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  • After the election, on Tuesday, of Yaël Braun Pivet at the head of the National Assembly, the time was on Wednesday for the election of the office (vice-presidencies and secretariat) and of the questure (which manages the stewardship of the lower house).

    By winning two vice-presidential positions, the RN achieves a historic victory.

    And, this Thursday, the oppositions will compete for the strategic presidency of the Finance Committee during a vote by secret ballot.

  • As for the Head of State, he confirmed his "confidence" in Elisabeth Borne and entrusted her, this week, with the mission of probing whether a "government agreement" is possible.

    The Prime Minister must also meet this Thursday with the presidents of the Assembly, the Senate and the parliamentary groups during two parliamentary liaison committees devoted to Covid-19.

  • On the return of Emmanuel Macron, this Thursday, from the G7 summits in Germany and NATO in Spain, Elisabeth Borne will have to make proposals "for a roadmap" and "for the composition of a new government of action “Which will be put in place” in the first days of July, “said the president. 

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National Assembly: LFI and RN are arguing this Thursday for the presidency of the finance committee

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The RN triumphs, the Nupes is indignant, the majority is doing well… The second day of the new Assembly

8:22 am: Reactions to the election of the two VPs of the National Rally

“LREM called to vote for the National Front.

The masks are falling,” denounced Julien Bayou, co-president of the environmental group.

"Shame to see colleagues who claim to be Republicans slipping an RN ballot into the ballot box," said socialist Arthur Delaporte.

Adrien Quatennens (LFI) denounced a "de facto alliance" and "an agreement between the RN, LREM and LR to exclude Nupes".

The president of the deputies LR Olivier Marleix rebukes these elected leftists: “Mr. Bayou would almost like certain representatives (the RNs) not to have the right to sit in the hemicycle.

This is not my conception of democracy”.

For her part, Marine Le Pen, president of the RN group, denounced "infinite bad faith" of "the far left", which "did not want all political forces to be represented to their fair measure".

8:20 am: We rewind

If you haven't followed anything from this hectic Wednesday at the Assembly, here is our live from yesterday: 

The Paris prosecutor's office opens an investigation against Damien Abad for attempted rape

And, above all, here is the recap of our political journalist Rachel Garrat-Valcarcel who squatted the press room and the Four Columns all day (she will still be there today):

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The RN triumphs, the Nupes is indignant, the majority is doing well… The second day of the new Assembly

8:15 a.m.: Borne will talk about Covid-19 with Braun-Pivet and Larcher

The Prime Minister continues to provide an update on the new wave of coronavirus.

Elisabeth Borne will meet this Thursday with the presidents of the National Assembly, the Senate and the parliamentary groups during two parliamentary liaison committees devoted to Covid-19, we learned on Wednesday from Matignon.

These meetings must address in particular the bill aimed at maintaining "a health monitoring and security system" until March 2023 and which must be examined in July, when the epidemic is experiencing a sharp rebound in France.

8:13 am: Voting time for the Finance Committee

The rebellious Eric Coquerel favorite against his rival RN Jean-Philippe Tanguy, the LR Véronique Louwagie in ambush: the oppositions are vying for the strategic presidency of the Finance Committee during a secret ballot vote Thursday at the National Assembly.

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National Assembly: LFI and RN are arguing this Thursday for the presidency of the finance committee

8:12 am: It escalates between left and majority

"Sordid tricks" with the RN for some, respect for "all sensitivities" for others: the election to key positions in the National Assembly turned sour on Wednesday between the left and the majority.

The choice of this office, which could have been a simple formality, gave rise to a series of passes of arms, like a foretaste of the games to come in an Assembly without an absolute majority.

The leader of the LREM deputies Aurore Bergé defended the importance that "all sensitivities" can be represented in the office.

This is "in line with the democratic choices of the French" in the legislative elections, also believes the boss of the MoDem deputies Jean-Paul Mattei, in a joint press release from the majority.

But that has meant that members of the majority vote for far-right candidates in secret ballots.

8:01 am: Who says what or said what and to whom this morning?

PUBLIC SENAT - 8 a.m. - Laurent Jacobelli, spokesperson for the RN, deputy for Moselle

FRANCE 2 – 7:38 a.m. – Boris Vallaud, president of the group of socialist deputies in the National Assembly

RADIO J - 7:45 a.m. - Laurent Valdiguié for his book

Gérald Darmanin - the President's black baron

EUROPE 1 - 8:13 a.m. - Eric Woerth, 'Renaissance' MP for Oise

SUD RADIO - 8:15 a.m. - Fabien Roussel, national secretary of the PCF and deputy for the North

FRANCE INFO - 8:30 a.m. - François Ruffin, deputy La France insoumise de la Somme

LCI – 8:30 a.m. – Jérôme Guedj, PS deputy for Essonne

8 a.m.: Update on Wednesday's election

It took six hours until the evening to elect the six vice-presidents, three quaestors and twelve secretaries of the Palais Bourbon, in a distribution according to the weight of the political groups.

These are for the vice-presidents of Valérie Rabault (PS), Elodie Jacquier-Laforge (MoDem), Naïma Moutchou (Horizons), Caroline Fiat (LFI), Sébastien Chenu (RN) and Hélène Laporte (RN).

And for the quaestors of Marie Guévenoux and Eric Woerth (LREM) and Eric Ciotti (LR).

With the president of the Assembly Yaël Braun-Pivet (LREM), these 22 deputies constitute the office of the institution, a sort of board of directors.

Hello and welcome everyone!

These legislative elections under the Fifth Republic had historic results, marked by the explosion of the scores of the National Rally and the failure of the presidential party to obtain an absolute majority in the Assembly.

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will therefore continue to follow and compile the events of this new political day for you live.

This week, Emmanuel Macron entrusted a mission to Elisabeth Borne: to probe whether a "government agreement" is possible.

A challenge that promises to be difficult when some in the majority do not believe in it themselves and the opposition has already refused to serve as a "crutch".

And while two RN vice-presidents were elected yesterday at the National Assembly, stay connected with us so you don't miss anything on this crucial new day which is already smelling of the many reactions to this election.

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