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Jordan Bardella and Marine Le Pen, during their greetings to the press, in Paris, January 15, 2024.

As a satisfied monarchist, Geneviève Salvisberg has nothing towards dynasties. But this historic member of the National Rally (RN), handed by means of Action Française in her youth, is able to make an exception with the household which has reigned over her get together for half a century. “Marine Le Pen is always very popular, but Jordan Bardella is simply extraordinary, handsome and so brilliantpraises the septuagenarian, deputy of the Aude deputy Julien Rancoule. He's smart enough to wait his turn. But why not launch it in 2027? »

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Let Jordan Bardella symbolize the previous National Front within the subsequent presidential election as an alternative of Marine Le Pen? Many members envisage it three years earlier than the king of nationwide political life. During the month of January, The world went to satisfy Lepénist activists in the course of the greeting ceremonies of sure deputies. When requested a few doable victory in 2027, a majority of them thought-about that the younger man would supply extra possibilities than the three-time candidate. In a celebration with legitimist reflexes, and whereas Marine Le Pen has introduced that she needs to symbolize the get together in three years, this background of Bardellist air within the activist base just isn’t insignificant.

The daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen stays unanimously praised for her resilience and the work of demonizing the get together. The proposed “ticket”, with Jordan Bardella offered as putative prime minister, appeals. But the activists don’t escape the dynamic which, for a number of months, has carried their younger president effectively past the ranks of the far-right motion. ” Beautiful “, “too loud on TV”, “he presents and expresses himself well”, “sense of distribution”.

The belongings brandished by Jordan Bardella's defenders relate nearly solely to his tv appearances and his picture ” smooth “. A profile “reassuring” to rally to their trigger voters nonetheless hesitant to take a radical vote. “For those who are nervous, it’s good… We will be in power one day, but never with a Le Pen”says Gérard Aubenas, Lepéniste voter since 1981 and retired within the Cavaillon area (Vaucluse).

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Bardellism exists even within the mining basin of Pas-de-Calais, the stronghold of Marine Le Pen. “Her speech, when she was president of the party, convinced me. But it was when Bardella arrived that I completely bought in”says Tatiana Focqueur, 27, who swapped her Les Républicains card for that of the RN. “Bardella is doing the work to remove this label of racism”, rejoices her husband, Sébastien, 47 years outdated. Who doesn't care about labels: he runs Black Shadow North, a motorbike membership related to Gremium MC, of ​​the previous chief of the Parisian neo-Nazi skinhead group, Serge Ayoub. Before working for the RN, he appeared with this center determine in 2021, as documented by the StreetPress info website.

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