At the time of the big oral at 3:00 p.m., places are expensive in the stands, with several hundred journalists present.
For the first time classified by political formation in the hemicycle, the deputies – rarely masked while Covid contaminations are skyrocketing – are for some looking for their place on their arrival.
From the first words of Ms. Borne, the majority is in support, but no applause resounds side LFI and RN, and some boos are heard.
When she calls on the opposition to “build together” “compromises”, for lack of an absolute majority for the presidential camp, a few laughs burst out.
When Ms. Borne, fuchsia jacket on a black dress, pays tribute to the caregivers, the applause fed by the majority is blurred by slamming desks and “hypocrite!” coming from the side of the left coalition Nupes. “No such demonstrations in the hemicycle”, launches Yaël Braun-Pivet at the Perchoir.
The head of government is sometimes interrupted, for example by the left on unemployment: “it’s wrong”, “shame on you” …
On social networks, critics are emerging.
With France Travail, “France is saved”, ironically Jean-Philippe Tanguy (RN), while Julien Odoul castigates on Twitter “a tasteless, disconnected Macronie”.
“Beside what we are currently undergoing, (Jean) Castex was a fiery speaker! Pity !!”, says the rebellious Alexis Corbière on the form, who points to a “storm of truisms”.
The communist Fabien Roussel sees him “a red line crossed” on pensions, when Ms. Borne tells the French that they will have to “work gradually a little longer”.
– “Grand Cabaret” –
In return, the elected Renaissance Karl Olive observes that “it will have taken less than eight minutes for the artists of LFI to confuse the National Assembly with the Grand Cabaret of Patrick Sébastien”. Other walkers are moved by a lack of “respect for institutions”.
During an intervention of nearly 1h30, the Prime Minister faces up. This reputedly tenacious technician admits that she does “perhaps not correspond to the robot portrait that some were expecting”, and claims not to have “the providential woman complex”.
Thirty-one years after her only predecessor Edith Cresson, heckled and mocked for her voice deemed too thin, Ms. Borne, 61, repeatedly repeats the word “together”. As a pledge of this will, it takes care to cite the names of the various presidents of political groups, with the exception of the RN and LFI.
His statement of general policy is not concluded by an unsolicited vote of confidence. For lack of “other choice” according to them, the Nupes left alliance tabled its motion of censure, renamed “motion of no confidence”, half an hour before Ms. Borne took the floor.
It will not be debated until Friday afternoon at the earliest, and possibly early next week, with very little chance of being adopted.
Opposite the Palais Bourbon, rebellious activists organized a small happening at midday on Wednesday with a fictitious wedding ceremony between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, to denounce “the burial of the Republican front”.