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Elisabeth Borne or the choice of security for Emmanuel Macron – France

“It’s going to work well,” predicted someone close to the Head of State the day after the appointment of the former Minister of Labor. With her, “we are going to work! “Adds Christophe Castaner, the leader of the En Marche deputies.

In the absence of enthusiasm and surprise, the elected representatives of the majority seem above all happy to know what to expect after three weeks to calculate. Some do not hide their relief at having escaped a head of government marked on the right, like Catherine Vautrin.

“Emmanuel Macron will have the same relationship with her as with Jean Castex, his predecessor. She will be a shadow performer”

Emmanuel Macron “is very pragmatic and had no interest in taking risks. With Elisabeth Borne, he therefore made the least divisive choice and he does not leave his comfort zone, ”sums up Philippe Moreau-Chevrolet, political communication specialist.

Like other commentators, he sees this appointment as a form of continuity. “Emmanuel Macron will have the same relationship with her as with Jean Castex, his predecessor. She will be a performer from the shadows, brilliant and without qualms, ”he predicts.

The Head of State has been able to test this efficiency since 2017 since the new Prime Minister accompanied the entire first five-year term as Minister of Transport, Ecological Transition and then Labor.

never elected

Discreet and little known to the general public, this senior civil servant from the École Polytechnique worked for a long time in the shadow of ministerial cabinets, with Lionel Jospin, Jack Lang or Ségolène Royal, hence her anchorage on the left.

But she was never elected – she is running for the first time in the legislative elections in Calvados – and therefore does not bring political experience in the field.

“It is sure that it is not a very disruptive choice. Macron is playing it safe and the guarantee of being obeyed, ”concedes a member of the majority.

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