Macron “considers” the constitution of a “government of national unity”, affirms Roussel on LCI
Emmanuel Macron “considers” the constitution of a “government of national unity”, in order to find “the ways to get out of the political situation” in the Assembly, where he failed to obtain an absolute majority, said Tuesday the PCF deputy Fabien Roussel on LCI.
Mr. Macron, “asked me if we were ready to work in a government of national unity” and if such an initiative “was the solution to get the country out of the crisis”, added Mr. Roussel, received on Tuesday evening by the Head of State at the Elysée.
“He is considering either the constitution of a government of national unity, if there were the parties to participate in it”, or “to seek support on a case-by-case basis”, according to the “subjects”, specified the ex-communist candidate for the last presidential election.
The president, who is carrying out a vast tour de table of political forces between Tuesday and Wednesday, “is looking for ways to get out of this political situation where the French have sent him a message”, by sending to the Palais-Bourbon only 245 deputies from his camp, according to Mr. Roussel.
Mr. Roussel also indicated that the Head of State had asked for his opinion on “the government, Prime Minister” Elisabeth Borne.
“I replied that the subject was not the person” because “it is the measures that are important”.
Mr. Macron “will have to deal with all the political forces”. “Finally parliamentary democracy will live, it’s a good signal”, he rejoiced, calling for “to have a lot of humility and responsibility in the period”.
Previously, Emmanuel Macron’s allies had called for a “grand coalition” like Edouard Philippe (Horizons), or to get closer to a “national union”, like François Bayrou (Modem).