for Macron, France “ungovernable” willy-nilly – Liberation

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It would have been easier for the re-elected president to govern with an absolute majority, but by refusing to grant him an Assembly committed to his cause, the French favor democratic debate between their representatives.

France would therefore have becomeungovernable“, according to the adjective in vogue among the pillars of macronie, at least what is left of it. Blame it on this damn democracy, always praised when you have a comfortable majority, but very worrying when Parliament reflects the different currents of popular will. It would have been easier to govern with “states general”, “large consultations”, “National Council for Refoundation” and other “citizen conventions”. But these pale imitations of the National Assembly are no longer deceptive. If most French people have long since given up participating in the democratic game, those who went to the polls on Sunday clearly voted against granting an automatic majority to the president whom they had just re-elected.

The president has the sovereign field, but it is not he who must decide alone in his corner of their pensions, their hospitals, their purchasing power, their schools, the ISF or the minimum wage; for all subjects close to their daily life, voters prefer democratic debate between their representatives. A true Renaissance of French-style parliamentarism, with its heated debates, its corridor deals, its late-night compromises, its stars in plenary sessions and its Machiavelli in chamber committees. Why is it so serious? How is a France governable (“malleable, obedient, submissive”, Littré reminds us) could improve the daily lives of its citizens, even though its president has repeatedly proven that he does not know how to change? “The presidential victory meant absolute majority behind. In everyone’s mind, it was automatic.” admits an LREM deputy in our great political narrative. The much-desired overhaul will have to begin with the Elysée. After all, it is high time for Emmanuel Macron to lead by example.

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