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France: Elizabeth Bourne's "bomb" resignation - Not accepted by Macron

 The Prime Minister of France submitted her resignation to the President after the latter's inability to secure an absolute majority in the French National Assembly.


The Prime Minister of France, Elizabeth Bourne, submitted her resignation to President Emanuel Macron, who did not accept it, "so that the government can remain in office" in the coming days, the Palais des Champs-Elysees announced.


Following Sunday's election, Emmanuel Macron does not have an absolute majority in the French National Assembly.


"Given this situation, the head of state will hold" the necessary political consultations to identify the expected constructive solutions in the service of the French, "the Elysee Palace said in a statement, ahead of a series of meetings with leaders. of parties in the afternoon the President of France at the Presidential Palace.


"Since there is no parliamentary majority, the question arises how the necessary decisions for the country will be taken and implemented. "This is the meaning of this meeting with the political forces," said circles close to the presidency.


Republican President: "Macron is arrogant, he depends on him"

The leader of the French Conservative Party, Les Republicains (LR), the fourth force in the French National Assembly, told France Inter radio today that it was up to Emanuel Macron to change course and take his party's political proposals into account. if he wants to continue ruling after the loss of an absolute majority.


"He was arrogant and now he is calling for help," said Christian Jacob.


Although he stated that "our position is very clear, we are in opposition and we will remain," said the head of the LR, whose economic platform moves in the same direction as the economic policy positions of the French president, adding: "It depends by Emanuel Macron to change course and take into account our political proposals. We will submit proposals every time ".


The President of France begins consultations with the leaders this afternoon


France: Five things we keep from the French elections

Two months after the re-election of Emanuel Macron, the French president's party emerges virtually defeated in the second round of parliamentary elections held on Sunday: it will be deprived of the absolute majority in the National Assembly and will face a "tsunami" during the Marin Lepen, the unprecedented advance of the far right.


The following are five elements that, according to APE-MPE, are worth keeping in mind for the election process of the 577 members of the lower Parliament of France.


"Slap" for Emanuel Macron

The center-liberal presidential faction Ensemble ("Together") is limited to a relative majority in the National Assembly.


According to polling institutes, it will lack at least forty seats to reach the 289 it needed to govern alone. Unprecedented negative performance: this is the smallest relative majority in the 5th Republic, ie since 1958.


If these results are confirmed, the question arises above all whether and to what extent Mr Macron will be able to govern and advance the reforms he has promised, especially in pensions.


The left official opposition

The leader of the radical left, Jean-Luc Melanson, did not win the bet to impose cohabitation on Emanuel Macron, in other words, to force him to name him the new prime minister.


But he managed to turn the left into the official opposition, as he is expected to secure around 150 seats. The NUPES alliance, which brings together socialists, environmentalists, communists and the radical left, has crushed several figures in Mr Macron's faction and prevented the president from securing an absolute majority.


"We achieved the political goal we set less than a month ago," which was to defeat Mr Macron, Mr Melanson said, accusing the head of state of "arrogance".


The far right comes out

His goal was to reach at least 15 deputies to form a parliamentary group in the French National Assembly. According to forecasts, however, the National Alarm may occupy six times as many seats.


Marin Le Pen, who was re-elected in Pas de Calais (north), may have 80 to 95 deputies - ten to fifteen times more than today. The unlucky candidate in the second round of the presidential election promised to exercise "strict" and "responsible" opposition.


The defeated ministers and executives

Many significant figures of the presidential faction suffered painful defeats: the president of the outgoing National Assembly Richard Ferran, the leader of the parliamentary group of Christoph Castaner ...


Three ministers, Amelie de Monsallen (Ecological Transition), Brigitte Bourguignon (Health) and Justin Benin (Maritime and Shipping), had the same fate and are expected to leave the government's denominations, according to France. .


High abstention

As in the first round, more than half of the voters did not go to the polls in the second. The abstention increased even more, it is estimated that it ranged between 53.5 and 54%. It may not have broken the 2017 record (57.36%), but it is estimated that it will be the second highest recorded.


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