Edouard Philippe will make a videoconference Thursday - VAN DER HASSELT / POOL / SIPA

Edouard Philippe will meet Thursday morning by videoconference the presidents of political parties, heads of parliamentary groups and associations of elected officials, to take stock of the coronavirus epidemic, Matignon announced on Monday. The meeting, in which several members of the government should participate, will take place from 9:30 a.m.

If the Prime Minister had "always planned to bring together political officials on a regular basis," we observed in the entourage of Edouard Philippe, the president of the National Rally Marine Le Pen had written to Matignon Sunday to request a new meeting.

Shortages at the center of the subject

"This videoconference would inform us about the solutions envisaged to respond to the various shortages observed in our hospitals (respirators, medical oxygen, curare, etc.)," ​​said Marine Le Pen in a press release.

The boss of the Socialist Party Olivier Faure had for his part deplored with not being "consulted on the strategy or on the scenarios for ending the crisis". “National unity must have the will to build it. This is not at all the case, ”he said.

The Prime Minister has held three rounds of talks with political leaders since the start of the coronavirus crisis: February 27, March 12 and March 16.


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