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At the end of the meeting of Marine Le Pen and Jordan Bardella, in Perpignan, May 1, 2024.

A big renewal, a number of adjustments to regional elected officers, recruits from civil society and no political warfare: Jordan Bardella revealed, Thursday 1er May, his record for the European elections on June 9, the place polls predict an imposing delegation. Only seven outgoing MEPs from the National Rally (RN) appear assured to return to the European Parliament, on the finish of a very discreet mandate for the twenty-three elected in 2019. Among these renewed, Thierry Mariani, whose flattering 9e place underlines the extent to which his political expertise is value absolution from his positions near these of the Kremlin or the Azeri dictator Ilham Aliev.

Or one other “observer” of a Vladimir Putin referendum in 2021 (“A historic event for Russians”she judged), Virginie Joron (16e on the record). With it, the far proper sends a robust nod to conspiracy and vaccine-skeptical circles, whose suspicions it assiduously relayed throughout its mandate, changing into a controversial determine within the European Parliament.

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With probably round thirty elected officers, Jordan Bardella had one thing to please everybody. Some will nonetheless be disillusioned, like Jordan Bardella's first protector on the RN, Jean-Lin Lacapelle (not on the record), these near Marine Le Pen André Rougé and France Jamet, outgoing European deputies, respectively 31e and 30e record, or celebration spokesperson Andrea Kotarac (35e). Conversely, little-known names within the celebration are nearly sure to find the European Parliament: they have been chosen for his or her native presence, within the North, Saône-et-Loire, Gironde, Réunion or Guadeloupe .

The record additionally makes it doable to ensure beneficiant remuneration, web of taxes, to second-rank personalities of the celebration defeated within the legislative elections, or executives like Gilles Pennelle, normal director of the RN with a really radical background, and Julien Sanchez, who ought to subsequently go away the city corridor of Beaucaire conquered in 2014, as he introduced in a letter to his constituents.

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External personalities owe, nearly solely, their presence to Marine Le Pen. Jordan Bardella's mark on the record doesn't present up dramatically. Among his few shut pals, the younger president of the RN assured a superb place for Mathilde Androuët, outgoing MP, however his advisor Pierre-Romain Thionnet, president of the celebration's youth motion, solely seems in twenty third place. Gaëtan Dussausaye, one other of his collaborators, is within the center, in twenty ninth place.

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