Unsurprisingly, the members of the party of the presidential majority ratified, on Saturday, September 17, the new name of their formation, Renaissance, and elected the European deputy Stéphane Séjourné to take the lead. The president of the Renaissance MEPs was the only candidate to take over from Stanislas Guerini, now minister.
The results of this vote of some 25,000 members, which was spread over two days, were announced at the start of the evening, in the presence of the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne. Activists approved 83% of the new leadership, 87% of the new party statutes and 96% of the body of values drawn up at the end of August.
Thought to accommodate many parties, Renaissance reduced, on arrivalto a merger between La République en Marche and two satellites: the micro-parties Territories of Progress, led by Minister Olivier Dussopt (labour), and Agir, led by Franck Riester (relations with Parliament).
The other two formations of the majority, the MoDem of François Bayrou and Horizons of Edouard Philippe, are not part of Renaissance, even if they consider themselves allies of the majority. The environmental movement of the left wing of the majority, In common, embodied by former minister Barbara Pompili and former deputy Hugues Renson, did not wish to be integrated either.
On the substance, the structuring of the presidential party should help to clarify the Macronist line: turning the page of La République en Marche, described internally as a simple sounding board for the presidential speech, Renaissance intends to organize Macronist thought around a charter of values and ideological reflections led by the tenant of Bercy, Bruno Le Maire, defector of the Republicans.