"No political force alone can make laws. Three days after the historic result of the legislative election, the President of The Republic spoke in a brief televised speech on Wednesday, June 22. L'Obs summarizes the key points.
Emmanuel Macron acknowledged that there were "fractures" in the legislative election and asked the political class "to legislate differently" or to "compromise".
The Head of State declared, "I hear and I am determined to support what the country has clearly stated" as "it is mine role as a guarantor for our institutions."
"I exchanged yesterday with all the leaders of the political formations." He said that all of them expressed respect for our institutions, and their desire to avoid a country-wide deadlock.
The ballot made the "presidency majority" the first political force within the National Assembly, but it was not an absolute majority. "Its responsibility is to expand by either building a coalition contract, or building text majorities text by text," he stated.
To act in your best interest and the national interest, we must learn collectively to govern and legislate differently. He said that he had made "compromises and enrichments" but not without transparency. This was done in order to promote unity and support the nation.
According to the head of state, a government of national unification was "not justifiable" at this point. "It's possible to find a greater and clearer majority of people to act," stated the President of the Republic. He called for "political overcoming and clarity and accountability".
Emmanuel Macron, who was only able to secure a relative majority in legislative elections, invited political groups on Wednesday to "say in total transparency how far they're willing to go" in order to "build compromises".
The President of the Republic declared that "we will have to make compromises, enrichments and amendments but we must do so with complete transparency, if I may so, with a desire to unite and take action for the nation" which includes all political forces as well as "the living forces".
"For this it will be necessary for us to clarify in coming days the part of responsibility and cooperation which the different formations are prepared to take: enter into an alliance of government and action. Vote on only certain texts? Our budget? Which? Which?
He concluded that "to move forward usefully it is now up the political groups to declare in full transparency how far and what they are willing to go."
Emmanuel Macron stated that "as of the summer" it would be necessary to vote for "a law for buying power and for work pay better, the first steps to move towards full-employment, strong choices in energy, emergency measures to our health, regardless if it is our hospital, or the epidemic."
He stated that "we will begin building this new method, configuration" upon his return from the European summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday.