Last Cabinet, legislature, baccalaureate and journalist killed in Israel: information to remember this afternoon

Information not to miss

The government of Jean Castex meets for the last time in the Elysee Palace around Emmanuel Macron this Wednesday for the final Council of Ministers for a five-year term. This officially ends at midnight on Friday night for the latter to begin. However, the composition of the future government is still unknown. On Monday, in Berlin, Emmanuel Macron claimed he already knew who his future Prime Minister would be.

Meanwhile, candidates keep falling. With the majority gathered for a “training” day at Aubervilliers on Tuesday, the presidential majority should announce a new wave of candidates in the coming hours. “If you want to make a loaded campaign, you got it all wrong. The exact opposite. It will be the toughest campaign,” Emmanuel Macron warned the candidates.

La France insoumise, for its part, has published a list of the 324 first candidates deposited for the legislative election within the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes), and out of curiosity, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who should say whether Bouches-du-Rhône is back on his feet soon. . In the 14th arrondissement of the Rhône, journalist Taha Bouhafs, who threw in the towel on Tuesday, was finally replaced by Idir Boumertit, communist deputy mayor of Vénissieux Michèle Picard.

On Tuesday night’s TF1, Marine Le Pen seemed to think Emmanuel Macron would win a majority in the June 12 and 19 legislative elections. And the “main question” is “which opposition” will confront the head of state. The French “have already picked a bit, putting me in the second round”, he argued. And they “don’t want this opposition” from Nupes. “It could turn the National Assembly into a ZAD,” warned Jean-Luc Mélenchon on RTL this Wednesday, “defenders of the black blocs, burkini defenders in the swimming pool, those who want to disarm the police, open prisons”.

what else to remember

  • Beginning of baccalaureate exams. Baccalaureate specialization tests begin this Wednesday for approximately 520,000 candidates. Terminale students from general and technological high schools will examine these tests, each of which is assigned a coefficient of 16, starting at 14:00. These tests represent one-third of the baccalaureate results calculated out of 100 points. Covid-19 had disrupted the organization of this new Bac, born of the Blanquer reform, in the last two years.
  • A journalist killed by the Israeli army. Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, one of the most famous of the Al Jazeera television channel, was killed by Israeli fire while watching the gunfight in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday morning. Another journalist injured in these clashes, Ali al-Samoudi, accused the Israeli army of opening fire on journalists. “We were about to cover up the army operation when they opened fire on us… A bullet hit me. The second bullet hit Shireen,” he said as he left the hospital.
  • rest in Ukraine. The Russian knot is being loosened in Kharkiv, the second city in eastern Ukraine that has been bombarded since the end of February. “Our armed forces have given us all good news from the Kharkov region. The occupiers are gradually being pushed back from Kharkiv,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video. US intelligence said Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to “extend” the conflict into Transnistria, a region of Moldova that was separated in 1990.
  • The new Champs-Elysées are presented. It is a huge construction site waiting for “the most beautiful boulevard in the world”. A 40 million Euro project that was presented on Wednesday and should get people talking… If the governor’s office approves, the number of traffic lanes will be reduced from 12 to 8. Other than that there is no revolution, more polished: the sidewalks will be rebuilt, the gardens will be more open, and a hundred new trees will be planted there. Work should start this summer and finish at the dawn of the 2024 Olympic Games, after which a larger project will be dreamed up, we promise.
  • Rising tensions in Sri Lanka. The violence that erupted on Monday left eight dead and more than 225 injured in Sri Lanka, according to police, who had to strengthen the security of several judges who were targeted. Police have been ordered to attack and fire real ammunition to prevent “anarchy” in the country, one of the officials said on Wednesday. The country is facing its worst economic crisis since its independence in 1948.

it concerns you

This is good news for paper taxpayers. Due to the delay in sending the pre-filled forms, the tax administration has decided to postpone the deadline from 19 May to 31 May. The schedule for filing statements online has not changed. The deadline depends on your department of residence. If you live in departments 1 to 19 or abroad, you have until May 24. You have one more week until 20 – 54, 31 May and 55 – 976, 8 June.