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In an interview with the regional press broadcast on Friday evening, Emmanuel Macron responded to Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s desire to become Prime Minister after the June legislative elections. The head of state assures that “no political party can impose a name on the president”.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon, future Prime Minister? “It is rare to win an election in which one does not show up”, asserts Emmanuel Macron in an interview with several titles of the regional daily press broadcast from Friday June 3 in the evening. “The president chooses the person he appoints Prime Minister by looking at Parliament. No political party can impose a name on the president”, warns the head of state, reacting to the possibility that the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes) would obtain a majority in the legislative elections of 12th and 19th June.
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The President of the Republic also calls on the French to choose a “stable and serious majority to protect them in the face of crises and to act for the future”. “I see in the project of Jean-Luc Mélenchon or Madame Le Pen a project of disorder and submission. They explain that we must get out of our alliances, of Europe, and build strategic alliances with Russia. C is submission to Russia,” he said.
According to the Head of State, the Nupes program forged by Jean-Luc Mélenchon uses “20 times the word taxation and 30 times the word prohibition”. “It’s a freedom project, no doubt? It’s not going to drive people crazy, is it?” he asks himself.
“National Refoundation Council”
On the institutions, the Head of State also announced his intention to convene a “National Council for Refoundation” after the legislative elections scheduled for this month, in order to “bring France together” around the priorities he has set. erected during the presidential campaign.
Asked about the “new method” promised for his second term, Emmanuel Macron underlined having “carried out five objectives during the campaign” – independence (industrial, military, food …), full employment, carbon neutrality, public services for equal opportunities and democratic renaissance.
“To achieve them, I want to bring together a National Council for Refoundation, with the political, economic, social, associative forces, elected representatives of the territories and citizens drawn by lot”, he continued.
“This council, which I will launch myself, will be launched immediately after the legislative elections. I hope that the Prime Minister and her government will be able to bring it to life (…). This will be the body in which we will bring our reforms to life. “
Giving priority to purchasing power, Emmanuel Macron indicated that “as of this summer”, “the purchasing power law and a text of simplification and urgency for energy projects” will be voted.
“Then we will begin the major projects: production, ecology, public services,” he added. “As for the work on the pension reform, which is essential to the financing of our transformations, it will begin after this Council and the reform will come into force from the summer of 2023.”
With AFP and Reuters