In his television interview, the President of the Republic finally spoke very little about the senatorial elections held this Sunday, which confirmed the domination of the right in the Senate, as well as the difficulties of the presidential camp. But truth be told, he would have been better off not talking about it at all.
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Indeed the head of state committed an oddity by mentioning before Anne-Claire Coudray and Laurent Delahousse the renewal of part of the senate. While the two journalists questioned him about his political situation and that of his camp, Emmanuel Macron said: "As I speak to you, we have a third of our senators who are renewed. I want to have a word of respect and democratic and republican friendship towards all senators, elected or re-elected, and then all the great electors who today have fulfilled their duty." And to conclude proudly: "We are a stable democracy, which advances".
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French democracy has indeed advanced, so much so that in 2003 an organic law had changed the modalities of renewal of seats in the Senate. While the upper house of Parliament was well and truly renewed, until now, by thirds, this law introduced a renewal by half. As for twenty years, it is therefore half of the seats in the Senate that were renewed this Sunday, and not a third, as the President of the Republic said tonight, live on TF1 and France 2.