Olivier Véran asks Jean-Luc Mélenchon to « respect the vote of the French »

The skirmish between Olivier Véran and Jean-Luc Mélenchon continues. Guest of the RTL-LCI-Le Figaro Grand Jury this Sunday, the government spokesperson called on the leader of La France insoumise to « respect the vote of the French » and « allow Parliament » to legislate, while the Assembly will debate Monday of the motion of censure tabled by the Nupes.

« He himself must accept the idea that the second five-year term has just begun, that the electoral page is behind us », pleaded Olivier Véran, stressing that « the general interest and the nobility of public policy, c is to focus its attention, its energy and its efforts towards improving daily life for the French”.

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« He has with La France insoumise some 80 deputies, that’s 200 less than what is needed to constitute a majority, and he continues to claim to have somehow won, » insisted the government spokesman. Jean-Luc Mélenchon represents « an opposition party, we respect him for that » and « we ask him in return to respect the vote of the French and to allow Parliament to do what it was elected for ».

What is Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s position?

The former candidate for the Elysée Palace, who did not run for parliament himself, said on Tuesday that the crisis arising from the legislative elections, which could persist through a « blockage » in Parliament, « will be resolved by legislative elections.

And the left-wing Nupes alliance tabled last Wednesday, just before Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne’s general policy statement, a motion of censure which will be put to the vote on Monday. Its adoption is however very unlikely, the RN and LR groups not supporting it.

They want to turn their back on us and I tell them that we will continue to reach out to them

“The Nupes will perhaps finally realize that they do not have the majority in the National Assembly, because they will bring together a maximum of a quarter of the deputies”, also affirmed Olivier Véran this Sunday. “We are rather there in a motion of posture”, he taunted. Because “we are reaching out, they want to turn their backs on us and I tell them that we will continue to reach out to them”.

Despite the relative majority of Macronists, in total « we have 400 deputies in the National Assembly, from Communists to Republicans, with whom we can build project majorities, in a logic of compromise » and « it is the choice that did the French during the legislative elections,” added Olivier Véran, himself a former socialist. According to him, the motion of censure is “the very negation of this desire of the French to ask us to work with this logic of compromise”.


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