Legislative: Macronie and Nupes at odds – 06/07/2022 at 12:05


Jean-Luc Mélenchon campaigns for the Nupes candidates on June 4, 2022 in Villeurbanne (AFP / OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE)

The confrontation between the camp of Emmanuel Macron and that of Jean-Luc Mélenchon doubles in intensity five days before the first round of the parliamentary elections, sharpened by the first results of the constituencies of French living abroad.

If the presidential majority came first in eight of the 11 constituencies, it is closely followed by the left-wing coalition (Nupes).

Illustrating this dynamic, the pillar of macronia and outgoing deputy Roland Lescure has certainly gathered the most votes (35.88%) in the North American constituency, but with 22 points less than in 2017 he is being chased by the Melenchonist candidate Florence Roger (33.43%).

– “We have to win” –

On Monday, La République en Marche boss Stanislas Guerini called for an “even stronger” campaign against the first round.

“Now we must win. We must work together against the Mélenchonist cartel,” he insisted, for whom the Nupes, “it is submission to Jean-Luc Mélenchon” and “the disguised exit from Europe, the exit from NATO” and ” nuclear energy”.

In the beginning of a campaign hitherto deemed “limp”, Emmanuel Macron has to make several trips this week to “illustrate the priorities of the five-year term”, especially “youth” and “day-to-day safety” after health and education last week, his entourage told AFP.

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, candidate for the parliamentary elections, on May 28, 2022 in Aunay-sur-Odon, in Calvados (AFP / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER)

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, candidate for the parliamentary elections, on May 28, 2022 in Aunay-sur-Odon, in Calvados (AFP / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER)

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne will give a lengthy interview to France Bleu on Tuesday after a campaign weekend in her constituency of Calvados.

In addition to the good scores collected on Sunday by the left-wing coalition outside France (which qualified for the second round in ten of the eleven constituencies, compared to just five in 2017), an Ifop-Fiducial study published on Sunday shows a cold sweat from a majority, by putting Minister Clément Beaune in great trouble in Paris against his opponent Insoumise Caroline Mécary.

The Nupes also plans to respond at a press conference on Tuesday to criticism from the majority of the budgetary seriousness of its program at a press conference to present its economic proposals.

The strength of the LFI-EELV-PCF-PS alliance led one of Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s right-hand man, Manuel Bompard, to “believe strongly” in the possibility of a left-wing majority in the Assembly before Mr Mélenchon becomes “Premier Although Emmanuel Macron recalled that “no political party can impose a name on the president”.

“So good man, you are going to name him!” replied the head of state, the right arm of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, provoking the wrath of the government spokesman, Olivia Grégoire, for whom “the basic republican respect” had been “shamelessly violated “.

– “The sense of the ridiculous” –

Controversy also arose around Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who felt that “police kills” after the death of the passenger in a car that was the victim of police fire during a check in Paris – three police officers were taken into custody.

Questioned on France Inter on Tuesday morning, the Insoumis leader “obviously” maintained his views, rejecting being “anti-flicker” but saying “against a disproportionate use of force”.

Marine Le Pen, RN candidate for the parliamentary elections, June 5, 2022 in Hénin-Beaumont (AFP / Denis Charlet)

Marine Le Pen, RN candidate for the parliamentary elections, June 5, 2022 in Hénin-Beaumont (AFP / Denis Charlet)

“Jean-Luc Mélenchon is always on the side of criminals, criminals, he is never on the side of the police,” Marine Le Pen replied to FranceInfo.

If the RN candidate – in line with the polls – takes the victory of the presidential majority in the parliamentary elections for granted, she hopes to surprise Nupes with the title of first opponent in the future Assembly and calls for Emmanuel Macron to only “have a relative majority’, so that ‘he does not have full powers’.

“Unlike Jean-Luc Mélenchon”, who plans to win and become prime minister, “I have a sense of the ridiculous”, Ms Le Pen attacked again for whom the Insoumis has “zero chance” of getting a majority of the delegates.

The far-right candidate is in the Loiret to support RN candidate Thomas Ménagé, in a position to beat former Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer.

Troubled by opinion polls, the right accused Emmanuel Macron of “numbing the campaign as he had numbed the presidential campaign”, voiced by one of his tenors, Bruno Retailleau.

The boss of LR senators also warned on France 2 that his party “would not give voting instructions” in the event of a runoff between LREM and RN.

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