As she left the government, Marlène Schiappa gave an interview to your magazine Closer – on newsstands this Friday, June 24. She reveals to us in particular this moment when she knew that she would not be part of the reshuffle.
“I always refused to play a role“, claims Marlène Schiappa in the columns of your magazine Closer, to be found on newsstands this Friday, June 24th. Former Minister Delegate for Citizenship, Marlène Schiappa prides herself on having joined the government of Emmanuel Macron “by the strength of [son travail] while[elle n’a] did neither ENA nor Sciences Po“. But after five years in government, Marlène Schiappa has bowed out. The one who was also Secretary of State in charge of Gender Equality is no longer part of the adventure since the president was re-elected for a second term. On May 16, 2022, Elisabeth Borne was appointed Prime Minister by Emmanuel Macron, succeeding Jean Castex. A few days later, on May 20, she presented the composition of her government in which Marlène Schiappa did not appear.
However, the latter assures him: it was not a surprise for her. “I knew for a while that I would not be from the new government…“, she assures us. And that has nothing to do with any media omnipresence that Emmanuel Macron would blame him for. “People don’t know what to invent anymore! I tell them it’s not.“, replies the main interested party when we talk about these rumors. No, if she was dismissed it was simply because she refused to be a legislative candidate. “Implicitly, it went hand in hand. If I didn’t go, it was that I wouldn’t be named next“, explains this mother to us, who specifies that this has in no way tainted her relationship with Emmanuel Macron.I am still on very good terms with the president and, to tell you the truth, this afternoon, I am expected at the Elysée for having tea with Brigitte“, she confides in a wink.
What many predicted for Marlène Schiappa after leaving the government
As this page out of normal life turns, Marlène Schiappa has no regrets not having signed for another five years. “I was lucky enough to be a minister for 5 years and, honestly, I did not have that hangover at all that many promised me“, promises us the ex-girlfriend of Cédric Bruguière. “You’ll see, everyone will stop calling you, it’s going to be very difficult…“, predicted many observers. Except that that “was the opposite” for Marlene Schiappa. “I received a lot of messages from people who thanked me, especially for all the work I had done for women, or for propose me beautiful projects…“, she rejoices. So it’s the beginning of a new life offered to Marlène Schiappa.
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