While members of the government were invited to dinner this Tuesday evening at the Elysée, rumors are rife behind the scenes of power. Six to ten ministers could be landed…
Emmanuel Macron has not departed from the tradition he has established of inviting ministers and their spouses to dinner at the Élysée before the summer break. But for some guests, this dinner organized this Tuesday, July 18 will perhaps have a bitter aftertaste with the announcement of the reshuffle which should take place by Friday, perhaps even this Wednesday in order to allow the President to speak before his tour in Oceania.
A head-to-head this Tuesday evening
According to our colleagues the RTL, the Head of State has also planned a one-to-one meeting with his Prime Minister at the end of this dinner, in order to draw the outlines of the new government team. Since being confirmed at Matignon on Monday, Elisabeth Borne has reportedly multiplied interviews with deputies and personalities of the majority.
Who to replace Pap Ndiaye?
To enthrone new ministers, one must first leave. They would be between six and ten sacrificed. The name that comes up most often is that of the Minister of National Education Pap Ndiaye, considered too discreet in a position that has become key with current events. To replace him, several hypotheses are circulating, in particular the faithful Gabriel Attal or Olivier Véran who would benefit from a game of musical chairs or the very devoted deputy Aurore Bergé. The most followed track, however, leads to Richard Ferrand, pillar of the first hour of Macronie, and described as “literate and skilful negotiator”.
Brown, Small, Schiappa…
Other ministers seem to be in the hot seat like François Braun in Health, Olivier Klein in Housing, Jean-Christophe Combe in Solidarity, Isabelle Rome in Equality between women and men, Franck Riester in Relations with Parliament or Marlène Schiappa who drags the Marianne Fund affair like a ball and chain. To replace them, Emmanuel Macron and Elisabeth Borne should opt for more political profiles, in order to face a more muscular opposition than during the first term.
And the ministers of Occitania?
Jean-François Carenco, in the Overseas Territories, could make him the expense of a consolidation of his portfolio with that of the Interior, which would give more thickness to Gérald Darmanin. The other minister from Occitania, Patricia Mirallès, delegate to Veterans Affairs, should keep her place. But in the great vagueness that surrounds the government, like her colleagues, she may not have fully savored the meal served at the Élysée.