Emmanuel Macron in favor of entry into the Pantheon by Robert Badinter

Emmanuel Macron’s entourage told France Inter on Tuesday that the President of the Republic is in favor of Robert Badinter’s entry into the Pantheon.


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Entrance to the Pantheon, Paris, April 2023. (FIRAS ABDULLAH / ANADOLU AGENCY)

The Élysée presented to the family of Robert Badinter the different modalities for entry into the Pantheon of the former Minister of Justice, who died on February 9, France Inter learned from Emmanuel Macron’s entourage, Tuesday 13 FEBRUARY. “It is, as always, a choice that belongs to the family and only to the family”, said this source. No deadline was mentioned.

An advisor from the Élysée presented the three ways for a personality to inscribe their name in the Pantheon: a plaque as for Aimée Césaire in 2011, a cenotaph (a coffin not containing the body) as for Joséphine Baker in 2021 or a burial, such as Simone Veil and her husband in 2018 or next week Missak and Melinée Manouchian. “Robert Badinter was not against the idea of ​​entry into the Pantheon”declared the family of the former Minister of Justice to this advisor.

The remains of Robert Badinter must be buried this week, in privacy, at the Bagneux cemetery. During his lifetime, the former minister of François Mitterrand refused any decoration, whether the National Order of Merit or the Legion of Honor. “His family insists on great sobriety”, added an advisor. Emmanuel Macron will speak on Wednesday February 14 with Élisabeth Badinter, her children and grandchildren following the national tribute to the Ministry of Justice.

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