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“Éric Dupond-Moretti, an essential minister for Emmanuel Macron”

Emmanuel Macron and Éric Dupond-Moretti at Pithiviers station, a place of memory of the Shoah, July 17, 2022. CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON/AFP

COUNTERPOINT – In a government where so few manage to exist, the President of the Republic had finally found a figure who truly embodies his sector.

The longest ten days. For Éric Dupond-Moretti, the die is cast but it will not be until November 29 that the members of the Court of Justice of the Republic will say whether or not they follow the indictment calling for a one-year suspended prison sentence. against the Minister of Justice. Will the secret hold until then? At the Élysée, in any case, there is no question of taking the lead. So to assume the hypothesis of a conviction. On October 8, on BFMTV, Élisabeth Borne recalled the “clear rule” according to which a conviction required resignation.

This principle of evidence had annoyed, and not only the person concerned, in that he seemed to envisage the departure of the Minister of Justice when his trial had not even started yet. Although it is difficult to see how a conviction could result in remaining in government, the President of the Republic has nevertheless moved the cursor three times. The first time by maintaining Éric Dupond-Moretti during the reshuffle…

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