How to respond to Emmanuel Macron’s “loyal outstretched hand” to the opposition? Since the party leaders received their invitation on Saturday, their staffs have been wondering. Should we go there or rather boycott the meeting organized today in Saint-Denis? To practice the empty chair is to take the risk of not advancing the demands of one’s constituents. But above all, we should not let it be believed that we are fooled by the maneuvers of the Élysée…
On the left, the confabulations resulted in a subtle compromise: the four main parties of the Nupes (LFI, EELV, PS, PCF) will attend the working meetings but “not at the dinner organized in the evening”. A way – very media – to denounce… “a media staging”.
The President of the Republic can boast of having been able to “forge useful compromises”, the reality is that he has been discovering for a little over a year the need to build alliances. Difficult, for his opponents, not to want to take advantage of the extraordinary weakness in which he is.
But can the political parties be content to remain in the posture and the one-upmanship? Are we condemned to see replay in the National Assembly the sad spectacle offered to us last year by the deputies? Yes, Emmanuel Macron desperately needs to find, on a case-by-case basis, the absolute majority of which the French have, in good conscience, chosen to deprive him. But let our politicians do what they know how to do and what they are elected to do: politics and therefore compromises. Purchasing power, education or the “cohesion of the nation” deserve it.