Emmanuel Macron considers it “completely normal” to have discussions with the National Rally at the National Assembly

While Gabriel Attal declared Thursday evening “assuming” to work “with everyone” in the National Assembly, including with groups to which he is “radically opposed”, including the National Rally (RN) and La France insoumise ( LFI), the head of state joined the new head of government on this point

Emmanuel Macron considers it “completely normal” to have discussions with the National Rally at the National Assembly

While Gabriel Attal declared Thursday evening “assuming” to work “with everyone” in the National Assembly, including with groups to which he is “radically opposed”, including the National Rally (RN) and La France insoumise ( LFI), the head of state joined the new head of government on this point.

Questioned, Emmanuel Macron judged, Friday February 9, “completely normal” that there could “be discussions” with the RN in the Hemicycle. “We are not going to consider that this or that political group would have fewer parliamentary rights, less recognition,” said the head of state during a trip to Bordeaux.

The prime minister had been criticized on the left after having declared to Le Monde that “the republican arc is the hemicycle” of the Assembly, where 88 deputies from the far-right party sit, when his predecessor, Elisabeth Borne, regularly stressed that the RN and LFI should be excluded.

Criticisms from the left and within the majority

Within the presidential camp, Gabriel Attal's declarations on the Republican arc are not unanimous. “I do not share” this approach, MP Marc Ferracci (Renaissance), close to Emmanuel Macron, declared to Agence France-Presse, before adding: “I do not speak to the extreme right, nor to LFI. I don't see any reason to change my method. I am not looking for compromise with them. »

Furthermore questioned about the bloodshed of his ally François Bayrou (MoDem), who had announced not to enter the government for lack of "deep agreement on the policy to follow", while then affirming that the MoDem remained a full member of the majority, Emmanuel Macron declared: “I never comment on political adventures. » “What matters to me, what matters to the French, is the record of service, not the state of mind,” he added.

While the end of the new government team has been complete since Thursday evening, Gabriel Attal will for his part bring together his entire government on Saturday morning in Matignon. This is a “working seminar” organized from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., which will focus “on the priorities of the coming months, the calendar and the method,” said Matignon.