Macron’s speech. Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to speak tonight at 8pm to speak to the French. A cabinet reshuffle, a prime minister, or political alliances, what are the topics he will address during his speech?
- Emmanuel Macron will speak on Wednesday, June 22 at 8 pm, certainly during a televised address and filmed from the Elysee.
- Emmanuel Macron’s speech comes after a near-defeat in the legislative elections and a series of consultations with several political leaders.
- Emmanuel Macron can announce in his speech various measures, even governing agreements, to find a solution to a possible political crisis.
- Statements from the head of state are also expected regarding the fate of Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne and the upcoming cabinet reshuffle.
- The last hypothesis regarding Emmanuel Macron’s speech: announcing a possible dissolution of the National Assembly, even if the scenario seems unlikely at this point.
- Follow Emmanuel Macron’s speech live.
6:52 pm – Emmanuel Macron’s speech before three international summits
Wednesday was the last day Emmanuel Macron could address the French before next week. Tomorrow, the President of the Republic will head to Brussels to attend the European Council meeting, before taking the road to Bavaria in Germany and the Spanish capital, Madrid, to attend the G7 and NATO summits. Emmanuel Macron will not return to France until the middle of next week.
18:46 – Speech after talks with political leaders
Emmanuel Macron’s speech was announced and scheduled after two days of consultations. All the political leaders of the parties who formed groups in the National Assembly succeeded between yesterday and today in the Elysee Palace at the invitation of the Head of State. Regarding the program of talks, the presidential majority can work with the opponents in the bloody ark, and according to the statements of Fabien Roussel and Marine Le Pen, the constitution of a “government of national unity”. Can the topic be detailed by Emmanuel Macron this evening?
6:40 pm – Emmanuel Macron’s first speech since the legislative elections
Emmanuel Macron remained very conservative during the election campaign for the legislative elections, and especially after the election results were published. Tonight, it is undeniable that the speech of the Head of State will have to do with the legislative elections which, although won, seem to repudiate the presidential majority that only obtained a proportional majority and is now obliged to take into account both the right and the left. correct opposition.
6:36 p.m. – Emmanuel Macron will speak at 8 p.m.
News slipped in the afternoon: Emmanuel Macron will speak at 8pm on Wednesday, June 22nd to address the French. The Elysée did not specify the form of the speech, but it should be a televised speech as the head of state is accustomed to.
He has remained silent since his impromptu speech on the tarmac of Orly Airport between the two rounds of legislative elections. Emmanuel Macron will break the silence this time in a completely different place. Step out of the presidential hawk in the background, it must be – even if the Elysee didn’t specify it – under the gold of the presidential palace that the head of state speaks from 8pm.
Emmanuel Macron’s speech comes after receiving all the leaders of the different parties: Christian Jacob (LR), Olivier Faure (PS), François Bayrou (MoDem), Stanislas Guerini (LREM), Marine Le Pen (RN), Fabien Roussel (PCF) and Julien Bayou ( EELV), Franck Riester (Agir), Adrien Quatennens (LFI), and Edouard Philippe (Horizons). Emmanuel Macron should discuss the fruits of these meetings, both with the left and the right, but also with the “government of national unity” he might think of and which he would have already shared with several officials. Both Fabien Roussel (PCF) and Marine Le Pen (RN), confirmed that these remarks were made during their meetings at the Elysee.
In his speech, Emmanuel Macron must look for a message of union, following the statements made by Edouard Philippe, Tuesday evening, in the BFM: “We have to form a great alliance (…) with people who spontaneously do not want to work together, with People committed to different programmes, and with people who criticize each other.” Announcing such a broad alliance seems unlikely, however, the hostility shown by the political families on the far left and far right of the chessboard was, in fact, exorbitant. Opposition to his policy and that of his government also makes such a scenario difficult to imagine.
In addition, Emmanuel Macron can clarify his position, and therefore the government’s, regarding the opening of future discussions in the National Assembly, in particular with the National Assembly. Hardline voices have been heard since Sunday on the subject. Eric Dupont-Moretti, Minister of Justice, said he was ready to “move forward” with Marine Le Pen, as did MP Céline Calvez, who said without hesitation on television “when we need a majority, and if it is good for the French, we will seek the votes of the National Assembly.” For his part, the Minister in charge of Relations with Parliament, Olivier Veran, denied the hypothesis of an alliance with the far right: “Make the calculations in anticipation because thanks to the votes of the RN we will pass a text that we will not. You pass without them, it is not.” The former Minister of Health also ruled out any discussion with the LFI. What will happen to the post of President of the Republic?
