Macron’s election upset ‘poses risk’ to France – PM — Analysis
Elisabeth Borne said her government will reach across the aisle to build a “majority of action” in parliament
The loss of a comfortable parliamentary majority by French President Emmanuel Macron’s coalition sets a grave challenge to the country, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has said.
“This unprecedented situation poses a risk for our country, given what we are dealing with nationally and internationally. But it is a vote, and we must respect it,”Borne stated this on Sunday night after the official results of round two of the parliamentary election.
Macron’s Ensemble! (Together) coalition failed to secure an absolute majority in the National Assembly, the lower house of the country’s parliament. To pass legislation, it will require the support of other parties.
She said that the PM would continue to work towards building “a majority of action”Because there were “no alternative.”
“We will open dialogue with the French … everywhere,” Borne said.
However, many opposition MPs called for Borne to resign, having been appointed in the last month. Borne was appointed as prime minister. “totally discredited”Alexis Corbiere, La France Insoumise’s (France Unbowed), said Monday morning.
French newspaper Le Parisien reported that a source in government stated Borne was looking to get her career off the ground by using the election. “but now it will be more complicated.”
Jean-Luc Melenchon (left-wing NUPES) is the 2nd-largest parliamentary force. He thanked his followers by tweeting: “All opportunities are in your hands.”
“Not for a moment will we give up the ambition to govern and bring the country to a new horizon,”He added.
Melenchon celebrated the election results. “a collapse of the presidential party.”
Macron suffered the upset after he won his re-election in April. He comfortably beat Marine Le Pen of the conservative National Rally, (RN) during a runoff.
French magazine Le Monde stated that the new parliament configuration was unacceptable. “seals, above all else, the failure of the president,” and would make Macron’s second five-year term much more difficult than the first one. According to the paper, “the feeling of betrayal” discouraged Macron’s base from supporting him for the sake of blocking RN candidates.
Le Figaro highlighted “historic achievement”RN won 89 seats and became the third largest party in Parliament. This is the first time that the party has been able to create its own parliamentary bloc in over 40 years.
Le Pen said that it was a party. “entitled”To have vice-presidents of the National Assembly as well as the president of parliamentary finance. She promised “block all harmful reforms,” including Macron’s plan to raise the retirement age to 65.
Commenting on the election on his Telegram channel, Russian Senator Konstantin Kosachev described the defeat of Macron’s bloc as the “disappointed and angry reaction of a society to the disturbances in European economy and social life over the course of the last two years.”
Kosachev, who is the deputy speaker of the upper house of Russia’s parliament, said the EU has been going through “a manmade and pseudo-liberal crisis.”