The “common house” emerges from the ground
After months of discussions, the “common house” of macronists is to be launched this Monday under the name “Ensemble Citoyens!” “. Richard Ferrand, President of the National Assembly, and François Bayrou, President of Modem, led the construction of this coalition. The right wing of the majority (Agir et Horizons) and the left (Territories of Progress, In Common) will also be part of this system.
Nicolas Hulot targeted by an investigation
The 66-year-old former presenter was accused of rape or sexual assault by at least six women, including a minor at the time of the facts, in a report from France 2 broadcast on Thursday. The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation for “Determine whether the facts denounced can characterize a criminal offense” and whether they are prescribed. The day before the report, the former Minister of Ecology, who denies any aggression, announced his withdrawal from public life. The case embarrasses the government, to which he belonged from May 2017 to September 2018, and hits the presidential campaign of the environmental candidate Yannick Jadot: his spokesperson, the deputy Matthieu Orphelin, close to Nicolas Hulot, was “Withdrawn from his responsibilities” Saturday.