US: Elisabeth borne bitter in the face of violent criticisms: "It is still hard"

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since her appointment last May as Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne has been the subject of strong criticisms that she has a hard time digesting.

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"I dedicate this appointment to all little girls. Nothing should stop the fight for the place of women in our society ”, confided Elisabeth Borne last May after her appointment in Matignon. Three months later, the tone is more acerbic when she draws a first assessment of her work as Prime Minister.

The former Minister of Labor acknowledges that she has a hard time digesting the avalanche of criticisms of which she is the subject. " is still hard ," she admitted to our colleagues from the World . " I didn't think about it every morning while making up. But some criticisms have been so caricatured (and sexist), as is the causes of my ability to assume the function, that it made me want to demonstrate that I was there. And that I don't walk on my feet like that (...) I may not match the robot portrait that some were waiting for. That's good, the situation is unprecedented , "she added.

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and the criticisms not only come from his political opponents. His former collaborators do not hesitate to point the finger at his way of working or his behavior with his teams. At the time of his appointment in Matignon, some explained to the point that Elisabeth Borne was nicknamed internally " Méchanta ". " When it does not work, she is able to kick everyone ," said a former minister last May.

She was also nicknamed "Madame Bornée " and " Madame Borne-Out " when she was Minister of Ecological Transition in 2019. "She works a lot and everyone must follow. It happens to send SMS at two in the morning to get a note at seven "," I drooled ... "," she exhausts her teams. There is a lot of turnover around her , "said former collaborators in 2019 in an article in the Parisian /today in France .

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