It is a violent break-up, brutal. All the more that it is conducted in the open air, under the gaze often mesmerised media. The friendship that existed between Emmanuel Macron and Gérard Collomb seems to be buried for good. Former minister of the Interior has operated an ultimate betrayal Thursday, may 28, announcing side with The Republicans - after parlementé with Laurent Wauquiez, the former president of the party of the right - to prevent the ecologists to win the metropolis of Lyon. The former socialist, however, was one of the first to commit, against winds and tides, alongside Emmanuel Macron in 2016 in his conquest of Elysium.may 14, 2017 : Macron invested, Collomb in tears
Usually, the deduction is implementation policy. As a tacit rule. But this may 14, 2017, the emotion is too strong for Gérard Collomb. After the inaugural speech of Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée palace, the mayor of Lyon lets out a few tears. Proud to see that his champion, thirty years her junior, has succeeded in its goal crazy : become president of the Republic made a mockery of the political movements in the traditional sense. During the review of the troops, Emmanuel Macron takes him to the cheek. The scene will be the turn of television. Gérard Collomb, who will be appointed three days later minister of the Interior, to coward : "it All begins". Between the two men, it was in fact the beginning of the end.