Mélenchon in Matignon: what would his government look like?

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Prime Minister: Jean-Luc Melenchon

Once there is a majority in the National Assembly (289 deputies), it has the power to disapprove of the government. If the parliamentary majority is not in favor of the president of the republic, cohabitation occurs. And the unwritten rule is that the leader of this majority then becomes prime minister.


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Minister of State in charge of Ecological Planning: Mathilde Panot

She will be responsible for the central arc of the Common Future program, guaranteeing “the harmony of man with each other and with nature”† The first step should be to organize “the green rule”, that is, the idea that we should not take more from the planet than it can give back to us.

Minister for Energy Independence: Éric Piolle

The current mayor of Grenoble could be responsible for the energy renovation and achieving the target of 100% renewable energy by 2050.

Minister of the Sixth Republic in charge of the constituent process: Raquel Garrido

This is the other major pillar of the program of this future majority: renovating the institutions. The main challenge: to convince the President of the Republic to organize a referendum on the convening of a Constituent Assembly.

Minister of the Interior: Ugo Bernalicis

He will have to rebuild a “Republican Police Force”. The first measure is the dismantling of the BACs and BRAV-Ms. It will, among other things, increase the training of student peacekeepers to two years.

Minister of International Cooperation: Clémentine Autain

The keyword here will be: “anti-globalization diplomacy for peace”† In the context of the Ukrainian war, it will have to ensure the non-aligned position of France. This could be done through the reinvestment of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

Minister of La Francophonie and Overseas: Yannick Jadot

French Guiana is home to 80% of the national biodiversity. This ministry will therefore be central to the environmental program desired by the People’s Union.

Minister of Europe: Younous Omarjee

At this point, MEP, Younous Ormajee will have to use all the levers at his disposal in light of the neoliberal guidelines of the European institutions. For example, France’s veto right to reject a new agreement, such as a free trade agreement.

Defense Minister: Manuel Bompard

Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s campaign manager in 2017 and 2022, this time he will be responsible for passing a military programming law aimed at restoring France’s independence and implementing climate change adaptation.

Minister of National Education: Laurence De Cock

Essayist and historian, she has been teaching history since the 2010s. Its action will aim to ensure that public education is truly free. It ensures that the state pays for the cafeteria, transportation, extracurricular activities, and school supplies.

Minister of Higher Education and Research: Mathilde Larrère

As a historian, she will be responsible for abolishing Parcoursup and guaranteeing a place for all graduates in the program of their choice.

Minister of Culture: Elsa Faucillon

With 1% of GDP at its disposal, it will defend a strong public culture and arts policy.

Minister of Equality and Social Affairs: François Ruffin

His ministry will be responsible for wealth sharing.

Minister for Children and Families: Alice Coffin

It will create a public service for young children with the aim of opening 500,000 crèche places and adapted childcare facilities over the five-year period.

Minister of Autonomy: Olivier Faure

Anne Hidalgo’s flagship measure in her presidential campaign, Olivier Faure will be responsible for the implementation of an end-of-life law. In addition to guaranteeing a dignified pension, the Socialist Party’s first secretary will be the bearer of a public dependency service to help seniors stay at home.

Minister for Diversity and Gender Equality: Raphaëlle Rémy-Leleu

A feminist environmentalist, she will have a law passed to combat sexism and violence against women, thanks to a budget of 1 billion euros.

Minister of Human Rights and the Reception of Exiles: Huguette Bello

She will leave her place as chair of the Reunion Regional Council to lead the strengthening of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and host an annual conference on migration. Its main task will be to create dignified reception facilities together with the minister responsible for housing.

Minister of Reindustrialization: Fabien Roussel

Anyone who, as a deputy, has made the fight for the reindustrialization of the country and against tax evasion his priorities, will therefore be able to continue his fight within the government.

Minister of Labour: Olivier Besancenot

The figure of the NPA, ex-candidate in the presidential elections, will have the first goal to reduce working time by immediately reinstating the 35 hours. For heavy and/or nighttime jobs, this is increased to 32 hours. The reinstatement of retirement at age 60 with a contribution of 40 will be the other flagship measure.

