Left-wing deputies outside Nupes received at Matignon, but no parliamentary group in sight

To succeed in bringing together fifteen deputies necessary for the constitution of a group, it would have been necessary the assistance of certain Renaissance deputies. What the Prime Minister objected to.

Several left-wing deputies opposed to the Melenchonist Nupes alliance and who sit among those not registered in the National Assembly were received on Friday by Elisabeth Borne who, according to them, discouraged them from trying to form a parliamentary group.

«A work of reflection was carried out since the beginning of the new legislature by elected representatives of left sensibilities having territorial affinities, method and vision to define the conditions for the creation of a group in support of the majority“explained one of these deputies.

Around in particular the deputies Olivier Falorni or David Habib, both opposed to the Nupes alliance (LFI, PS, EELV, PCF), it was a question of “continue to expand” of the majority the “overcoming divisions».

«The only difference with the Democrat and Horizons groups (respectively the MoDem troops of François Bayrou and those of Édouard Philippe, allies of the majority, Editor’s note) was that this new group would not have been backed by a political party structure, demonstrating thus the transpartisan and constructive character“, continued the same source.

“Not enough”

But, to succeed in bringing together fifteen deputies necessary for the constitution of a group, it would have been necessary the assistance of certain parliamentarians belonging to the left wing of Renaissance, the group of the Republic in motion.

However, during their meeting on Friday, the Prime Ministerexpressed his refusalof such an assumption, according to one of the participants, because of a risk of “breakup of the Renaissance group» and therefore «weakening of the majority».

Elisabeth Borne’s entourage confirmed to AFP the holding of this interview, explaining that “there are not enough of them today to form a group».

Participants said to themselves,surprised“from the position of the head of government, “understanding it neither strategically nor politically“, considering that “enlargement to the left is refused and that governance will remain with contributions from the right».

Elisabeth Borne’s entourage, for their part, considered that “it is certain that these deputies would be welcome in the majority».

The National Assembly today has ten parliamentary groups: Renaissance, Democrat, Horizons, the National Rally, LFI, LR, EELV, PS, PCF and LIOT (Liberties, Independents, Overseas, Territories), which notably includes elected overseas, Corsican nationalists and centrists.




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