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The Borne government in a turbulent zone


Cayeux affair, cacophony within the government, repeated motions of censure... The Prime Minister experienced moments of tension at Matignon.

Surviving no-confidence motions does not immunize against all troubles.

Monday, for the sixth time in just over a month, Elisabeth Borne went through a new attempt by La France insoumise to bring her down.

With only 93 voters, this motion of censure brings together little more than the previous one, examined on Friday (85 deputies).

However, it was within her own government that Elisabeth Borne was forced to restore order.

His week began with the announcement of the resignation of Caroline Cayeux, his Minister Delegate in charge of Local Authorities since July.

In question: his declaration of assets, deemed


by the High Authority for the transparency of public life (HATVP).

The institution

"continues to question my sincerity"

, lamented the 74-year-old ex-minister in a press release.

She was immediately replaced by Dominique Faure.

Read alsoÉlisabeth Borne passes the milestone of six months at Matignon

Caroline Cayeux prefers to step aside

to "not interfere with the action of the government"


The examination of the declarations of the ministers ends on Tuesday, before a publication

"by the end of the week"

, says one to the HATPV.

“No one retained her at the Élysée and at Matignon”

, underlines an important member of the executive, while Caroline Cayeux has often irritated the majority.

The past opposition to the marriage of homosexual couples by the former mayor of Beauvais (Oise) was deemed incompatible with his presence in the executive by several macronists.

Starting with Clément Beaune (Transport), the first to strike at the start of the summer after his colleague awkwardly defended himself by boasting of having

“many friends among these people”


Her relations with the Prime Minister, who received her for a long time on Sunday, were sometimes stormy when it came to respect for the non-cumulation of functions.

Under pressure, Caroline Cayeux had left her chair as mayor, but not the presidency of the Beauvaisis agglomeration.

Divisions and divergences against a backdrop of rivalries

Because trouble never comes alone, the Prime Minister is faced with the affirmation of divisions and differences within her government, against a backdrop of rivalries.

As the time-consuming budget sequence draws to a close in Parliament, politics reasserts itself.

Thus, the ministers Gabriel Attal (Public Accounts) and Clément Beaune publicly exposed their bad agreement on Sunday.

“The French expect us to value those who move the country forward.

I regret that some on the left prefer to defend the “right to laziness”

, argued Gabriel Attal, in an incisive interview with



A deliberately transgressive speech for the former socialist, who aims to assert his political position by giving a helm to the right.

Reply from his colleague during the "Grand Rendez-vous" Europe 1 / CNews / Les Échos:

"I believe that there is only one France".

"We must have a rallying speech

," insisted Clément Beaune, who wants to embody an offensive left wing within the majority.

Read alsoBetween splits and disappointed hopes, the macronist left wing in full doubt

The two macronists, cited to run for mayor of Paris in 2026, then expressed opposing opinions on the prospect of putting the capital under guardianship in the face of the increase in its debt.

For Clément Beaune, this scenario should not be excluded as a

“last resort”


"I don't think it's relevant at all

," immediately retorted the Minister Delegate in charge of Public Accounts on BFMTV.

The best thing, when you have things to say to each other, is to say them to each other in private.

Not in the media

A Matignon spokesperson

Monday morning, government spokesman Olivier Véran opened another front.

This time, against the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, around the use of consulting firms, while judicial information has been opened on the possible favoritism from which the McKinsey cabinet would have benefited on public contracts.

The boss of Bercy recognized


and a


on Sunday on France 3.

"I don't know what a drift or abuse is, I know that when I needed to catch up Germany in the vaccination campaign

(against Covid-19, editor’s note)

, I called on a company that had just advised Germany in the development of vaccination centers”

, charged Olivier Véran, on France Inter.

“The best thing, when you have things to say to each other, is to say them to each other in private.

Not in the media”

, we ping at Matignon, where complicated files accumulate.

That on immigration is in particular likely to put the majority in tension, before a debate which will be held on December 6 in the National Assembly then on December 13 in the Senate.

“During the previous five-year term, this subject strongly divided the majority at the time of the Collomb bill”

, notes an adviser to the executive, who is worried about a similar turn for the next text.

And a new offensive between the left and right wings of the majority.

Source: lefigaro

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