The majority are closing ranks and cashing in.
Elisabeth Borne expressed this Tuesday to the Assembly "all (her) confidence" in the Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt, suspected by the justice of favoritism.
According to information revealed on Friday by Mediapart, the National Financial Prosecutor's Office (PNF) has retained the offense of "favouritism" for a future trial against Olivier Dussopt, which will relate to a public contract concluded at the end of the 2000s. with the water treatment group Saur when he was mayor of Annonay (Ardèche).
The Minister vigorously “challenged” this grievance.
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“At the heart of our democracy, there is a principle, the presumption of innocence.
And I want to express all my confidence, all the confidence of the President of the Republic, in Olivier Dussopt, who is a committed minister, who was a committed deputy, who was a committed mayor”, declared the Prime Minister on Tuesday. in the Assembly, during the session of questions to the government.
"You are not a prosecutor, we are not in court!", replies @Elisabeth_Borne to @A_Saintoul.
The Prime Minister reaffirms her "full confidence" in @olivierdussopt, a "committed minister who was a committed mayor".
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Elisabeth Borne, given a standing ovation after her response by her supporters, responded to LFI deputy Aurélien Saintoul who asked her "to clean up her government", citing the ministers implicated in various cases.
"You are no longer running a government, you are wading through a cesspool," he said.
“We are not in a court”
“Who can believe that he (
) acts for the general interest?
“Questioned the elected left.
“And it is this Mr. Dussopt that you are instructing to carry out your pension reform,” he added.
“You are not a prosecutor.
We are not in court.
You are an elected representative of the Nation.
We are in the National Assembly, ”replied the head of government.
Olivier Dussopt had already received support from Matignon last Saturday, the day after the Mediapart revelations.