President Emmanuel Macron proposed Monday, June 5, to appoint former MoDem MP Sylvain Waserman at the head of Ademe, the ecological transition agency, after the failure of his previous candidate, Boris Ravignon, rejected in an unprecedented way by Parliament.
The President of the Republic envisages, on the proposal of the Prime Minister (Elisabeth Borne), to appoint Sylvain Waserman as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Environment and Energy Management Agency (Ademe)," the Elysee Palace said in a statement.
Parliament must now give the green light to the appointment of this former Alsatian deputy, aged 56, beaten in last year's legislative elections by the candidate of the Nupes Emmanuel Fernandes, after a first term at the Palais Bourbon. At the beginning of April, the Parliament had created the surprise by rejecting the appointment of the mayor LR of Charleville-Mézières (Ardennes), Boris Ravignon, at the head of Ademe, because of his desire to combine several functions.
It was the first time that a candidate proposed by the Élysée, at Ademe or elsewhere, was rejected since this appointment procedure was introduced in 2008 in Article 13 of the Constitution. More than three-fifths of the elected representatives voted against, i.e. the quota required by the Constitution to oppose an appointment proposed by the President of the Republic.