They prefer the Elysée to Matignon. The LFI and Communist parties and parliamentary groups have decided not to go to Matignon next week, where Elisabeth Borne wanted to receive them, they announced on Thursday. The head of government had expressed, in an interview with AFP, her wish to invite them in order to “appease the country”. “La France Insoumise and its parliamentary group will not go to meet Elisabeth Borne”, tweeted the coordinator of LFI Manuel Bompard, specifying that it was to take place on Monday. “With the parliamentarians of Nupes, we will go in procession to demand the withdrawal of the text of the law in front of the Elysee Palace on Tuesday morning”.
Communists do the same. “As it is at the Elysée that everything is decided unfortunately, we decline the invitation of the Prime Minister. We ask to be received by the President of the Republic. It is urgent that he act! “, commented the national secretary of the PCF Fabien Roussel on Twitter.
Socialists await invitation
Communist parliamentarians are at the initiative of the “republican procession” which will march from the Assembly to the Elysée on Tuesday morning to “deliver, in person, to the President of the Republic a letter” asking for the withdrawal of the reform which provides for the raising the legal retirement age to 64, they wrote in a press release.
The socialist group is waiting to receive an invitation from Elisabeth Borne to decide, according to a parliamentary source. Asked by AFP, the environmentalists have not responded at this stage.