the government under threat of a motion of censure on its right

the government under threat of a motion of censure on

The threat comes from the right, which says it is ready to bring down the government due to the worsening public deficit. The LRs criticize the executive for not having anticipated the deterioration and for making this slippage weigh on the French. For the first time since the start of the five-year term, the risk of censorship from the right is very real.

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Since the re-election of Emmanuel Macron, the threat has been regularly brandished by the LR. But never with such insistence. In recent days, all the tenors of the right, Eric CiottiBruno Retailleau, Olivier Marleix, François-Xavier Bellamy have only one word on their lips: censorship.

We are very upset », Confides the boss of the Senators LR. Last Friday, the party boss even sent a letter to the Prime Minister to denounce “ irresponsibility ” And ” government insincerity “. “ You will be accountable to the national representation », warns Eric Ciotti who is calling for a amending budget.

France’s public deficit reached 5.5% of GDP in 2023 according to INSEE, or 15.8 billion euros more than expected. The government, however, maintains its objective of reducing the public deficit below 3% of GDP in 2027. Ten billion euros in savings have already been made for 2024, and 20 billion in cuts are announced for 2025.

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Until now the government has operated by decree, without resorting to an amending budget which would involve going back to Parliament, and would resurrect the threat of a motion of censure which, if carried or supported by the right, would have the most impact. chances of being adopted.

But the LRs are especially ready to take action since they consulted the results of a survey commissioned by the party in December and which was supposed to remain secret. The only winner in the event of dissolution would be the RN when the presidential camp collapsed. The LR would only lose a few deputies.

The question is when to draw this explosive weapon. No doubt in the fall, at least not before the Europeans, “ so as not to aggravate the situation », Says the boss of LR deputies Olivier Marleix.