Yaël Braun-Pivet is no longer Minister of Overseas

Designated candidate of the majority to run for the presidency of the National Assembly, the elected representative of the Yvelines leaves the government. His functions will be exercised by the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne.

Le Monde

“It is put an end to the functions of M me yaël Braun-Pivet, Minister of Overseas.” The day after Emmanuel Macron’s announcement of the constitution of a “new government of action “for the beginning of July, a decree published on June 26 in the Official Journal formalized the departure of Minister Yaël Braun-Pivet, freshly appointed candidate of the majority to run for the presidency of the National Assembly.

By the appointment of the new executive, his functions will be assumed by the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, specifies the decree.

This departure is not completely a surprise. “If she wins the voting of the primary, we will ask her to resign so that she takes her risk,” slipped a government source in the middle of the week before the vote of deputies of the presidential majority who decided the candidates for the candidates perch. M Me Braun-Pivet had won in the second round against the outgoing president of the Economic Affairs Committee, Roland Lescure, by 105 votes against 85, and two white or zero votes.

Former president of the Law Commission at the Palais-Bourbon, appointed Minister of Overseas on May 20 before being re-elected deputy of Yvelines, M me Braun-Pivet is now likely to become the first woman to chair the National Assembly, despite the relative majority available to the presidential camp.

The ballot will be held on Tuesday June 28 in the hemicycle from 3 p.m. If the absolute majority of the votes cast was not obtained from the first two ballot rounds, the relative majority is sufficient in the third round.

The candidacy for the perch of M me Braun-Pivet was welcomed freshly in the ultramarine territories.

/Media reports.