Minister of Labor Protection: Leïla Chaibi

The current MEP will have to fight against suffering at work. The first measure is the recognition of burnout as an occupational disease. And the fight against uberization.

Minister of Public Services: Philippe Poutou

The NPA candidate in the presidential election will be the defender of public services. It will rebuild strong public services, especially in rural departments, working-class neighborhoods and overseas territories.

Times of Life Minister: Johanna Rolland

As president of Nantes Métropole, she will work with the Minister of Labor to better organize the times of life.

Minister of Health and Disability: Caroline Fiat

The nurse’s assistant will be responsible for rebuilding the public hospital service and will ensure 100% reimbursement of the prescribed health care, in particular by integrating mutual insurance into social security. The first measure will be to propose the de-conjugalization of benefits for adults with disabilities.

Justice Minister: Rokhaya Diallo

The famous feminist and anti-racist activist will be responsible for improving access to justice for all. The big cause will be to end prison overcrowding and give inmates the means to reintegrate into our society.

Minister of Economy: Aurore Lalucq

Once at the head of this sovereign ministry, she will immediately have to raise the minimum wage and social minimums. It will also organize the claim of dividends paid by CAC 40 companies during the health crisis.

Minister of Public Accounts and Tax Justice: Manon Aubry

It is she who will give birth to a new tax system. Income tax is being made more progressive with a scale of 14 brackets against 5 today. It will end tax havens and launch a massive plan to fight tax fraud and tax evasion.

Minister of Foreign Trade: Boris Vallaud

In consultation with the Minister for Ecological Planning, the minister will be primarily responsible for renegotiating treaties and strengthening commercial cooperation with his partners.

Minister of Social and Solidarity Economy: Sandrine Rousseau

The trained economist will lead the generalization of the social and solidarity economy. The aim is to promote the development of Cooperative Societies of Collective Interest (SCIC) and Cooperative and Participatory Societies (SCOP).

Minister of Territorial Cohesion: Éric Coquerel

The deputy of Seine-Saint-Denis will be responsible for reconciling the areas and improving the rural and working-class areas. To do this, it will start to strengthen state subsidies for areas and regions lagging behind in economic and social development.

Minister of Agriculture, Sea and Food: Aurélie Trouvou

The former Attac spokesperson is going to realize a relocated, diversified and ecological agriculture. Extensive program that will be between the establishment of a guarantee of rewarding prices for producers, the revision of the CAP, or the creation of a high commission for water to organize a 100% public management of it.

Minister of Housing: Julien Bayou

The national secretary of EELV will express the guarantee of the right to housing. The flagship measure will be the ban on evictions from rental properties without public rehousing. The aim is to realize 200,000 social homes in a five-year period.

Transport Minister: Karima Delli

MEP EELV will create a public transport and mobility hub. Major measures will be taken from his appointment: the renationalization of the SNCF and the highways, or even the abolition of airlines if the alternative by train takes less than four hours.

Minister of Urban Policy: Sophie Camard

The current mayor of the 1st and 7th sectors of Marseille, a figure of the Marseille Spring, will have the task of aligning urban policies with the program of the Future. She will therefore actively collaborate with Éric Coquerel to promote forgotten areas.

Minister of Youth and People’s Education: Fatima Ouassak

The political scientist and anti-racist activist will have to set up policies to support the autonomy of young people. The first measure will be to vote for a guarantee of autonomy increased to 1063 euros per month.

Minister of Sport and Paris 2024: Ian Brossat

The Deputy Mayor of Paris will have to articulate the organization of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris with the promotion of sports throughout the territory. For example, by establishing a national emergency plan for the construction and renovation of sports facilities.

Minister of Decolonization and Memories: Françoise Vergès

The decolonial feminist activist will open the archives about the decolonization wars as a first step.

Government spokesperson: Thomas Portes

President of the National Assembly: Adrien Quatennens

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