LREM officially becomes Secretary General of Renaissance, Séjourné

LREM officially becomes Secretary General of Renaissance, Séjourné

La République en Marche (LREM) officially became a “Renaissance” during a congress on Saturday at the Carrousel du Louvre after members approved the new charter and direction led by Stéphane Séjourné.

Activists approved 83% of the new leadership, 87% of the new party statutes and 96% of the body of values ​​drafted in late August.

About 25,000 to 26,000 “certified” members were called to vote. The party did not disclose the number of members who took part in these three votes.

“Unity and overcoming is what I want to give tonight,” Emmanuel Macron said in a video broadcast in the Carrousel.

MEP Stéphane Séjourné elected leader of the “Renaissance” presidential party in Paris on September 17, 2022 (AFP – JULIEN DE ROSA)

“We were able to reconcile so many women and men who had not worked together before” and “there is agreement that we will open a new chapter in the political life of our country,” the head of state also declared.

But “without unity, extremes will win,” warned Emmanuel Macron, now honorary president of Renaissance.

Elisabeth Borne, who was present at the meeting, once again pleaded for the political “overcoming” between right and left advocated by the head of state.

“I will also be there to ensure the unity of the majority,” which “will only succeed if it is based on its three pillars,” said the Prime Minister, also referring to Horizons, the party of Édouard Philippe present at the carousel was. and François Bayrous MoDem, who was expectedly absent.

In an interview with Le Parisien posted online just ahead of this LREM Congress, Mr Bayrou said he was “against the forced passage” of the inclusion of a pension reform in the social security financing law mentioned by Emmanuel Macron on Monday became.

That majority will succeed “if they advance as a bloc and stand together,” Ms Borne stressed on Saturday, while these three allies only have a relative majority in the assembly.

Stéphane Séjourné, former associate of Mr Macron, President of the Renaissance Group in the European Parliament, will be surrounded by Deputy Secretaries-General. Among them, Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire will be responsible for ideas, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin for education.

The parties Agir et Territoires de Progrès (TDP) will have the rank of associated parties in this new entity.


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