LFI or RN? Ministers gathered at the Elysée Palace, more than divided on this question

LFI or RN? Ministers gathered at the Elysée Palace, more than divided on this question
LFI or RN? Ministers gathered at the Elysée Palace, more than divided on this question

It is time for this to stop. On Monday afternoon, a meeting organized around Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée revealed deep divisions within the government. As soon as it opened, the Head of State was keen to set the framework for the discussions, asking that each subject be taken up in due time, without other battles, presidential in particular, being waged before the end of the legislative elections. “We have one week left to prevent the RN from coming to power,” warned, in essence, the President of the Republic.

This introduction, which goes against the grain of the discourse advocated in recent times, surprised one participant, annoyed that the attacks focused as much on the extreme right as on the union of the left. Secretary of State Hervé Berville and Minister Fadila Khattabi recalled the danger represented by the National Rally, the former testifying personally to the racist attacks he suffers on a daily basis. Their colleague Patrice Vergriete highlighted his experience as a local elected official – mayor of Dunkirk and president of the urban community – to describe the RN ocean that the Nord department represents today. He also described what he considers to be a major difference between La France insoumise and the National Rally. In the 15e In the northern constituency, the LFI candidate called on Sunday evening to vote for the candidate of the central arc against the extreme right.

The bourgeois government pleads for neither-nor when the ministers who represent diversity and come from popular territories call for a clear barrier against the RN

Faced with this social wing, the ministers from the right did not let go of their line. Christophe Béchu took up the position expressed by Edouard Philippe on Sunday evening: support for “republican” candidates and refusal to call for support for Insoumis and Frontists. The Minister for Ecological Transition also recalled that he comes from a moderate region (Maine-et-Loire) “which faces extremes and which placed four deputies from the majority in the lead”. Bruno Le Maire repeated what he had developed the same morning at the microphone of France Inter. If he believes that the primary fight is against the far right, the Minister of the Economy refuses to call for a vote for LFI. Marie Lebec, Aurore Bergé, Catherine Vautrin and Olivia Grégoire are in similar positions.

“The bourgeois government pleads for neither-nor when the ministers who represent diversity and come from popular territories call for a clear barrier against the RN,” judges an advisor to the executive.

In vision. After several weeks of launching attacks against the New Popular Front, and in the wake of ambiguous positions, Emmanuel Macron and Gabriel Attal have clearly assured that it is now necessary to sound the general mobilization against the extreme right with the argument that one more LFI deputy is better than an elected representative from Jordan Bardella’s party. “I prefer a 76 a thousand times overe LFI deputy that a 271e RN deputy,” summarizes an advisor.

To drive the point home, Gabriel Attal led a videoconference with the Macronist candidates Monday afternoon. “Only the RN can have an absolute majority in the National Assembly. Neither the NFP nor the LFI can have an absolute majority. The issue is therefore clear: do we want to entrust full powers and the destiny of the country to the RN? We answer no,” decided the Prime Minister.

Things are clear. Finally.


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