While she submitted her resignation as well as that of her government, according to republican tradition, the day after the legislative elections, Elizabeth Borne saw Emmanuel Macron reject his message, as the Elysee briefly told AFP, Tuesday. Thus, the President of the Republic kept his Prime Minister in office, as did the whole team of his government. Confident confidence or just saving time to review its entire ministerial structure? While he will travel abroad from Thursday and for several days, Emmanuel Macron must publicly reaffirm his confidence in his prime minister, especially since the hypothesis of eviction a month after his appointment seems unlikely.
He also rules out the idea of dissolving the National Assembly just three days after announcing the results of the second round of legislative elections. While he does not have an absolute majority in the Bourbon Palace and will have to contend with significant opposition forces, Emmanuel Macron should not activate this option so quickly. If constitutionally possible, the hypothesis seems, politically, unrealistic. The President of the Republic will have a lot to lose by sending a signal that he rejects the ballot box rule. In addition to the impression of denial or acknowledgment in effect, new legislative elections could weaken it a little more in the event of a more severe defeat.
Aside from a few secret interviews and a few interviews, including one in the regional press before the first round, Emmanuel Macron will first choose freedom of action in the media during the legislative campaign, which some will go so far as to describe as “silence”. Having asserted that he wanted to “act faster and stronger” in all areas, particularly in “environment, health and education” or “full employment” after his re-election, the head of state, as happened during his presidential campaign, was overtaken by inflation and the issue of purchasing power, the matter Which forced the executive branch to announce emergency measures in the press.
Aside from a trip to Cherbourg to announce a “quick mission” on the emergency crisis, another to Marseille with new Education Minister Bab Ndiaye on the school topic and the last in Tarn on security, Emmanuel Macron’s field campaign was also kept to a minimum before the polls began. This refusal or the impossibility of the head of state entering the fray in the six weeks between the two elections did not fail to provoke a reaction from the opposition, and Marine Le Pen in particular who provoked a form of “power vacancy” when others pointed to the stalemate of the Elysee.
His entourage told AFP that Emmanuel Macron nevertheless went to the fore at the end of the campaign, where it was supposed to “clarify the priorities of the five-year period”, in particular “youth” and “everyday security”. The opportunity to attack (finally?) his opponents. In the Tarn region, the head of state criticized “extremists” who “proposed to add crisis to crisis by returning to the great historical choices of our nation.” And without naming them, he attacked the Nupes and RN coalition of Marines Le Pen who, according to him, “want to return to alliances that, like NATO, ensure collective security and protect people.”
Emmanuel Macron has already chosen to appear, as during the presidential elections, as a bulwark against “extremists”, sending the radical left and the far right back. He also affirmed his support for the internal security forces, “especially the gendarmerie,” whom he visited in the Gendarmerie Gilak Brigade. And to address the passing of Jean-Luc Melenchon’s controversial statements about “the police that kill.” “There are things I cannot accept as I am, and that is the humiliation of those who risk their lives to protect ours,” the head of state said. “I don’t think that people who come from socialism or republican political forces can make comments about justice, on the police like those made by Jean-Luc Mélenchon,” he had also announced a week ago in the Paris region.
In Seine-Saint-Denis, the favorable land of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Emmanuel Macron, during a rally that lasted more than an hour, also criticized the Nupes “Prohibition and Tax Project”. “Their project is explaining to people that they will be prevented from cutting down trees in their homes. There are 20 new taxes. This is not a good project for the country,” he launched, recounting arguments his camp had made weeks ago in the belief that the country “needs stability and ambition.”
Between the two rounds, Emmanuel Macron went so far in this campaign that he went so far as to give a speech on June 14, from Orly Airport, where he was flying to Romania and Moldova. A speech in which he urged the French to “give a solid majority” to the country in the name of the “higher interest of the nation”. “We are in a time of choices and big choices are not being made by abstention. So I appeal to common sense and a Republican start,” he said on the tarmac, considering that for the second round. [devait] Miss Republic.
“No abstinence, no confusion, but clarification,” Emmanuel Macron also declared in a solemn tone, before heading to the NATO base in Romania, believing that “there is nothing worse than adding French chaos to global turmoil.” “We must defend our institutions against all who challenge and weaken them,” he added, targeting the opposition RN and Nupes. Obviously in vain…