how the “master of the clocks” Macron anesthetized the legislative campaign

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how the “master of the clocks” Macron anesthetized the legislative campaign

Lth longest redesign. Twenty-five days after his re-election, Emmanuel Macron has still not named his government. It has already taken him three weeks to choose his prime minister – a record under the Ve Republic – because he hesitated between a left profile and a right profile and suffered several refusals, against a backdrop of strong tensions between the different components of his majority. Pressed to reveal themselves, the two heads of the executive temporized, Thursday, May 19. “Obviously, we are not hanging out. We will take the time it takes to have the best team.justified Elisabeth Borne, during a first trip to Les Mureaux (Yvelines).

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For his part, Emmanuel Macron explained that the constitution of a government required « temps » and “substantive exchanges”. “As long as needed”, he added, seeming to enjoy the privilege conferred on him by the institutions, that of master of the clocks. The Elysée finally announced Friday morning that the government would be unveiled in the afternoon.

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Known for dragging out appointments – a symptom of a form of indecision, criticized even within his majority – the re-elected president has always hated deciding under duress. “Now I’m going to have to do the hardest thing, choosing people”, he had slipped to François Hollande in 2017, the day of the handover, immediately confessing his lack of appetite for the exercise. Like Nicolas Sarkozy before him, Emmanuel Macron finds it difficult to break up, just as he hates to make people dissatisfied and disappointed, eager to freeze any potential dissent.

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At the dawn of his second five-year term, the president is above all confronted with a delicate political equation. After promising a “new method” and affirmed that his mandate would not be in the “continuity” of the previous one, he is summoned to embody this promise. But the heavyweights of his government, from Bruno Le Maire to Olivier Véran, are eager to stay there, which forces him to make painful choices.

His initial hesitation over the coloring of Matignon also delayed the constitution of the team, the apostle of ” the same time “ having always shown concern for political balance. Caught between two radicalities, the National Rally and La France insoumise, the head of state, who expects strong turbulence, especially in Parliament, also wanted to take the time to find seasoned profiles, but he s t came up, as for Matignon, with new refusals.

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