In the desires of Jordan Bardella, the shadow of the “GUD connection” | EUROtoday

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During the greetings to the press by Jordan Bardella (National Rally), in Paris, January 15, 2024.

For nearly a yr, the National Rally (RN) has been working to distance itself from an embarrassing fellow traveler of the occasion named Frédéric Chatillon, a determine within the revolutionary nationalist neighborhood – a neofascist present desirous to struggle imperialism particularly. “American-Zionist”. Alas: the pillar of the “GUD Connexion” (for Groupe Union Défense, a far-right scholar group identified for its radicalism and its violence), which accompanied the political rise of Marine Le Pen and Jordan Bardella, sticks to the ties of the Lepenist occasion just like the sticking plaster to Captain Haddock.

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Monday January 15, his title was invited to the desires of the president of the occasion, Jordan Bardella, after a revelation from the newspaper Release : counting on inner occasion emails, the day by day reveals the direct involvement of Frédéric Chatillon within the group of the marketing campaign for the 2021 regional elections, “as coordinator of the printing of party campaign materials”. That is, 4 years after the occasion allegedly reduce ties with him, and fewer than a yr after his conviction at first occasion (confirmed on enchantment in 2023) within the so-called National Front (FN) “campaign kits” affair. ).

During Mr. Bardella’s press convention, the point out of his title fairly irritated Marine Le Pen. She who’s eager to publicly distance herself from this fifty-year-old exiled in Rome, a fan of nods to Nazi folklore, near patented anti-Semites resembling Dieudonné, and whose final and very uncommon media outing, final May, took the type of help for the annual neofascist parade within the streets of Paris, which takes place each May 6.

Confirmed participation within the 2021 marketing campaign

According to an government from the final presidential marketing campaign of the RN, interviewed by The world and wishing to stay nameless for concern of reprisals, Mr. Chatillon continued in 2022 to be the middleman between the occasion and its printer, notably supervising the provision of paper. The candidate Marine Le Pen was, based on this supply, the direct interlocutor of Mr. Chatillon on the most unsure instances: notably when the RN was threatened with a reprint of its career of religion for the second spherical, resulting from ” reserves ” issued by the National Commission for the Control of the Electoral Campaign.

Marine Le Pen, during Jordan Bardella's (National Rally) greetings to the press, in Paris, January 15, 2024.

On Monday, Jordan Bardella denied any involvement of Frédéric Chatillon within the presidential and legislative campaigns of 2022. However, he confirmed the knowledge from Release on his participation within the 2021 regional marketing campaign, specifying that Mr. Chatillon was paid by the RN’s printer, the corporate Imprimatur, and never by the occasion.

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