Alexandre Chauveau, edited by Laura Laplaud 10:17 a.m., February 07, 2023
After François Hollande last Friday, Emmanuel Macron has lunch this Tuesday with Nicolas Sarkozy.
On the menu for discussion: the reform of the institutions that Emmanuel Macron would like to carry out.
Nicolas Sarkozy's opinion is important for the current head of state since he is the last president to have reformed the Constitution.
Pension reform should be on the lunch menu between Emmanuel Macron and Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday.
But the substance of the interview will concern the reform of the institutions that the Head of State wishes to carry out.
A subject on which the former leader of the Republicans can enlighten him since he is the last president to have reformed the Constitution.
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The two men have in common a taste for reform
Emmanuel Macron and Nicolas Sarkozy appreciate and esteem each other.
Today will be their second lunch in less than two months.
The Head of State likes to hear the opinion of his predecessor, without always taking it into account.
But the two men have in common a taste for reform and a certain enmity towards François Hollande.
At the table, the current and former tenant of the Elysée should also discuss the pension reform that Nicolas Sarkozy had carried out in 2010, or the position of the Republicans.
The former leader of the right pleads for a coalition between the government and LR, against the advice of part of his political family.
A hot topic as the right holds the key to the vote on pension reform.