A government spokesman Gabriel Attal has confirmed during the report of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, April 14 that there will be a “time of mourning”.
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“Obviously there will be a time of tribute and mourning for the Nation”, promised the government spokesman, specifying that President Emmanuel Macron has “already had the opportunity to talk about it in the Councils of Ministers.”
Gabriel Attal, however, remained evasive on the form that this tribute could take, as well as on the date on which it would intervene.
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The question of a presidential intervention on the occasion of the crossing of this tragic threshold is not necessarily unanimous within the majority. For the President of the National Assembly, Richard Ferrand, the time has not yet come.
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“At this stage, there is no national commemoration that is necessary,” he said on RTL on Tuesday. According to Liberation, the way in which the head of state will mark the event has not yet been decided.
It could range from a simple publication on social networks to a trip on this theme. However, no speech is planned at this stage.