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The Prime Minister is in Les Mureaux (Yvelines), Thursday, for her first trip. The climate “must be at the heart of all policies”, she assured. She spoke with city actors involved in the social sector.
Elisabeth Borne's first trip as Prime Minister is now over
The Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, visiting the Molière center in Les Mureaux (Yvelines), Thursday, May 19, 2022. In the background, the new host of Matignon, the mayor of Poissy, Karl Olive and the deputy elected in Yvelines, Yaël Braun -Pivet. AGNES DHERBEYS / MYOP FOR “THE WORLD”
“We are in the process of forming the government. We are not going to put pressure on ourselves, we want the best team, ”assures Elisabeth Borne
After the discussion she had with young people from Mureaux (Yvelines), the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, was questioned about the formation of the government and the announcement of its composition. She dodged questioning several times.
"We are not on the steps of the Elysée, I am not general secretary of the Elysée", she first justified. “We take the necessary time because we want the right team to set up the project of the President of the Republic”, also explained Elisabeth Borne.
“We cannot say that France [has] no government for a month”, she assured, before justifying herself: “I was appointed a few days ago, we are in the process of to form the government. We are not going to put pressure on ourselves, we want the best team, with the best talents. »
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The climate “must be at the heart of all policies”, assures Elisabeth Borne
For her first trip as Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne is currently in Les Mureaux, in the Yvelines. Asked about gender equality, the new host of Matignon assures that "it was the great cause of the [previous] five-year term and that remains so".
On this question, "we cannot say that we have finished the fight", she said, referring in particular to the fight against "violence" the day after the renunciation of Jérôme Peyrat, sentenced for domestic violence in 2020, but who, until his decision to withdraw his candidacy yesterday, was the candidate invested by the presidential majority in the 4th district of the Dordogne.
Camille, on a work-study program at GRDF, and a volunteer at the Le Rocher association, questions him in turn: “We talk about climate issues more and more. How are you going to integrate this aspect into your policies? »
Elisabeth Borne replies that she wants to put this "at the heart of all policies". "Given the march that there is to do, it's a radical transformation of everything: our way of producing, [of] moving, [of] housing", she begins by saying, arguing that "this is why the President of the Republic announced that the Prime Minister would be in charge of ecological planning". “If we want to win this battle, all the choices we make must take this dimension into account,” assures Ms. Borne.
Damien Abad responds to Christian Jacob and announces that he will speak tonight
On Twitter, Damien Abad – at the center of speculation about a possible rallying to Macronie – responds to the president of the Republicans (LR), Christian Jacob, who asked him to “resign” at the head of the LR group at the National Assembly.
“I have always taken my responsibilities and, once again, I will take them: with clarity and frankness”, he wrote in a tweet before announcing that he will speak “from this evening in the columns of Figaro” .
A first trip on the theme of "equal opportunities"
The Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, visiting the Molière center in Les Mureaux (Yvelines), May 19, 2022. AGNES DHERBEYS / MYOP FOR “THE WORLD” Elisabeth Borne during her first trip as Prime Minister, to Les Mureaux (Yvelines) , May 19, 2022. AGNES DHERBEYS / MYOP FOR “THE WORLD”
Elisabeth Borne at Les Mureaux this afternoon for her first trip
The Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, has just arrived at Les Mureaux, in the Yvelines, for her first trip. She is currently talking with city stakeholders involved in the social sector, particularly in favor of the integration of young people into the job market.
“With this trip, the Prime Minister wanted to place her mandate under the sign of equal opportunities, and more particularly of the emancipation of young girls and young women”, underlines her entourage. She is also "in line with her handover speech", during which she dedicated her appointment "to all little girls", but also of her "commitment to mentoring and young people", a- we added.
The former Minister of Labor was appointed Prime Minister on Monday to replace Jean Castex – which makes her the second woman to hold this position, after Edith Cresson (1991-1992). She continued, yesterday, to consult to form her government, just over three weeks before the first round of the legislative elections.
The right-wing party fears a large defeat on June 12 and 19, after the historic failure of Valérie Pécresse in the presidential election
The anxiety is all the greater for the Les Républicains party as the President of the Republic is slow to appoint a government in which the name of a right-wing figure could also arise, pushing others to take the plunge and to leave a party in decline, writes our journalist Sarah Belouezzane.
Friday, May 13 in the morning, it was not yet another list that struck a blow to the right-wing formation, but an announcement by Stanislas Guerini, the leader of Renaissance, the new name of La République en Marche. The deputy for Paris confirmed on France 2 what many had suspected for a few weeks: the president of the LR group in the National Assembly, Damien Abad, will not face him with an opponent stamped majority in his constituency of Ain . "It's a way of saluting his posture of responsibility and clarity," said Mr. Guerini.
On paper, Damien Abad remains in the nails of his political training by keeping the LR bib for the legislative elections. It avoids, however, the risk of loss of votes caused by a possible competitor of the majority. Those in his camp who suspect him of wanting to rally Emmanuel Macron after the June 12 and 19 ballot – even more so since a meeting at the Elysée Palace with the President's adviser Thierry Solère – see in this "favor" the sign that M Abad is about to leave the LR group in the Assembly. A defection which, if it actually took place, would be symbolically very delicate for the right. How to continue to believe in a destiny for LR if the own leader of the parliamentary group no longer believes in it and sees fit to work with the majority?
