François Fillon had on the legislation to establish its place in the new balance of power imposed by Nicolas Sarkozy: victory in the mixed blessing of the second round is the not allowed. Two weeks after the vote, tomorrow there time or never to print its mark, with the traditional Declaration of general policy of the Prime Minister before the national representation. Particularly difficult exercise for a head of Government who chose applauded without reserve to the presidentialization of the regime, but which today is the first to bear the costs.
Since the presidential election, all are spotlight on Nicolas Sarkozy, conviction by temperament, intervening in all areas and at all levels, from transition of the negotiation of the simplified treaty to the consultation on the University, a funeral of a constable to the internal organization of the UMP. This "hyperprésidence", François Fillon has always defended, convinced that it is a head of State "who undertakes" that the French are now waiting and drawing the function of Prime Minister as a "super cabinet Director".
There lies the contradiction of the Prime Minister: He theorizes his dependence on the President "the President is the maestro who invents the partition, the Prime Minister that the Orchestra", said spokesman Laurent Wauquiez nicely, but must also do lie those that phenomenon on his disappearance. François Fillon is the need to put an end to the "hypocrisy" that wanted that previously all passes by the Elysee without this knowledge. But it is not necessarily want to expose its interlocutors the impasse on Matignon, as this is largely the case today. These last two weeks, he clearly sought its place: the student organizations that have been received at the Elysée found particularly indented.
A method for success
In reality, it is any function which is to reinvent: Matignon "officiate machine", according to the expression of Jean-Pierre Raffarin, no longer exists such what because all arbitrations are in the Elysee Palace. Result, François Fillon seems to want to make a machine to carry out reforms in their term. Anxious to exist everything remaining in the footsteps of the President, he wants tomorrow take a motivational speech, very ranging reforms. Taxation, social, reform of the State, University, institutions..., he intends to decline any of the presidential programme, bringing on each point instructions for use, a method to succeed. It should particularly take the issue of control public spending State and social security, and plead for a "sustainable growth", which is based on "finances" and passes through structural reforms.
Nicolas Sarkozy the popular ads, to François Fillon the more thankless task of ensuring that the France remains in budgetary nails The Prime Minister has already exercised this role in the presidential campaign, over ten years the four sampling points decline announced by the candidate. The combat is essential if the France is to be credible when it will take the EU Presidency in 2008. And it sticks perfectly with the image of seriousness and work which it divests not: because it is, believe, the only real weapon against skeptics.