Legislative: Ministers of the Borne government in the hot seat

Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne and fourteen members of the government will play their role this Sunday, June 19 during the second round of the legislative elections: “They are running as legislative candidates in their respective constituencies and will be forced to resign if they do not win the support of their fellow citizens,” remember El Correo.

If no text imposes this resignation, the rule – implicit since the 1980s – was formalized by Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007. In 2017, the four ministers who had presented themselves had been confirmed in their constituencies. “This time, the victory of all members of the executive is not guaranteed.”

In Calvados, Elisabeth Borne is in a good position against Noé Gauchard, candidate for Nupes, but the election remains decisive for her, specifies the Spanish newspaper, in particular because she was never elected.

“His professional career has been entirely spent in administration, in ministerial offices and large public companies”.

As for his ministers, if a dozen are almost guaranteed to be elected, El Correo reports that three are “in serious trouble” against the Nupes candidate who faces them: Amélie de Montchalin, for the Ecological Transition, in the sixth constituency of Essonne; Stanislas Guérini, in the Civil Service, in the third district of Paris; and Clément Beaune, Secretary of State for European Affairs, in the first constituency of Paris.

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