Macron II, act I, scene II. Almost a month after the re-election of the Head of State and three days after the end of the long maturation which presided over the casting of Matignon as ministers, the new government is meeting in full force this Monday morning, with at menu the main priorities set out by the president, school, health, ecological transition but also the fight against inflation.
Purchasing power to start
“The first text examined by the new National Assembly will therefore be on purchasing power”, confirmed Elisabeth Borne in an interview with the Journal du Dimanche. The Prime Minister has listed various measures provided for by this future text, concretely an amending law for the 2022 budget: extension of the tariff shield, food check, raising of the index point for civil servants, abolition of the audiovisual license fee, etc.
So many measures with a sweet taste for households but at a salty cost for public finances, as the legislative elections loom for which the majority is favored despite a probable strong push from the united left.
Pap Ndiaye at the center of attention
This council of ministers will be the occasion for a first lap for the new entrants to a Borne government which nevertheless has a majority of members of the outgoing team (14 out of a total of 27 members).
Among the new faces, that of the Minister of National Education, the academic Pap Ndiaye, will be at the center of attention. The only real surprise of the new executive, his appointment has sparked a barrage of furious reactions from the far right, which accuses him of “wanting to deconstruct the country”.
Abad, a minister accused of rape
But a surprise guest also burst onto the political agenda of the executive: Damien Abad, ex-president of the LR group in the National Assembly and the main war prize of macronie since the victory of the outgoing president on April 24. Appointed Minister of Solidarity, Autonomy and Disabled People, Abad, himself disabled, faces serious accusations of rape in an article published on Saturday by Médiapart, which he denies “with the greatest force”.
According to Mediapart, two women, whose testimony the newspaper collected, accuse Damien Abad, 42, of rape in 2010 and 2011. A report was made last week to LR, LREM and the justice system which says the analyze. The Paris prosecutor’s office has already dismissed two complaints in 2012 and 2017 from one of the complainants.
Waiting for the legislative…
After the criticisms aimed at the investiture of LREM Jérôme Peyrat, sentenced in 2020 for violence against an ex-companion, and who finally resolved to withdraw his candidacy, the executive and the majority must face a new storm on the file. violence against women.
Three weeks before the first round of the legislative elections, the Élysée also put pressure on the fourteen minister-candidates. In accordance with an unwritten rule dating from 2007, and already enacted in 2017 by Emmanuel Macron, they will have to resign in the event of defeat in this next election. A rule that also applies to Elisabeth Borne.
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