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Between the Elysée and Matignon, communication frictions and underlying tension – POLITICO

After all, if things have been better since the return to the fold of Jonathan Guémas, ex-writer and current “special advisor in charge of communications” to the president, the last few months have not been exempt from questions about the readability of the action of the executive, and on the good coordination between the Elysée and Matignon.

More annoying: support for the head of state is deteriorating even in the hearts of his electorate, a few weeks before the European elections.

In fact, Alexanian hasn’t heard from him since. But everyone knows that he is a friend of Guémas, who formed, at the end of the last five-year term, a formidable close-knit tandem with Clément Léonarduzzi, special advisor (for short) to the PR.

Like him, Alexanian followed Leonarduzzi to Publicis after the presidential campaign. The hypothesis of his arrival at the Elysée has been circulating since the return of Guémas was announced. “He would prefer a good right arm…”, said this week a communicator from the majority who knows both.


Only 35 years old, Guémas, a disheveled normalien, returned to the Palace in January, after weeks of rumors about the replacement of Frédéric Michel, a former lobbyist for the Murdoch group, whose visit to the Elysée did not leave a lasting memory in Macronie.

His relations with the secretary general of the Elysée, Alexis Kohler, notoriously bad during the presidential campaign, have smoothed out, say those who saw them speaking to each other in meetings. The same people also observed with relief that the press has no longer reported, in recent weeks, pettiness towards one or the other. Alleluia.


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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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