Renaissance, a new party to reactivate Macronist "overcoming"

Elisabeth Borne during the LRM congress and the launch of the Renaissance party, in Paris, on September 17, 2022.

Saturday evening September 17, supporters of Emmanuel Macron attended a double ceremony. The funeral of La République en Marche (LRM) and the baptism of their new party, Renaissance. In a symbolic place, the Carrousel du Louvre, under the pyramid where the Head of State had celebrated his first election on the evening of May 7, 2017, the results of the members' vote were unsurprising: 87% approved the new statutes. , 96% the body of values ​​and 83% the new governance (the number of participants was not communicated). At the head of this single list, the president of the Renew group in the European Parliament, Stéphane Séjourné, therefore becomes the new secretary general of the presidential party. Its mission is first to make it exist.

En Marche!, which became LRM before the 2017 legislative elections, had accompanied Emmanuel Macron in his conquest of power. But this training where you could join with a simple click never weighed. Neither on the ministers, nor on Matignon, nor on the Elysée… Saturday evening, the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, suggested that Renaissance be "the sting" of an executive faced with multiple crises (Ukraine, energy, climate). “We are in a period of upheaval. Seesaws, said the President of the Republicsaid the Prime Minister in front of most of her ministers, seated in the front row. We are determined to overcome these major upheavals, sometimes even to make them accelerators in a period when certain transformations are no longer options. »

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Thought by Stéphane Séjourné, in close connection with Emmanuel Macron, Renaissance is a more classic party in its organization. Even if a status of sympathizer will exist, the members will have to pay a contribution. And he aspires to fill one of the gaps in macronism: territorial anchoring. Local committees and departmental offices will be created. His mission will also be to prepare for the electoral deadlines, while remaining faithful to Emmanuel Macron's strategy: overcoming, the key theme of Saturday's evening and cement of the macronists since 2016.

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Call for unity

In a projected video, Emmanuel Macron wanted to express his " acknowledgement " and his " gratitude " towards his "walkers" from the first hour. “We need today and tomorrow to continue the formidable political adventure of overcoming started in 2016. (…) We have been able to reconcile so many women and men who until now did not work together, and it is united and gathered that we are going to open a new chapter in the political life of our country”he said, while calling on his party to avoid divisions: “Without unity, the extremes will prevail. “If progressive forces do not move forward together, they will lose together”warned Stéphane Séjourné.

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