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Raphaël Glucksmann, lead candidate of the Socialist Party and Place Publique in the European elections, in Paris, May 23, 2024.

On April 26, the day began badly for Raphaël Glucksmann. The identical morning, throughout her interview with Apolline de Malherbe on BFM-TV, the pinnacle of the listing within the European elections for Place publique and the Socialist Party (PS) supported the administration of Sciences Po, contemplating that she had “the right to decide to evacuate” the campus blocked by pro-Palestinian college students. In the van that takes him to Printemps de Bourges, the previous scholar of rue Saint-Guillaume discovers the extent of the blunder: absorbed by the marketing campaign, he had not seen that the police had moved to the motion. The photographs of helmeted and armed CRS taking younger individuals out of college are taking part in endlessly on the information channels.

In a couple of hours, his exit took on the looks of a political error: the primary secretary of the PS, Olivier Faure, contradicted him, asserting on the social community that we “do not send the CRS to dislodge peaceful students”. La France insoumise (LFI) is having fun with it. “Difficult to follow”, sneers Essonne MP Antoine Léaument. Sitting within the again seat of the van, her crew scratches their heads. Should we appropriate the scenario? The determination was made to do nothing and let the controversy die down by itself. The essayist backpedals on May 7 on Europe 1, believing that it isn’t mandatory “expelling students because they are demonstrating”.

For months, Raphaël Glucksmann has been going through assaults from LFI, which by no means misses a chance to assault him. They are added to these of the acute proper and the presidential camp. Three weeks earlier than the election, this tall, youthful physique continues to play the position of disruptor, widening the hole with the remainder of the left and threatening to dethrone his rival from Renaissance, Valérie Hayer. “The campaign is more violent than in 2019, but, paradoxically, I am experiencing it much better”, analyzes the particular person involved. Aware that that 12 months, it was additionally the oral which had failed, Raphaël Glucksmann referred to as on a childhood good friend to help him. We see this theater director strolling his discreet determine on his many journeys.

Being “part of the front” towards Marine Le Pen

The candidate attracted sturdy help, former Prime Minister Lionel Jospin, who had already voted for him in 2019. Wednesday May 22, the 2 males walked the streets of 18e district, distributing leaflets to onlookers, in entrance of a horde of cameras. The man of the “plural left” praised his “clear cape” on Europe, and welcomed the truth that it “opens up hope” For “a democratic left”who wants “to renew oneself” face “at the extremes”.

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