Elisabeth Borne will deliver her general policy statement on Wednesday before Parliament, at 3 p.m. in the National Assembly, then at 9 p.m. in the Senate, Matignon announced Thursday to AFP. The question of a vote of confidence on this declaration, which would engage the responsibility of the Prime Minister before the deputies, is however not yet decided, according to Matignon.
The question of a vote of confidence on this declaration, which would engage the responsibility of the Prime Minister before the deputies, is however not yet decided, according to the same source. According to article 50-1 of the Constitution, before one or the other of the assemblies, the government can “make, on a specific subject, a declaration which gives rise to debate and can, if it so decides, make the subject of a vote without incurring its responsibility”.
Another speech in the Senate at 9 p.m.
If the Prime Minister engages her responsibility, this will require a “deliberation of the Council of Ministers”, according to article 49-1. While the Prime Minister will deliver her speech to the Assembly at 3 p.m., a minister will read the same text at the same time to the Senate. Elisabeth Borne will nevertheless deliver a clean statement before the Senate at 9 p.m., which will be followed by a debate.
A framework of the majority supports the idea of a vote of confidence, and for this reason would like the reshuffle of the government to take place after the declaration of general policy. Because if deputies returned to the government, the presidential camp, which only has a relative majority in the Assembly, would lose votes in the event of a vote, their substitutes only accessing the Palais-Bourbon after a period of a month.