking it out with considerations and appeals of all kinds ». The former LFI candidate for the President estimated that henceforth « the executive is weak but the National Assembly is strong with all the legitimacy of his recent election ». Saying not to trust the macronie to respect the texts presented by the opposition, he has to new caller Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne at; to seek confidence by a vote of the deputies, and to resign if she does not get it.

The president of the RN and lieutenant of Marine Le Pen, Jordan Bardella, observed : “ This is the first time that Emmanuel Macron’s arrogance has slowed down a bit: this change comes from the people, who made him a minority president ». He showed himself conciliatory: « Our powerful group at; the Assembly will be firm but constructive, with the sole compass of the interest of France and the French ».

LR promises proposals « next week »

“ His discourse on method aims to evacuate his responsibility and at change nothing of his project », rejected; the communist Fabien Roussel, while the socialist Olivier Faure tackled: « No, political parties do not have to answer him how far? they are ready to go to give him a blank check ».

On the right, the new leader of the LR deputies, Alain Marleix, has also rejected; a “ blank check, moreover on an unclear project ». He also promised that his group would make proposals on purchasing power next week. The head of ecologists Julien Bayou judged on LCI the speech « fuzzy ». “ The president says he wants to act on the climate, we don’t believe it», he said, adding that Nupes would make proposals on the subject.