His first choice was not accepted. The second may be the right one. Monday, June 5, Emmanuel Macron proposed to appoint former MoDem deputy Sylvain Waserman as head of Ademe, the ecological transition agency. "The President of the Republic plans, on the proposal of the Prime Minister [Élisabeth Borne], to appoint Sylvain Waserman as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Agency for the Environment and Energy Management (Ademe ),” the Elysee Palace said in a statement.
Parliament must now give the green light to the appointment of this 56-year-old former Alsatian deputy, beaten in last year's legislative elections by Nupes candidate Emmanuel Fernandes, after a first term at the Palais-Bourbon.
In April, the Parliament had created the surprise by rejecting the nomination of Boris Ravignon, the LR mayor of Charleville-Mézières, in the Ardennes. The reason given was the combination of several functions. More than three-fifths of those elected had voted against, the quota required by the Constitution to oppose an appointment proposed by the President of the Republic.
It was the first time that a candidate proposed by the Élysée, at Ademe or elsewhere, was challenged since this appointment procedure was introduced in 2008 in Article 13 of the Constitution.