Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne submitted the resignation of her government on Monday January 8 to President Emmanuel Macron, who accepted it, thanking her for her “exemplary” work in the “service of the nation,” the Elysée announced.

She will ensure, with her team, the management of current affairs “until the appointment of the new government”, added the Elysée, without further details on the timetable for future appointments. “You implemented our project with the courage, commitment and determination of women of state. With all my heart, thank you,” wrote the Head of State on the social network

The presidential message is accompanied by a photo of Elisabeth Borne and Emmanuel Macron all smiles, which contrasts with the tone of their relationship, which has been known to be rough since the appointment of the Prime Minister in May 2022.

“We will see the mark of Elisabeth Borne in the life of the country,” insisted those around the Head of State, recalling that she had completed a “first base of reforms » (pensions, immigration, etc.) which “allows us today to begin a second phase of the five-year term”.

“Passionate about this mission”

Where “blockage was predicted” due to lack of an absolute majority in the National Assembly, “very many laws were passed thanks to compromises that she was able to find with her government”, the same source added. , saluting a “prime minister “at the same time” who knew how to form a team with the best of the left and the best of the right”.

In her resignation letter, which Le Monde was able to consult, Elisabeth Borne, who had expressed until the end the wish to stay at Matignon, suggested that she was resigning reluctantly, at the request of the president.

“While I must present the resignation of my government, I wanted to tell you how passionate I was about this mission, guided by the constant concern, which we share, to achieve rapid and tangible results for our fellow citizens », she writes, noting the “will” of the head of state to “appoint a new prime minister”.

The one who has been in all governments since 2017 believes in her resignation letter that it is “more necessary than ever to continue reforms in order to give opportunity and perspectives to everyone within the Republic and to build a stronger France and fairer in a more sovereign Europe”.

The president must himself reveal his intentions in an enigmatic “meeting with the nation” announced for January.

Twenty-three uses of 49.3

Ms. Borne, who had to face nearly thirty motions of censure and used article 49.3 of the Constitution twenty-three times, is also pleased to have had the texts adopted “in unprecedented conditions in Parliament. financial, including pension reform, the law relating to immigration, and more than fifty laws which respond to the challenges of our country and the concerns of the French”.

“Apart from financial texts, we were able to build project majorities in the spirit of overcoming your election in 2017,” underlines Ms. Borne, who had to deal for twenty months with a relative majority in the Assembly resulting from the legislative elections of June 2022.

The outgoing Prime Minister also said she was “proud that France now has comprehensive and robust ecological planning”, presented last September.