French President Emmanuel Macron reaffirmed his confidence in his prime minister Elisabeth Borne this weekend and asked her to take part in consultations with opposition parties to form "a new government for action" in July. In an interview with AFP, the French head of states announced this.
After the recent legislative elections, the government coalition lost its absolute majority in National Assembly. Macron is looking for a formula to govern in coalition with other parties or through specific agreements to pass laws and implement reforms.
Borne said that he will consult with other parliamentary groups in order to "explore how much cooperation there is" and that he was confident in the collective ability of all of them to reach this goal. He announced that he would present a roadmap and a government ready to tackle the challenges ahead of him at the end of the week.
Macron stated that the allies to this "government of actions" include "from the Communists and the Republicans (moderate right). In any event, Macron said that the French president has ruled out Marine Le Pen's National Regrouping as well Jean-Luc Melenchon’s La Francia Insumisa (which would be equivalent to Podemos in Spain) because they "do not fit as government parties."