French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday mentioned he was optimistic an answer might be discovered to beat the present parliamentary gridlock.
“I’m very assured as a result of I consider within the goodwill of the men and women who’re there to characterize the nation and due to this fact I believe that issues will transfer ahead,” Macron advised reporters after a gathering of EU leaders in Brussels.
In final Sunday’s parliamentary election, Macron’s coalition fell wanting an absolute majority, sparking issues about the way forward for his second time period on the Elysée.
“France is aware of the right way to make compromises, together with yours really. We spend our lives making them right here,” Macron mentioned, referring to negotiations between EU international locations.
Macron mentioned that events on the extremes elevated their variety of seats however hoped that he can persuade lawmakers from totally different political teams to again him, describing them as “men and women who’ve totally different concepts however who match within the Republican area and within the will to control and make the nation progress.”
The French president went on to match France to different international locations the place agreements between totally different events are the norm and famous that each constructing a “coalition” and discovering cross-party assist textual content by textual content are viable choices.
“That is what Italy and Germany are doing, that is what we’ll do,” Macron mentioned, noting that his relative majority in France’s Nationwide Meeting is “essential” in comparison with international locations with a “proportional” electoral system equivalent to Germany. France’s state of affairs is “commonplace” in Europe, he mentioned.
Macron mentioned the truth that EU governments need to face “political complexity” received’t undermine the effectiveness of the EU however, quite the opposite, will strengthen it. “It can solely give us extra work to do,” he conceded.
European Council President Charles Michel and European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen, who spoke on the identical press convention, mentioned they have been assured that France and Macron would keep their management function on the European degree.
Maïa de La Baume contributed reporting.