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Christian Jacob asks Damien Abad to leave the head of the Republicans group in the National Assembly
The president of the Les Républicains (LR) party asked Damien Abad, at the center of speculation about a possible rallying to Macronie, to "resign from office" at the head of the LR group in the National Assembly.
"I asked him this morning to get out of the ambiguity" and "he asked me for additional time to wait for the composition of the government", explained in a press release Mr. Jacob, assuring that LR "could not wait the goodwill of Mr. Macron to take it or not to take it from the government”. Mr. Abad is accused by his party of getting closer to the President of the Republic. He had let the deputies of his camp know on Tuesday that he would "clarify his situation by Friday", with a view to the legislative elections, according to his entourage.
Asked about Franceinfo this morning, Christian Jacob explained that Mr. Abad had "been taunted in a group meeting at the beginning of the week, Monday, where the unanimity of parliamentarians told him to clarify his position". “We asked him to do it immediately, he asked for a delay of forty-eight hours, the delay of forty-eight hours is there, now, either he joins the majority, he says it and he assumes it; if he wishes to return to government, he goes, but let things be clear; or else he remains effectively on the line which is ours. We cannot be in ambiguity, ”he assured.
Aged 42, Mr. Abad is the subject of speculation about a possible entry into government, in particular since his meeting in the interval between the presidential rounds with Thierry Solère, ex-LR who has become an adviser to President Macron.
Candidate for his re-election in Ain, he spoke to the elected LR during the meeting of the parliamentary group on Tuesday noon. “He indicated that he would clarify his situation and his report to LR by Friday,” explains a relative. The presidential majority has already announced that it will not present a candidate against him in the fifth constituency of Ain for the legislative elections of June 12 and 19.
Several elected LR have demanded a "clarification" from Damien Abad, even his resignation from the presidency of the group. LR's number three, Aurélien Pradié, had criticized this type of "service offers" and the desire to "get a beacon on the car".
The late withdrawal of Jérôme Peyrat's candidacy splashes the majority
The candidate of La République en Marche in the 4th constituency of Dordogne, former adviser to Emmanuel Macron, ended up withdrawing on Wednesday after several days of controversy.
In January 2020, Mr. Peyrat resigned from his functions at the Elysée after the opening of a preliminary investigation. In September of the same year, the Angoulême Criminal Court sentenced him to a suspended fine of 3,000 euros for the slap he had inflicted on his then partner, which had caused him fourteen days of temporary incapacity. work, as Mediapart reported on May 14.
In the ranks of the majority, this episode caused a certain perplexity. In the WhatsApp loops of the parliamentarians of La République en Marche, everyone wondered about the underlying reasons for this "unjustifiable" candidacy.
More details in the article by Claire Gatinois and Brice Laemle:
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The day when… In 2007, Nicolas Sarkozy wants to be a president who governs
In this direct dedicated to the news of the electoral campaign, we also evoke the past by returning each day to the highlights of the last presidential elections through an article from Le Monde. Today, let's go back fifteen years… May 29, 2007.
That day, elected for just over three weeks, Nicolas Sarkozy is already seeking re-election. President of the Republic campaigning to ensure his majority in the legislative elections, he gave the impression of seeking a new coronation. “You have two weeks left to decide whether or not to renew your confidence in me,” he told the 5,000 activists who came to hear him in Le Havre for a “republican meeting”.
Previously, he had thus defined the issue of the election: either "a profound and real change carried by a popular impetus", or "a cohabitation with its procession of latent conflicts and paralysis".
Presenting himself “as the president who governs”, he warned from the outset: “I will not let anyone stand in the way of the reforms. What I said, I will do. I will do it in consultation, in negotiation. I will do it calmly, trying to convince rather than push through. But, believe me, I will. “I will be inexhaustible,” he added with a smile. While the left has opened the account of his unfulfilled commitments, the unions warn him, he assures: "I will go as far as possible in the reform" and "I will go far in the opening".
President or candidate, asks our colleague Philippe Ridet. According to him, Mr. Sarkozy maintained the ambiguity during this day, as if the temperament of one was the guarantee of the commitments of the other.
"Le Monde" archive of May 30, 2007. LE MONDE
The Nupes press conference, presenting its shared program, is now over
Olivier Faure disputes the accusations of "communitarianism" against Jean-Luc Mélenchon
“There is an art, in this country, of diversion,” replied Olivier Faure, the first secretary of the Socialist Party, to a journalist questioning him about the accusations of communitarianism sometimes brought against La France insoumise. “To say that Jean-Luc Mélenchon is a communitarian, why not, but still it is necessary to demonstrate it. We are trying to make scarecrows, ”he denounced.
