Emmanuel Macron reflects on a potential ministerial reshuffle

Arthur de Laborde, edited by Laura Laplaud

In the aftermath of act 3 of the mobilization, the debate on pension reform continues in the Assembly. The President of the Republic continues to let Elisabeth Borne and her government go to the front line to defend the text. Emmanuel Macron, he remains in overhang and is already preparing the after. He is considering the possibility of a reshuffle.

After a series of costly concessions on the pension reform, additional adjustments are not excluded but the executive no longer has any financial leeway and should no longer move on the main lines to respect the objective it hammers: the balance of the system by 2030. For his part, Emmanuel Macron, who lets his Prime Minister and his government defend the text, remains on the sidelines and is considering a potential ministerial reshuffle.

Some ministers are in the hot seat

The days of some ministers are numbered. It is in any case the little music that rises in the entourage of the president who explains that he will want to open a new political cycle after the vote on pensions which will take place no later than March 26. “Emmanuel Macron wants to conclude his first five-year term, which he could not do because of the war in Ukraine, while his second term has not really started,” says a heavyweight from Macron.

The president is said to be disappointed with some ministers

This new sequence would therefore go through a redesign. And according to information from Europe 1, the head of state has already asked certain relatives such as the secretary general of the Renaissance party Stéphane Séjourné to work on the composition of the future government.

The president would be disappointed by certain ministers such as that of Health François Braun, that of Education Pap Ndiaye or that of Solidarity Jean-Christophe Combe. On the other hand, at this stage, Elisabeth Borne would not be threatened. “If it goes well with pensions, she stays in her job,” predicts an adviser before specifying “if it goes badly, there is the possibility of dissolution”.


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