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Macron accetta alla fine le dimissioni di Collomb. Resta solo.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2018-10-03.

Macron

Difficile comprendere cosa stia realmente succedendo in Francia.

Un primo elemento sicuro consiste nel fatto che la Presidenza Macron stia perdendo pezzi e consenso popolare.

Ad oggi, Mr Macron ha un indice di esecrabilità del 67%.

Ha perso tre ministri, che se ne sono usciti sbattendo la porta.

Un secondo elemento certo sono le elezioni europee del maggio prossimo. Il partito di Mr Macron, Rem, è quotato al 21.5%, contro il 14% dei LR ed il 21% di RN. Un gran brutto crollo dal passato 61%. Forse, Mr Macron potrebbe conquistarsi 21 eurodeputati, troppo pochi per contare qualcosa.

Un terzo elemento certo è il concomitante crollo dei suoi alleati in Europa: Mr Juncker, Mr Tusk e Herr Oettinger sembrerebbero non avere speranza alcuna di essere riconfermati. Nel ppe la Union tedesca peserà per quanto pesa adesso in patria, ossia il 27%; similmente, la Spd crollata al 16% contribuirà ben poco al partito socialista europeo. In altri termini, essendo stati ridimensionati in patria, i partiti della Große Koalition sui quali Mr Macron contava per le sue mire egemoni sull’Europa, avranno ben misero spazio politico nel nuovo europarlamento.

Un quarto elemento certo è la pessima situazione socio – economica in Francia. Tutti gli indicatori sono negativi e la violenza nelle strade francesi ha raggiunto i livelli di guardia. L’affaire Benallà non ha certo contribuito ad aumentare la popolarità di Mr Macron.

Un quinto elemento certo consiste nel fatto che Mr Trump, il Presidente degli Stati Uniti, non vede di buon occhio né il Presidente Macron né l’attuale Governo tedesco.

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Mr Collomb lo ha lasciato. Vecchio socialista riciclato per l’occasione, ha pazientemente aspettato Mr Macron al varco, e quindi lo ha silurato senza esitazione alcuna. È più potente l’odio che l’amore.

Ovviamente nessuno ha il modo di prevedere il futuro.

Tuttavia la somma di tutti questi elementi sembrerebbe non giovare certo a Mr Macron.


Ansa. 2018-10-03. Macron accetta le dimissioni di Collomb

Il premier Philippe assume incarico ministro Interno ad interim.

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PARIGI, 3 OTT – Il presidente francese, Emmanuel Macron, ha accettato nella notte le dimissioni rassegnate ieri dal ministro dell’Interno, Gérard Collomb ed ha affidato l’incarico ad interim al premier Edouard Philippe, in attesa di nominare un successore. Stamattina è atteso a Parigi il passaggio di consegne tra i due. Con le dimissioni shock di ieri del ministro dell’Interno, determinato a tornare sindaco nella sua Lione, si consuma in queste ore in Francia quella che viene descritta come una delle peggiori crisi di governance dall’inizio del mandato di Macron.


Reuters. 2018-10-03. French interior minister resigns in face-off with Macron

– Interior minister quits to run for mayor of Lyon

– Macron accepts resignation, looking for a replacement

– Collomb has been critical of president in recent remarks (Recasts with Macron accepting resignation)

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France’s Emmanuel Macron was forced to accept his interior minister’s resignation on Tuesday after early ally Gerard Collomb insisted he wanted to step down despite the president having rejected his resignation less than 24 hours earlier.

Collomb, 71, a former Socialist party stalwart who became one of Macron’s earliest and most eager backers, had earlier told the conservative Le Figaro newspaper he wanted to resign so he could run for election as mayor of his hometown Lyon.

“The French people and the people of Lyon need clarity, so I maintain my offer to resign,” Collomb responded when asked whether he would stay on as interior minister after Macron initially turned down his resignation on Monday.

“Considering the rumours and the pressure, I don’t want the fact I will be a candidate somewhere tomorrow to affect the way forward for the interior ministry,” he said.

Late on Tuesday, Macron’s office said the president had accepted Collomb’s resignation and that Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who reportedly cancelled a trip to South Africa, would assume his responsibilities until a replacement was found.

Collomb’s comments were seen by critics as an unprecedented challenge to Macron’s authority, coming just weeks after the 40-year-old centrist was forced to replace his popular environment minister and the sports minister.

Two weeks ago, Collomb announced plans via a newspaper interview to quit the government and run for mayor of Lyon in 2020, returning to a position he has previously held.

He initially indicated that he would resign after European elections in May 2019. But opposition rivals said the comments undermined his legitimacy as the head of one of the most sensitive portfolios in France, where Islamist militants have killed hundreds of people since 2012.

Collomb had in recent weeks been critical of Macron, speaking of a “lack of humility” in the president’s administration and dismissing expressions often used by Macron, such as “start-up nation,” as out of touch with common folk.

“Very few of us can still talk to (Macron),” Collomb was quoted by French media as telling a small group of journalists over lunch last month. “Soon he won’t put up with me anymore. But if we all bow down before him, he’ll end up isolated.”

Only a week ago, presidential advisers said Macron had made clear to Collomb that the timing of his resignation would be decided by the president himself, who is regarded as running a tight ship with heavy demands on time and loyalty.

Macron’s approval ratings have plunged to about 30 percent, from around 60 percent shortly after he was elected in May 2017. Critics have said that his policies favour the rich and his personal manner is often described as aloof and arrogant.

Macron has said that he is determined to do whatever it takes to overhaul the French economy and introduce other social reforms to put the country on a stronger path.

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