“LR places the government at the foot of the wall”
The president of the Republicans Éric Ciotti, the president of the LR group in the National embly Olivier Marleix and the president of the LR group in the Senate Bruno…
The president of the Republicans Éric Ciotti, the president of the LR group in the National embly Olivier Marleix and the president of the LR group in the Senate Bruno Retailleau in April. THOMAS SAMSON/AFP
COUNTERPOINT – The government must now position itself on immigration. Until now, it was Eric Ciotti’s party that was asked to decide on Macron’s projects or statements.
Le Figaro announced at the beginning of May: The Republicans were going to regain control of the immigration file by tabling two bills, including one of a constitutional nature in order to be able to consult the French by referendum on the subject. It took no more than two weeks for the Ciotti-Retailleau-Marleix trio – the presidents of the party and the groups in the Senate and the embly – to refine their system, detailed this weekend in the JDD .
With one stone, LR takes several hits. Beyond their speed, Les Républicains show their unity. We are far from the tugging observed on pensions. Aurélien Pradié suggested a shared initiative referendum, but RIP or referendum according to article 11, we are in the nuance of method, not in the substantive divergence. For the main right-wing party, unity is a prerequisite for credibility.
From a party that one left, it becomes again a party where one agrees to work; for an alternative to the Head of State
But it is obviously on the content of the discourse that the latter is constructed. This is the second effect produced by the initiative…