Jacques Serais 06:44, May 23, 2022

First Council of Ministers this Monday at 10 a.m. at the Élysée Palace for the government of Elisabeth Borne, whose appointments took place on Friday.

A good part of the weekend, the new Prime Minister was campaigning in the 6th district of Calvados, where she is running for the legislative elections.

And moving it proved laborious.

Elisabeth Borne was on the pitch this weekend.

On Saturday, she visited a farm, strolled through the city center of Villers-Bocage.

And on Sunday, the new Prime Minister went to Thury Harcourt's garage sale, where she was somewhat heckled.

This first campaign weekend for the polytechnic, which had not presented itself in any election until today, was not necessarily easy.

In particular because of his double role, that of candidate and Prime Minister.

Elisabeth Borne caught up in the Damien Abad affair

It was difficult for Elisabeth Borne to fully endorse the candidate's costume.

Because in the aisles of this garage sale, it is for his appointment to Matignon that the inhabitants challenge him in positive, as in negative.

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And legislative leaflet in hand, she finds herself having to defend Emmanuel Macron.

"He already has to surround himself with people who will stand up to him. I hope you will," a resident told him.

"It's not really the position I was considering," she replies, before being overtaken by questions from journalists on the rape accusations against Minister Damien Abad.

"I did not know"

"I was not aware. I will be very clear: there can be no impunity. I can assure you that if there are new elements, if justice is again seized, we will draw all the consequences of his decision", she promises in front of the cameras. 

A very laborious start to the campaign for candidate Elisabeth Borne... The difficulty of being Prime Minister "at the same time".