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Use of consulting firms: the government holds a press conference at 7 pm

A few days before the presidential elections, the majority tries to clarify the controversy over the use of consulting firms, in particular McKinsey & Company, which the opponents of the presidential candidate present as a symbol of collusion with the business community. To try to quell the controversy, the Government sends two ministers to the front, Olivier Dussopt (budget) and Amélie de Montchalin (transformation and public service) for a press conference this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. from Bercy. “It’s about giving all the elements, answering the questions”said Gabriel Attal, a government spokesman.

Time is running out, because ten days before the first round, all of Macron’s opponents, from Jean-Luc Mélenchon to Marine Le Pen, have taken up the case. “Emmanuel Macron and his friends are trying to sweep ‘McKinseygate’, a real estate scandal, under the rug”attacks Jordan Bardella (National Rally), while Eric Zemmour accuses Emmanuel Macron “have returned the elevator” because “McKinsey people worked for his election campaign” in 2017.

Environmentalist Yannick Jadot promises him that, if elected, he would be “the end of unbearable arrogance” consulting firms that “With hundreds of millions of euros a year, they have thought, by order of the government, about the abolition of hospital beds, the reduction of APL and other brutal reforms”.

The outgoing president has already justified himself twice, without managing to close the debate. ” We have the impression that there are tricks, it is not true. If there is evidence of tampering, let it go to criminal court.”launched Sunday on France 3. “A lot of nonsense has been said in the last few days. When you want to go very fast and very hard on a policy, sometimes you have to go to out-of-state service providers.”, pleaded again in Dijon on Monday. And to add: “I am not going to justify each contract, you have to ask the minister who signed it. »

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