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The right of the President, who has no role in defining the legal text, the Secretary General of the Elysee is one of the most important functions of the Republic of Vere. On the occasion of the announcement of the new government, the presentation of a mysterious work that is essential to its state of affairs.

For a large part of the French, it is the function of Austria that will be honored by the names of the ministers on the platform of the Elysée lors de l’annonce d’ouneau gouvernement. The ritual is always confusing in the spirit of the great public: the secret secretary general is one of the most interesting in the chef, the superfineering charge of obscure administrative matters.

In reality, “SG” is not the second most important person of the Elysee, after the head of the State. Homme de l’ombre, indispensable rouage de la machine elyséenne, il est l’invisible bras droit du president, celui qui qui “voit tout, entend tout, mais ne dit rien”, selon la formula formulaé au géneral de Gaulle.

“He is the person who passes through the queue who is the president of the Republic, a virgin in the chapel”, explica Emery Dalize, author of “Invisible from the Elysee” (ed. Presses de la Cité). This is what you said and the information was repaired or passed to the president ».

The “PR” control tour, the General Secretary’s office as a “president”, multiplies the efficiency of the Chief of Staff for freeing the pace of time in an extracharged agenda. VeriTable DRH aya Gouvernement, il recrute le Meilleurs Applicants held le pled aves Mathignon Gir le dossier de loves, prepare l Conseil de ministres, FILTRE l’accès a.a. bureau présidentiel, ignited l interview de membres de l’executif to tear certains arbitration, transmet les ordres aux ministres et les recadre si besoin.

>> À voir: dans les coulisses du Palais de l’Élysée

An intimate duck

Parmi le conseillers aya président, cette toute-puissance suscite parfois de blinds et desi tension, comme en témoignent l critique acerbes relayées dans un article yi magazine le monde, confirmant la holding de l’actuel titulaire her poste, l très discrete , qualifié de “castrateur en cook” nominal ip familier Pal.

“Alexis Kohler, this is the second cerveau of Emmanuel Macron, who believes that the president is not in control of the fault of the route,” analyzes Emery Dalíge. “The ministers commented on parfes with ideas plus my favorite ones. The General Secretary is the one who says ‘no’. The epiche les ministers of agir pour leur seule notoriete ».

Installed at the first floor of the Palais de l’Elysée, in the corner of the “salon vert” – the hall of the district where the President’s Office is located – this grand chambellan is the village, in the vicinity of the President’s family, directly Chief of Staff.

An ultra-sensitive post, the General Secretariat needs a powerful work. Premier arrivé le Matin, le “SG” est aussi celui qui éteint la lumière à l’Élysée. Highly graduated, the most important event, it is an element of knowledge of the function of the state of affairs.

>> À voir: la salle des fêtes de l’Élysée, a place of prestige high in color

Enfin, he is generally an ami and a fidel of the president: Jean-Pierre Jouet with Francois Hollande, Claude Gean with Nicolas Sarkozy, Alexis Kohler with Emanuel Macron … he is a person with laquelle le president pass le plus de temps. S’ils ne s’estiment pas et qu’il n’y a pas une intimité intellectuelle et factive entre les deux, cela ne peut pas marcher “, assures Emery Dalizhe.

A change in geometry variable

Aucun texte ne définit clairement le rôle du secrétaire général de l’Élysée, participant à son aura de mystère et nourrissant les fantasmes d’intrigues au sommet du pouvoir. In the absence of a regulatory framework, this is the President of the Republic of Russia, which defines its perimeter of action.

If General Gaulle had a total discretion in his secret secretaries, Nicolas Sarkozy had joined the counterattacks of the volunteer Claude Guéant on the television platforms defending the return of his son. The “vice-president” was given the last of the most secret secretaries of the Vis Republic, regulation of the act of court-circuiter by the Prime Minister of the Epoch, François Fillon.

Avant lui, Dominique de Villepin – with Jacques Chirac – was presented as the instigator of the dissolution of the National Assembly Assembly in 1997. Meditated, certain “SG” accredited to this post in 1982 and cellui à y be resté le plus longtemps – pendant neuf ans au service de François Mitterrand.

Quantity of the generous secretaries of François Hollande, ils sot plutôt restés dans l’ombre. In a portrait published in 2018 by the journal Liberation, Pierre-René Lemas explicitly spoke about the feuille of the route of the part of the ancient socialist president: “Ne pas être Guéant”. In summe, do not parasite the action of Matignon or the Minister of the Interior. “I am Mr. Nobody. Between us, this is not the most obvious thing, ”he said.

He is discreet or mediating, influential or retreating, this grand chambers of the president can be considered a general on a white political affair. Trois des anciens “SG” sont ainsi devenus Prime Minister Pierre Beregavoy, Dominique de Villepin and Edouard Baladyur. In such a secret that the Secretary General of the Elysée, last part of all the secrets of Georges Pompidou the Younger, just before his death in 1974.