“It’s not me who decides”: The Mayor forced to bow down to Macron”

The Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, assured this Friday, April 12, that there was no “substantial disagreement” between the Head of State and him, but their relationship seems always tense.

“It’s not me who decides”: The Mayor forced to bow down to Macron”

The Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, assured this Friday, April 12, that there was no “substantial disagreement” between the Head of State and him, but their relationship seems always tense.

No “substantial disagreement”, assures Bruno Le Maire, this Friday April 12, concerning his disagreement about the amending budget with Emmanuel Macron. The latter also brushed aside any “disagreement” with his Minister of the Economy on Thursday. However, in recent weeks, their relationship has become tense, notes BFMTV.

While the Minister of the Economy seems worried by the savings that France must make this year to reduce its deficit, the President of the Republic has publicly disapproved of the draft amending budget. Bruno Le Maire then bowed down. “The debate is closed. The President has made his decision, his decisions will be applied,” promised the minister regarding measures to combat the deficit.

A bow which nevertheless does not seem to have fixed everything. Asked whether he would remain in the Ministry of Economy and Finance until the end of Emmanuel Macron's mandate in 2027, Bruno Le Maire wanted to remain cautious, saying "it's not me who decides". reports the continuous news channel.

It must be said that the two men take different paths. While the minister announces budget cuts on TV sets, the executive, for its part, would prefer to focus its communication on the reindustrialization of the country and the “high” employment rate. The debates on budget cuts and the “billions in savings”, “it scares” the French, “it’s very anxiety-inducing”. “We have to be a little responsible,” emphasize several of the President’s advisors.

A diametrically opposed vision which could lead Bruno Le Maire to run for president in 2027. Especially since the figures prove him right. On Wednesday, Bercy indicated that it anticipated for 2024 a public deficit of 5.1% of GDP, and no longer 4.4%, which will require finding an additional 10 billion euros this year, for a return to 2.9%. of GDP in 2027. In his book, La Voie française, the Minister of the Economy shares what could already resemble a program, mentioning the end of the French welfare state or even European sovereignty.

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