Cabinet reshuffle : a new government more green and without Edouard Philippe ?

REDESIGN. The municipal elections of curls, Emmanuel Macron will be used to launch act 2 of his five-year term, with a change announced in the list of ministers

Cabinet reshuffle : a new government more green and without Edouard Philippe ?

REDESIGN. The municipal elections of curls, Emmanuel Macron will be used to launch act 2 of his five-year term, with a change announced in the list of ministers of the government. A cabinet reshuffle that major announcement to resume the hand...

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[updated on June 29, 2020 at 15h48] After the municipal elections, up to the redesign. Emmanuel Macron is preparing a renewal of the magnitude of his government team, after the verdict of the ballot box this Sunday. A verdict is very severe for The Republic in March that fails to gain a foothold locally and records of the backhand scalding in cities that had voted Macron in 2017, as Paris. The head of State will also need to take into account the wave eco friendly without precedent that has swept across France during these municipal 2020 and find an answer to the abstention history recorded, never before seen since the beginning of the Fifth Republic. It is in this context that in any case going to register the cabinet reshuffle as it prepares to the Elysée, with the desire for Emmanuel Macron to take back control and begin act 2 of his five-year term after the crisis of the yellow vests, the demonstrations against the pension reform and the health crisis has forced the country to a long confinement.

The head of State has started to think about after receiving this Monday morning, for the first time, his Prime minister Edouard Philippe, freshly elected in the city of le Havre. The objective most likely was to know his intentions about his future at Matignon. Nothing has obviously been leaked on this meeting, but in this redesign as one major announcement, the issue of the conductor will no doubt be one of the most crucial. According to a survey Harris Interactive conducted this Sunday, June 28, after the victory of Edouard Philippe at the end of the municipal in le Havre, 55% of French people would like to ensure that it remains at the head of the government. Coincidence, the head of State also spoke on Monday to the members of the 'Convention' for the climate. The opportunity of giving collateral to the environmentalists taking up a large part of the measures proposed by the 150 French hand-picked to compose this new congregation, in which he assured that he would make responses "strong" expectations on the environment.

Several scenarios on the table for this realignment

According to the confidences of the entourage of the president of the Republic to the political journalists, the announcement of the cabinet reshuffle will take place between end of June and the 14 July. Emmanuel Macron will be a new address to the French to explain it and without doubt indicate whether it intends to appoint a new Prime minister or not. But by then, it was important to know what redesign is implementing the head of State.

Two option seem to be available to him to actually reverse the table : a redesign of renewal with the arrival of new faces, including from civil society, or reorganization that would result in a government of openness, and national union, with the recruitment figures of the right and of the left, capable of working together for the country's recovery after the sanitary crisis and economic coronavirus. The first option has already been chosen in 2017 with, as we know now, more or less successfully. The anonymity of quasi-total of a number of ministers in the difficult cases of Nicolas Hulot or of Agnès Buzyn, the experience could lead to a different logic in 2020.

Edouard Philippe will he remain Prime minister ?

This is much more important than the questions posed by the redesign is in the offing. Edouard Philippe, can he keep the keys of the prime minister if the head of the State wants to inject a new impetus ? Is it best to place him who has been elected to the Havre, to embody a new spirit or a new vision ? It would seem that the Prime minister himself is aware that this kind of exercise naturally implies that either dismissed the head of the government. "If [the president of the Republic] think, after the municipal election, that I must continue my mission at Matignon, I will assume my responsibilities. He knows who I am, what I play, what can I do and what I can't do that. If he thinks someone else is more useful, I will respect his choice on the basis of fairness", he said to Paris and Normandy on the 16th of June, hinting that he could very well, given his profile and what he "can't do", not to be the man of the situation.

Edouard Philippe, back in his hometown of le Havre, pounds for weeks that he "loves being mayor". According to The World, he says, sometimes to his interlocutors, that he knows a little bit talkative : "I look forward to seeing the sea". Still, the current head of government is currently enjoying a popularity remarkable for a Prime minister and his close relatives suggests that Emmanuel Macron is in their interest to keep it at his side. "The president has need of him. It is reinforced enough to say 'I take the job or I don't take it'. If the president loose in the nature of an object policy beginning to take shape, what is it going to be two years of the presidential election ?", asks a member of the entourage of the Norman with the World.

