The rumors, the talked about for weeks, and it became a reality this Tuesday, may 19 : The party of The Republic on no longer has the absolute majority in the national Assembly.
Since the parliamentary elections of June 2017, the party of the president of the Republic had a very comfortable majority in the chamber with 313 deputies. But the party, which had drawn men and women from all political sides, had already lost some of those members, as they were more than 295 in recent weeks.
295 to 285, an evolution that changes everything or nothing
The people’s anger was rising, however, since several weeks, mainly because elected from the socialist party or the ecology. The left wing of the movement LREM threatened a split. The threat became a reality Tuesday, may 19, with the creation of a 9th political group in the national Assembly : Ecology, democracy and Solidarity.
A twenty mps, including 10 of the presidential party, has presented this new independent group that does not want to belong neither to the majority nor to the opposition. The group LREM going on now up to 285 deputies, which is 4 less than the absolute majority.
The thunder, initiated by these mps among which we find Adrian Tache, but also Cédric Villani, is harmful to the image of a unifier, that he wanted to be the head of State. On the other hand, political analysts remind us that, with the help of the deputies of the Modem and of the centrists, LREM will make the adoption of its texts and its reforms.