The yellow Vests to the health crisis, it is little to say that the three years of Édouard Philippe Matignon have been hectic. Then, according to his entourage, the mayor of le Havre decompresses and takes advantage of his new-found freedom, reports The Figaro.
The former Prime minister " is in full form, he sees his family and his friends. He has no spleen ", explains a close. Another concurs : "All those who have known the prime minister tell this : when it stops, the body evacuates hundreds of days of accumulated fatigue. "For the time being, Édouard Philippe is on vacation in Italy. He could then go back and write, according to his first circle. "It has missed for three years at Matignon," says his faithful friend and former political advisor to mep Gilles Boyer. The latter would also begin the writing, with the municipal official havrais, a third book.
"If Macron is a candidate, it will not be"
Still, the former tenant of Matignon has been charged with a mission by Emmanuel Macron, the " rearrange the majority ", according to the words used by the Elysée palace in early July, at the time of change of government team. The entourage of Edward Philippe nuance, however : "It has not been formally commissioned, this was only mentioned incidentally, without contours. "" It has neither accepted nor refused. But, if the president of the Republic speaks to him about it again, it will be listening, " said one still. Le Figaro recalls what had been declared by the person concerned about the deputies of the majority, at the time of leaving office national : "as long As I am able, I will help. "
And in the longer term ? In two years, for example, on the occasion of the presidential election ? "The idea that it leaves the whole national political life is to be excluded. But, if Emmanuel Macron is a candidate, it will not be ", explains Gilles Boyer. The juppéiste become mayor of le Havre has returned to his fief, last month, on the strength of polls that gave 56 % of favourable opinions. For the institute for the study Elabe, Bernard Sananès analysis : "It appears neither as a traitor to the voters of the right hand, or as a rival for the voters macronistes. "