throughout its final huge assembly, the bulk tries to remobilize its activists | EUROtoday

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The head of the list of the presidential majority for the Europeans, Valérie Hayer (center), surrounded in particular by the president of the MoDem, François Bayrou, the prime minister, Gabriel Attal, the former prime minister Elisabeth Borne and the president of the National Assembly, Yael Braun-Pivet, during her last meeting before the European elections, in Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis), June 1, 2024.

To the slogan “Need for Europe”, which adorned the platform of the primary assembly in Lille, on March 14, 2024, a brand new one was added for the final main public assembly of the Renaissance marketing campaign: “Nothing is decided . » Struggling in the polls eight days before the European elections, the presidential majority held its last big rally on Saturday 1er June. Without great hopes, despite the multitude of ministers present at the Docks d'Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis), whose sparse ranks call into question the very ambitious figure of 2,500 spectators announced by the organizers.

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In the bays, it is not time for celebration. “My mindset is that things are only getting worse.”, growls Thomas, 50 years previous, senior govt in a big firm. Thibault, 40 years previous, physician within the Grand Est, doesn’t perceive “why Valérie Hayer is so low in the polls”. “Purchasing energy maybe? Too many taxes? “, he asks himself. Same pessimism among this running mate who considered himself eligible at the time of his inauguration and now sees only one “intervention of the Holy Spirit” to send it to Brussels.

Today's train is not going to win a vote, we agree within the presidential camp. But it would maybe make it attainable to re-mobilize the activists who got here to attend the occasion, earlier than they unfold out to the markets and metro exits for the final week of the marketing campaign. “ This is the only thing that is effectivewants to believe a minister. Bilateral discussions, voter by voter. And that can only be caught on the ground. » “It is not in meetings that an electoral campaign is played out, François Bayrou explained to activists from the stage. It happens at the family table, it happens when a friend meets another friend. »

So, the figures of the majority take turns to give them elements of language that they hope to see them repeat on the weekend of June 9. The Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, continued his duel against the president of the National Rally (RN), Jordan Bardella, who “affirmed, eye to eye on France 2, that he did not even read the legal texts before voting on them”. He additionally attacked the pinnacle of the Republican (RN) checklist, François-Xavier Bellamy, “a man with ambiguous values ​​and obtuse speeches” and whose get together “ vote against the rest of their group [au parlement européen]incapable of influencing the slightest issue in Europe.”

“It’s by no means misplaced prematurely! »

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