Macron assures that he “will not govern with LFI” in the event of a coalition

Macron assures that he “will not govern with LFI” in the event of a coalition
Macron assures that he “will not govern with LFI” in the event of a coalition

“We will not govern with La France Insoumise. A withdrawal does not constitute a coalition,” the President of the Republic decided in the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, July 3, a participant told BFMTV at the end of the meeting. An idea already dismissed by Jean-Luc Mélenchon and other figures from the New Popular Front.

“We will not govern with La France Insoumise. A withdrawal does not constitute a coalition,” the President of the Republic decided in the Council of Ministers on July 3, one of the participants explained to BFMTV.

A position already defended by Gabriel Attal in the morning on France Inter. “Everything separates me from France Insoumise. I will never form an alliance with it,” he declared. Yes to withdrawals and votes for rebellious candidates to block the National Rally (RN), but not to govern with them in the event of a grand coalition ranging from LR elected officials to environmentalists or the Socialist Party.

The door was also closed on BFMTV by Sylvain Maillard, outgoing MP for Paris, and former president of the Renaissance group in the Assembly. “We have never worked with the RN or LFI, we will not start on July 8,” said the outgoing MP for Paris. “Fighting the RN today does not mean allying with LFI tomorrow,” assured government spokesperson Prisca Thevenot on July 3 at the end of the Council of Ministers.

The scenario of an ungovernable France, without a party that would win an absolute majority capable of forming a government on the evening of the second round of the legislative elections on July 7, appears possible in light of the latest projections after the withdrawals of many candidates from the center or the left to block the RN.

Towards a national unity government?

“Neither LFI, nor the New Popular Front, nor our candidates are able to form an absolute majority in the National Assembly alone,” the Prime Minister acknowledged. So what scope would this hypothetical plural coalition have without the rebels?

“At the end of this second round, either power will be in the hands of a far-right government, or power will be in Parliament. I am fighting for this second scenario.”

Invited on Monday July 1st to the 8pm news on TF1, Gabriel Attal pleaded for “a plural National Assembly”, a “new governance and way of functioning”. “With several political groups from the right, the left, the center who, project by project, work together”.

Marine Tondelier, leader of the Ecologists, does not close the door to this idea. If she opposes the idea of ​​a new Macronist Prime Minister, she assures us: “in unprecedented circumstances, we will surely have to do things that no one has ever done before.”

Finding solutions therefore, with some “in the centre, on the right, telling us how they want to work in the other direction”. So making concessions in the direction of the New Popular Front programme, according to Marine Tondelier.

For Jean-Luc Mélenchon, it’s no

The option had already been buried by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, guest on a show produced in partnership with the training school of La France Insoumise and broadcast on the internet. Only “two projects on the table” to listen to the tribune, “the National Rally and the New Popular Front”, who refuses this possibility which “diminishes the program”.

“Confusion, obscuring of the issues, reduction of the program, bringing back of ‘at the same time'”, the rebellious leader continues to mock.

The same story goes for Sandrine Rousseau, guest on July 3rd on Les 4 Vérités on France 2. “We would be making a mistake,” with a national unity government, explains the Paris MP re-elected last Sunday.

“I will respect the voters who elected me for this mandate”, “to deviate and move towards a policy that does not respect” the NFP program would be “to betray the voters’ word”, she explains.

So there is no question of joining a coalition composed of Macronists, socialists, and some elected Republicans. “Voting for the RN is also a distrust of politics. The left has in its history betrayed the promises it made.”

Léopold Audebert avec Nicolas Ghorzi

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