For him, “we should now focus on the real issues”: “What do we want to do with this country for the next five years? Do we want to focus only on the outfit we put on in the swimming pools, or are we also going to take care of essential questions? “, he asked, in reference to the criticism suffered by the environmentalist mayor of Grenoble, Eric Piolle, whose city council authorized the burkini in the swimming pools of the city.
The Nupes "finalizes an appeal before the Council of State" concerning the problem of political labeling of its candidates
Asked about the lack of recognition of the candidates of the Nupes by the Ministry of the Interior, Julien Bayou denounced a political calculation of the Ministry of the Interior. “Basically, the Ministry of the Interior assigns you a nuance, began Mr. Bayou. You were able to declare a label and the ministry assigns you a shade. And we see in the fact of not recognizing the Nupes nuance, a maneuver”, he lamented, because “what is authorized for the Renaissance coalition is not recognized for us”. For him, this "maneuver" can "alter the sincerity of the ballot".
Manuel Bompard, candidate in the constituency of Bouches-du-Rhône left vacant by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, completed the response. “We wrote together to the Ministry of the Interior and we have no response at this time. We are finalizing an appeal before the Council of State that we will file jointly, so that this color chart is finally updated. It is from these nuances that the results will be drawn up on the evening of the first round (…) We are determined that the color chart be updated”, he said.
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On nuclear power, the differences in approach on the left are a "nuance", according to Clémence Guetté
Asked about what the Nupes program provides for nuclear power, fought by La France insoumise and environmentalists, but supported by the Communists, Clémence Guetté, executive of LFI, replied that this program provides for “the transition to 100% renewables and phasing out nuclear power. He also mentions “the abandonment of EPR projects” and “the planning of the dismantling of the power stations”, she explains.
That the Communist Party maintains a divergent position is a “nuance”, according to her.
“We agree on the essentials,” engaged Ian Brossat, representative of the Communist Party at the press conference. “If tomorrow we have [parliamentary] groups in the National Assembly, they will defend their convictions,” he added – understand: the Communists will assert their support for the atom.
“We are not asking anyone to give up their positions”, then insisted Jean-Luc Mélenchon, for whom however “this energy cannot permanently respond to demand”. However, according to him, "no one is proposing to press the button to stop all the nuclear power plants in the country".
“The question is that of the rise of renewable energies, and on this point, I guarantee you unfailing unity in our government”, he continued, concluding: “The debate will be decided in time. »
Elisabeth Borne is "the symbol of these anti-social policies", believes Ian Brossat
Ian Brossat, municipal councilor of Paris and former campaign manager of the communist candidate Fabien Roussel in the presidential election, then spoke in place of Mr. Roussel, retained in the constituency with employees from the North threatened with dismissal.
For the Communist Party, the objective is to "change the majority and put an end to these inherited policies which have been rotting our lives for too long", he declared. “We are convinced that this change of majority is possible and we are convinced that it is absolutely necessary. And moreover, the appointment of Elisabeth Borne as Prime Minister clearly shows the dangers that our people run if this majority is renewed by what it is in itself, by what it is and because it is makes it the symbol of these anti-social policies,” he denounced.
Salaries and pensions are essential subjects for the PCF. "These are some of the measures on which we have agreed," he said, without mentioning the subject of nuclear power, a point of disagreement between Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Fabien Roussel during the presidential campaign.
Corinne Narassiguin recalls the prospect of "not respecting" European rules
“We want to make corporate tax progressive to favor VSEs and SMEs according to profits and according to their use, and favor investment rather than the distribution of dividends”, she adds.
The socialist then presents the main lines of the program on Europe. It is a question of “training other States” in the ambition of “reorienting European policies”, in order, if necessary, to “sustainably modify the European rules and treaties incompatible with our social and ecological ambition”.
She recalls that it may be a question of “not respecting” European rules, which may mean “disobeying for some, derogating temporarily for others” – this last formula being a lexical distinction dear to socialists. Moreover, "France cannot have as its policy the exit from the Union, its disintegration, or the end of the single currency", she recalls.
Concretely, it draws up the prospect of “ending the stability and growth pact” and repealing the budgetary rules of 3% deficit and 60% maximum debt.
"The history of the left is to have made things possible that were presented as impossible the day before," says Olivier Faure
The first secretary of the Socialist Party quickly developed the position of the PS in this union. “I voted Emmanuel Macron, like many French people who did not do so out of support for his project but to block the far right, he began. What we are presenting to you this morning is a common transformation project,” said Olivier Faure.
“It's not easy to do in a few weeks what we haven't done in several years (…) I was not at the discussions but (…) there was the desire to respect each and everyone in their story. We are told that the left is at 32% but it is not inevitable (…) We are going to campaign everywhere in France to create the conditions for a better future. We have the will together to be a left of transformation, ”he said. For Mr. Faure, “the history of the left is to have made possible things which were presented as impossible the day before. »
Aminata Niakaté recalls the urgency of a strong environmental policy
While the latest IPCC report gives humanity three years to make strong choices against climate change, the "ecological bifurcation" can create "very many jobs", argues Aminata Niakaté, Paris councilor and environmental candidate for the legislative, which calls in particular for efforts in terms of peasant agriculture, education in environmental protection, protection of animal well-being.
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