And if Edouard Philippe was leaving Matignon ? The grand bingo of the redesign is already underway in the press, to consider possible replacements. The name that circulates the most is can être Jean-Yves Le Drian, minister of foreign Affairs, which has the advantage of coming from the left and therefore could embody a "societal shift" of the quinquennium. Bruno Le Maire, hyperactive, since the beginning of the déconfinement to the Economy, it embodies, for its part, a government of struggle for the revival... But the tracks are varied. According to Le Canard enchaîné and The Opinion, the minister for the Armed forces Florence Parly it could also be a successor to Edouard Philippe, and become the 2nd woman, after Edith Cresson, to lead the government.

Which are the new potential ministers ?

It is probably necessary to rely on a few appointments surprises during the upcoming redesign. According to the confidences of a "source within the executive" in the World, "the president wishes to expand its political basis", which suggests that he is ready to entrust portfolios to individuals from other ranks than LREM. With the Journal du Dimanche, the president of the group macroniste of the Senate, François Patriat, believes that Emmanuel Macron will need for the next two years of "people who inspire confidence." The senator recalls the former socialist Prime minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, and the former minister UMP Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet. The option of a return of Manuel Valls appears to far-fetched, even if the former Prime minister would ever exhausted never praise towards the current head of State.

The World, which is also based on comments from people close to the president, indicates that the head of State wants in the new ministerial team of local elected officials, such as mayors are popular, and which show a good balance sheet, as Benoist Appeared, the mayor of Châlons-en-Champagne or Christophe Béchu, mayor of Angers. The names of Christian Estrosi and Jean-Luc Moudenc have also been circulating in recent weeks. Since the municipal, that of Mathieu Klein, a man of the left considered "Macron-compatible" and elected mayor of Nancy, returns to him also when it comes to speculate on this redesign. The latter had been denied a morocco to 2018, to "focus on its mandates local".

But Emmanuel Macron could go up to "hunt" of the deputies of the right, or Macron-compatible, or capable of working with Edouard Philippe, if it remained in place. The elected Ain Damien Abad and that of the Yonne Guillaume Larrivé are cited. In LREM, few parliamentarians appear to be in contrast able to wear the costume of a minister, as the chairman of the group of the majority in the Assembly, Gilles, The Son-in-law had awkwardly pointed out in a letter addressed to the Elysée and has been leaked in Marianne in the spring. The mp LREM Paris Olivia Gregory, and that of the Yvelines Aurore Bergé have both the advantage of being macronistes the first time, embodying yet another form of renewal of the political staff. Their recruitment would also have the advantage of playing in favour of parity, which is not always easy during a reshuffle in 2020. Left, the casting seems even more difficult. Only the name of Jérôme Guedj, a former socialist deputy of the Essonne, near the minister of Health Olivier Véran, is for the moment mentioned.

Remaining personalities from the civil society or not having (yet) been put under the spotlight of the political arena. Jean Castex, high official, and elected local, which is illustrated as "Mr. déconfinement" in recent months, is one of those. A great connoisseur of the workings of the health system, it is also presented as a security expert, likely to succeed Christophe Castaner Inside. It had already been quoted at the time of the departure of Gérard Collomb, with the sound of the place Beauvau in 2018. Henrik jensen, advisor Europe Emmanuel Macron, could also come out of the wings to enter on the front of the stage.

Who are the ministers on leave ?

The machine speculation is already well underway, and the press relays the past few days, rumors about the members of the government that is said about the harness. For the Journal du Dimanche, four ministers of the first plan could be dismissed : the keeper of the Seals, Nicolle Belloubet, the minister of Ecology, Elizabeth Terminal, the minister of Labour, Muriel Pénicaud, and the minister of the Interior, Christophe Castaner. The latter appears increasingly weakened, and could pay his management the criticism of angry protests against the police violence. The same journal ensures that Franck Riester is very weak and it is likely that Sibeth Ndiaye leaves his position as spokesman for new functions. Frédérique Vidal to higher Education and Annick Girardin overseas would also be on the start.

Who are the ministers that are safe to stay ?

Some ministers are in the reverse figure of indéboulonnables right arm, as Bruno Le Maire (Economics), who is already positioned to Matignon with many interventions in the margin of the crisis caused by the sars coronavirus. Jean-Yves Le Drian (foreign Affairs), Olivier Véran (Health) or Jean-Michel Blanquer (Education) would benefit also from a privileged position, even if this last has been much criticized during the resumption of school after the confinement . It is likely that Emmanuel Macron confirms them in their position or custody in the new team. Gérarld Darmanin and Marlène Schiappa, who recently made it known through the press that they hoped to do even more within the government, could be promoted.

read more Redesign : Macron responsible for appointment

The first government of Emmanuel Macron, the government of thent Philippe 1, was appointed on 17 may 2017. The announcement of the new government is not at Matignon. Even if the head of government is the Prime minister, the latter was officially a power of proposal at amendments. It is on the decision of the head of the State, Emmanuel Macron, that the appointments must take place. According to the constitution, it is indeed the president who appoints the government, at the proposal of its Prime minister. It is, therefore, on the front steps of the presidential palace, the secretary general of the Elysee traditionally takes the word and gives formally the list of ministers that make up the new government. The more often these last few months, the changes have nevertheless taken place through press releases from the Elysée.

