Yaël Braun-Pivet, the Minister of Overseas, nominated candidate of the presidential majority to preside over the National Assembly

Cover image: Yaël Braun-Pivet upon his arrival at Matignon, June 21, 2022. THOMAS COEX / AFP

Find here the results of the 2022 legislative elections

  • France is advancing into the unknown after the second round of legislative elections which caused the absolute majority of the presidential coalition to lose on Sunday. Far from the necessary 289 seats, La République en Marche (LRM) and its allies – MoDem and Horizons – recorded a poor performance, and Emmanuel Macron suffered a major political setback.
  • With 246 deputies, the smallest majority of the Ve Republic is so weak that it raises institutional questions: the executive will be forced to negotiate on each reform in order to be able to govern in the face of 142 elected members of the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes) and a future National Rally group with 89 deputies – a historic record. The Republicans record, them, 64 seats of deputies.
  • The government is already promised a reshuffle: some of its members, beaten on Sunday, have automatically resigned according to a tacit rule imposed by the Elysée, like the ministers of ecological transition, Amélie de Montchalin, and of the Health, Brigitte Bourguignon, and the Secretary of State for the Sea, Justine Benin. Although the winner of her legislative duel, Elisabeth Borne finds herself on borrowed time in such a political situation.
  • To deal with this perilous political situation, Emmanuel Macron invited, Tuesday and Wednesday, to the Elysée the representatives of the parties which are intended to form a group in the Assembly. The meaning of this meeting is “to dialogue and [d’]exchanging for the higher interest of the nation and building solutions to serve the French”. The representatives of these political forces will be received successively.

On the agenda for Wednesday, June 22:

In the post. Clément Beaune, Minister Delegate for Europe, will be questioned from 8:15 a.m. on Europe 1, while François Bayrou, President of MoDem and High Commissioner for Planning, will answer questions from France Inter from 8 a.m. 20. Olivier Véran, Minister Delegate for Relations with Parliament, will be the guest of RMC and BFM-TV from 8:30 a.m.

Return. Marine Le Pen and all the deputies elected under the banner of the National Rally joined the Palais-Bourbon. The far right obtained, on Sunday June 19, not only a parliamentary group, which gives it resources and increased visibility, but it sends 89 deputies to the National Assembly, almost three times more than the 35 deputies of the National Front. elected by proportional representation in 1986.

Consulting. Emmanuel Macron continues his meetings with political leaders on Wednesday morning. He must notably meet Edouard Philippe (Horizons), Julien Bayou (Europe Ecologie-Les Verts) or even Adrien Quatennens (La France insoumise).

Elections. From 9:15 a.m., a vote will decide between the four candidates (Aurore Bergé, Stella Dupont, Rémy Rebeyrotte and Guillaume Vuilletet) who will take the presidency of the group La République en Marche and the suite of Christophe Castaner, defeated in the second round of the legislative elections.

At the end of the afternoon, from 5:30 p.m., a vote for the presidency of the National Assembly will take place between the partners of the majority. Yaël Braun-Pivet, Roland Lescure, Barbara Pompili, Joël Giraud, Eric Woerth and Sophie Errante are candidates for this position. Once the personality has been chosen, the election of the incumbent will have to be determined the following week in the Hemicycle, during a vote by secret ballot of all the deputies.

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