DECRYPTION – In search of a new role, nine former members of the executive come to strengthen the presidential majority and its left wing.
This Monday morning, the surroundings of The national embly take on the appearance of a Council of Ministers. WhileOlivier Véran, visibly in a hurry, jumps into a taxi, his former colleague Clément Beaune leaves his new office, at 101, rue de l’Université, small briefcase in hand. A little further, at Café Concorde, Olivier Dussopt chats with journalists. Excluded from the government on Thursday, following the reshuffle, the three former ministers became deputies again. You’ll have to get used to it.
Like them, six other former members of the government, including Élisabeth Borne, joined this Tuesday the benches of Macronist groups in need of heavyweights – Renaissance, Democratic Movement (MoDem) and Horizons. All were summoned on Monday to complete administrative formalities, before participating in questions to the government on Tuesday, on the other side of the microphone. In the evening, they are invited to Matignon, with all the Macronist deputies. Nine among 233 others.
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