Naïma Moutchou, a philippist at the forefront of the Assembly

Naïma Moutchou, Vice-President of the National Assembly. Francois BOUCHON/François Bouchon / Le Figaro

PORTRAIT – Édouard Philippe intends to rely on the Vice-President of the National Assembly to “weigh” in the majority and prepare for the presidential election of 2027.

It is two o'clock in the morning and tempers are heating up in the Hemicycle. Reminders of the rules, apostrophes between deputies… A notification flashes on Naïma Moutchou's laptop: she must take over the debates. Immediately, the vice-president of The national assembly climb to the perch. In the early morning of July 22, she proclaimed deliverance: the text on purchasing power is "adopted".

Since her baptism by fire, Naïma Moutchou has savored the effect of her new authority. Few know it, but this 41-year-old Franco-Moroccan lawyer, diligent and pugnacious, is one of the centerpieces of theEdouard Philippe in Parliament. Of those, among his 30 deputies, on whom the former Prime Minister intends to rely "weigh" in the majority and prepare for the 2027 presidential election. "I love her so much"he confides, delighted to have "pressed" the accession of this former Walker to one of the most prestigious positions in the Assembly. A "honor" and one "challenge"said the elected representative of Val-d'Oise…

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