L ‘The confrontation between Emmanuel Macron’s camp and Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s camp doubled five days before the first round of parliamentary elections, sharpening the first results of French constituencies living abroad.
If the presidential majority came first in eight of the eleven constituencies, it is closely followed by the left-wing coalition (Nupes).
Illustration of this dynamic, the macronomy pillar and outgoing MP Roland Lescure certainly won the most votes (35.88%) in the North American constituency, but with 22 points less than in 2017, he is chased by Melenchonist candidate Florence Roger. (33.43%).
“We have to win”
The head of La République en Marche, Stanislas Guerini, on Monday called for an “even stronger” campaign in the first round.
“Now we have to win. We have to unite against the Mélenchonist cartel,” he insisted, for whom Nupes “is subordinate to Jean-Luc Mélenchon” and “hidden exit from Europe, departure from NATO” and “nuclear energy”.
As part of a domestic campaign that has hitherto been considered “slow,” Emmanuel Macron has had several journeys this week to “illustrate the priorities of a five-year term,” especially “youth” and “daily safety” after health and education last week. , his entourage told AFP.
Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne is due to give France Bleu a long interview on Tuesday after a weekend summons in the Calvados constituency.
In addition to the good results of the left-wing coalition outside France on Sunday (which qualified for the second round in ten of the eleven constituencies, compared to barely five in 2017), the Ifop-Fiducial study published on Sunday gives a cold sweat. most by putting Minister Clément Beaun in Paris in great difficulty against his opponent Insoumise Caroline Mécary.
Nupes also intends to respond on Tuesday to a majority criticism about the budgetary importance of its program during a press conference to present its economic proposals.
The onslaught of the LFI-EELV-PCF-PS alliance led one of Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s right men, Manuel Bompard, to “firmly believe” in the possibility of a left-wing majority in the assembly that Mr. Mélenchon become “Prime Minister”, although Emmanuel Macron recalled that ” no political party can impose a name on the president. “
“Such a good man, you name him!” Replied the right-hand man, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, to the head of state, angering government spokeswoman Olivia Grégoire, to whom “basic Republican respect” was “shamelessly”. despised ‘.
The controversy also arose over Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who felt that the police were “killing” after the death of a passenger in a car who had been the victim of police fire during a check in Paris – three police officers had been taken into custody.
The leader Insoumis, who was questioned at France Inter on Tuesday morning, “apparently” remained in his positions, refused to be “antiflic”, but said “against the inappropriate use of violence”.
“Jean-Luc Mélenchon is always on the side of the rapists, the criminals, he is never on the side of the police,” Marine Le Pen told FranceInfo.
If candidate RN takes the victory of the presidential majority in the parliamentary elections as a matter of course – according to polls, she hopes to please Nupes as the first opponent in the next assembly and urges Emmanuel Macron to win only “and a relative majority”, so “he has no full power ‘.
“Unlike Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who intends to win and become prime minister,” I have a sense of ridiculousness “, she has once again joined Mrs Le Pen, for whom Insoumis have a” zero chance “of winning a majority of MEPs.
The far-right candidate is in the Loiret to support RN candidate Thomas Ménagé, who is able to win against former Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer.
In difficulty with opinion polls, the right accused Emmanuel Macron of “anesthetizing the campaign as he desensitized the presidential campaign,” the voice of one of his tenors, Bruno Retailleau.
The head of the LR senators for France 2 also warned that his party would not “give instructions to vote” in the second round between the LREM and the RN.
7. 6. 2022 11:54:34 – Paris (AFP) – © 2022 AFP