“On the left, the projections around the name of Raphaël Glucksmann are quite clear: get rid of Mélenchon” | EUROtoday

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Lhe character of the third man is at all times attention-grabbing in an election marketing campaign. He can rise very excessive within the polls then collapse (Jean-Pierre Chevènement in the course of the 2002 presidential marketing campaign), begin low and create a shock on election night time (Yannick Jadot in the course of the 2019 European election marketing campaign), finish by giving up or quite the opposite persevering within the hope of sooner or later successful the presidential pomp (François Bayrou).

The number of situations which are constructed across the title of Raphaël Glucksmann has the benefit of sustaining suspense, giving substance to hypotheses, and bringing a number of parallel tales to life. So it’s with the co-founder of Place publique, supported by the Socialist Party (PS), who turned the third man within the European election marketing campaign. No one is aware of what rating he’ll attain on Sunday June 9 or what place he’ll occupy among the many twenty opponents as soon as the French actually enter the marketing campaign, however with lower than two months earlier than the election it’s apparent that one thing is going on on the left.

Long caricatured as a “bobo germanopratin”, the son of André Glucksmann, who turned an MEP in 2019, acquired 13% of voting intentions within the Ipsos ballot.The Parisian-France Inter printed Sunday April 14. Apart from Jordan Bardella (National Rally, RN), who’s within the lead (32%), Raphaël Glucksmann is, up to now, one of many uncommon candidates to have the wind of their sails. This dynamic permits her to each cut back the hole with the Renaissance candidate, Valérie Hayer (16%), and to widen the space with the La France insoumise (LFI) listing, led by Manon Aubry (7%).

Macronist sirens

The guess to loosen the grip between Emmanuel Macron and Jean-Luc Mélenchon appeared completely inconceivable only a 12 months in the past. He is gaining credibility as we speak as a result of the facility of attraction of the 2 males has significantly eroded: the right-wing of the President of the Republic, which has not been denied for the reason that vote on the immigration invoice in December 2023, encourages the return residence of a sure variety of voters who’ve given in to the Macronist sirens.

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Simultaneously, the inconsistency of Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the course of the Quatennens affair on the finish of 2022 (the LFI deputy accused of home violence was convicted), his excesses in the course of the pension reform, his refusal to qualify Hamas as a terrorist group , his ode to peace whereas Ukraine lives below the specter of a Russian invasion have undermined the magisterium he exercised on the left. Since the breakup of the New Ecological and Social People's Union, the “rebellious” chief has turn into, within the eyes of a giant a part of his companions, “the man to be killed”, a lot in order that the Europeans have taken on the looks of of a presidential prematch.

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