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He refused Macron’s appointment of President Adeem to parliament, in a historic precedent

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We learn from a parliamentary source that the appointment of the LR Mayor of Charleville-Mézières (Ardennes), Boris Ravignon, to head Ademe, the Environmental Transition Agency, was challenged on Wednesday 12 April by Parliament, an unprecedented refusal largely caused by it. The desire to combine several functions.

More than three-fifths of the elected officials voted against the quota required by the constitution to oppose the appointment proposed by the President of the Republic, after Boris Ravignon’s hearing in the committee on Wednesday morning.

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This is the first time that a candidate proposed by the Elysee has been challenged, in Ademe or elsewhere, since this procedure introduced in 2008 in Article 13 of the Constitution, notes the parliamentary source.

3/5 of the dissenting votes

In detail, 57 representatives and senators voted against it, and 32 in favor.

Ademe participates in the implementation of public policies in the fields of climate and energy, and advises companies and institutions on environmental transformations.

The appointment of Boris Ravignon, for a temporary period after the resignation of Arnaud Leroy from the presidency of Adem, was ratified for the first time on December 14 by parliamentarians, despite a majority of dissenting votes, but without reaching 3/5. .

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He scolds about job combination

But after the renewal of Ademe’s board of directors on 14 February and the formal end of Arnaud Leroy’s mandate, he had to be reconfirmed by parliamentarians to renew Boris Ravignon’s mandate.

In the morning debates, deputies and senators particularly criticized Boris Ravignon for refusing to resign his term as mayor after his first appointment to Ademe.

Boris Ravignon quarreled with him on Wednesday morning “Keep in touch with the field” To better perform its task, emphasizing that this was it “legal” And it was “it already happened in the past”.

An ally of Emmanuel Macron

In April 2022, the mayor of Charleville-Mézières gave his support to Emmanuel Macron against the candidate LR Valérie Pécresse for the presidential elections.

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The two men, both anarchists of the same generation (Boris Ravignon is 47 and Emmanuel Macron 44), worked together at the Inspectorate General of Finance in Bercy in 2004-2005, before Boris Ravignon joined forces with Nicolas Sarkozy, then Minister of the Interior and running for office in the 2007 presidential election. .

In 2008, Boris Ravignon joined the Cabinet of the President responsible for sustainable development, transport and regional planning and participated in the Grenelle de l’Environnement. He has been mayor of Charleville-Mézières since 2014.

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