Realignment of government : a chronology

Several members of the ministerial team have been replaced over the months by Emmanuel Macron and Edouard Philippe, giving rise to changes, sometimes significant, and often technical, but each one after a significant crisis at the top of the State. From the beginning of the quinquennium, the Modem François Bayrou and Marielle de Sarnez, but also the faithful macroniste (which has since become president of the Assembly) Richard Ferrand are forced to leave the government, either under investigation of the justice. The first two are suspected for the alleged 'ghost' employees to the european Parliament, the third for the so-called case of "Mutual of Britain".

ministerial Reshuffle of June 21, 2017. After the parliamentary elections, it is customary for the government to present its resignation. The one that followed the legislative elections of June 2017 will be already the opportunity to make "adjustments". On June 21, the keeper of the Seals and minister of State François Bayrou is replaced by Nicole Belloubet, while Marielle de Sarnez, european Affairs officer, gives its place to Nathalie Loiseau. The minister for the Armed forces, Modem it also, Sylvie Goulard, is replaced by Florence Parly. Richard Ferrand, the short-lived minister of Territorial Cohesion, yields his place to Jacques Mézard. The latter, which was already in government, will be replaced at Agriculture by Stéphane Travert another little new in this government-Philippe 2.

cabinet Reshuffle of November 24, 2017 . Christophe Castaner, until now minister of Relations with Parliament and spokesman of the government, leaves this second function. He comes indeed to be elected as a delegate-general of the Republic on the basis of a presidential decree. It will be replaced at the porte-parolat by Benjamin Griveaux, which was previously State secretary Bruno Le Maire at Bercy. Delphine Gény-Stephann between the government, with the minister of Economy. The former socialist Olivier Dussopt also take advantage of this mini-reshuffle to become secretary of State to the minister of the Action and of the public Accounts, Gérald Darmanin.

cabinet Reshuffle of 4 September 2018. August 28, 2018, at a few days of the season, Nicolas Hulot announces on France Inter in his resignation of the government. Little is listened to in its ministry of Transition, the victim of trade-offs against, and "unfortunate" or "ill at ease" it is said in its functions, the former host of TF1 leaves the ship by surprise, sending a scathing wake-up call for the planet. It is the president of the national Assembly, François de Rugy, a former member of EELV that he had left in 2016, which is named minister of the Environment. This reshuffle, small in size, but heavy politically, also sees Laura Flessel, resign, by surprise also. The ancient fencer is replaced by a swimmer, Roxana Maracineanu, the ministry of Sports.

cabinet Reshuffle of October 16, 2018. This is another surprise resignation, which is at the origin of the reshuffle of October 2018. This time, it is nothing less than the minister of the Interior, Gérard Collomb, the first supports policies Emmanuel Macron, who slams the door on 3 October. Echaudé by the case of Benalla, which has rotted the been of the executive, Gérard Collomb had indicated its willingness to be a candidate in the local elections in Lyon, the city he has led for years, before joining the government. Minister of State, first in the protocol order after Edouard Philippe, Gérard Collomb, will therefore insist, is to leave the government, despite the official refusal and adamant the Elysee. A blow to Emmanuel Macron. After a long interim of Edouard Philippe and a floating period, it is eventually replaced at Place Beauvau by Christophe Castaner.This redesign changes a little more deeply the government with the arrival of Franck Riester, ministry of Culture, replacing Françoise Nyssen, Didier Guillaume in Agriculture in place of Stéphane Travert, Jacqueline Gourault to the Cohesion of the territories, in replacement of Jacques Mézard. Delphine Gény-Stephann, it exits out of lready the new government. Other adjustments will take place, including the appointment of new secretaries of State : Gabriel Attal Education, Lawrence Nuñez Inside, Christelle Dubos to the Solidarity and Health, Agnès Pannier-Runacher Economics and Emmanuelle Wargon to the Ecology.

Date Of Update: 29 June 2020, 09:58