The Élysée Palace has announced that President Emmanuel Macron will meet successively with representatives of the main political forces in the new National Assembly to formulate a strategy that “serves the interests of the French.”
“The President of the Republic, as the guarantor of the institutions, is determined to work for the benefit of all the citizens of the country,” said an Elysee Palace official who asked not to be named.
He added: “Macron will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, with representatives of the political forces that will form parliamentary blocs in the new National Assembly.”
Macron’s call was received “positively” by the right-wing Republicans, the Socialist and Communist parties, and the Greens, the source said.
Two months after the presidential election, in which Macron was re-elected for a second term, the presidential camp failed to maintain an absolute majority in the National Assembly, which amounted to 289 seats out of 577.
The Maan presidential coalition, which won 245 seats in the National Assembly, could reach an agreement with the opposition, especially the right-wing Republican Party, which won 61 seats, to form a coalition with an absolute majority. in the National Assembly.
The legislative elections saw an unprecedented infiltration by the far-right National Rally led by Marine Le Pen, as the party won 89 seats in the second round of the presidential election, while the New People’s Ecological and Social Union, led by left-wing leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon, won no less than 150 deputies, according to a census taken by the French media.