French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne survived a no-confidence motion on Monday in Parliament brought by an alliance of left-wing lawmakers shortly after the June election and called the no-confidence vote as ‘ political tactics ’.
This non-confidence vote is just political tactics
The motion required an absolute majority of 289 votes for the government to fall, however only 146 lawmakers voted in support of the motion, Al Jazeera reported.
Calling the vote of no confidence a political tactic, Borne urged parliament to move to a culture of compromise before the vote. Although the outcome is slightly doubtful, it is meant as a demonstration of the NUPES alliance’s intent to be notably the largest bloc in opposition to Emmanuel Macron’s centrist grouping.
The NUPES alliance also called the New Ecological and Social Popular Union consists of 151 MPs.
According to Al Jazeera reports, Five of the MPs of the NUPES alliance chose not to vote for the no -confidence motion.
“Ladies and gentlemen, today we could be working for the good of the French people,” Borne told parliament ahead of the vote, adding that we are debating a no-confidence vote that is based on my alleged intentions, and that stands in the manner of work of Parliament and therefore the will of the French citizens.
“Instead, we are debating a vote of no confidence based on my alleged intentions, and this hinders the work of parliament and therefore the will of the French people,” he said.
“This no-confidence vote is just political tactics … Let’s switch together to a culture of compromise,” she said.
Parliament will soon begin discussing the 20bn euro (USD 20.1bn) inflation-relief package announced last week by the government as the no-confidence motion is no longer in question.
Borne, 61, clarified that he intends to rely on the votes of opposition parties to pass the law, which the right-wing Republicains party sees crucial to his future in the French parliament.
Newly re-elected President Emmanuel Macron recently lost an absolute majority as the newly formed left-wing alliance government gained the majority. The result caused turmoil in French politics and raised the question of law and chaotic coalition.
Earlier, Macron’s centrist alliance, Ensemble (Together), preceded Jean-Luc Melenchon’s New Popular Environmentalist and Social Union (Nupes) in the second round of parliamentary elections in France, according to CNN citing the results released of the Interior Ministry. .
According to the result, Marcon got 245 out of a total of 577, however, it still falls short of the 289 -seat threshold for an absolute majority in the National Assembly, France’s lower house.
NUPES came in second with 131 seats, and became the main opposition with force in the country, though the coalition is expected to split on some issues once in parliament, according to interior ministry results.
Macron won the second round of the presidential election with 58.55 percent of the vote, while his rival, the right -wing presidential candidate, National Rally party leader Marine Le Pen got 41.45 percent in April.
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