The leader of the Insoumis, who called on the French to have him appointed head of government by giving a majority to the New Popular, Ecologist and Social Union (Nupes), is going to Caen to hold his last major meeting there before the first Sunday round.
He will be accompanied by the First Secretary of the PS Olivier Faure, whose party presents in the constituency of Caen-Est (the 2nd in the department) Arthur Delaporte, invested by the Nupes (LFI, EELV, PS, PCF and Generations), who will try to keep this socialist seat in the National Assembly.
But this meeting will above all give Jean-Luc Mélenchon the opportunity to support the young LFI candidate Noé Gauchard, 22, who is running in the 6th constituency of Calvados against Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, whose place in Matignon.
The head of government goes to a public meeting in Vire at the end of the afternoon, after having made strong remarks towards the leader of the Insoumis who had estimated that “the police kill”, in reference to the death of the passenger of a car victim of police fire during a check on Saturday in Paris.
“I find it very shocking the way (he) systematically attacks the police with totally outrageous remarks”, protested Elisabeth Borne.
After the first results for the constituencies of French people living abroad, whose results for the first round have already come out, the majority have chosen to speed up the campaign in the home stretch before the first round, especially since the polls predict that the absolute majority is not acquired.
President Emmanuel Macron has also planned a trip to the Seine-St-Denis department, which overwhelmingly supported Mr. Mélenchon during the first round of the presidential election. He must go to Clichy-sous-Bois on the theme of young people’s access to sports activities.
LR against Abad in Ain
For her part, Marine Le Pen is expected in the south, on lands that were favorable to her during the presidential election, where the candidates of the National Rally will try to transform the trial against the contenders of the Nupes and the presidential majority.
In the Pyrénées-Orientales, the RN candidate was ahead of Emmanuel Macron by nearly 13 points in the second round of the presidential election, with 56.33% of the vote. She then moves to Agde, in the neighboring department of Hérault, in a constituency where she had reached 60.14%.
On the right, the boss of the Republicans Christian Jacob goes to Oyonnax, to support Julien Martinez, 33, party candidate in the 5th district of Ain against outgoing Damien Abad, excluded from LR after joining the government by Elisabeth Borne.
The current Minister of Solidarity is playing his political future during this election. In the turmoil after accusations of rape, the only big take on the right of the macronie will have to resign from the government if he does not manage to keep his stronghold where he had won hands down in 2017 under the LR label.