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The day after the shock announcement of the dissolution of the French National Assembly, the left-wing events referred to as on Monday night “for the constitution of a new popular front” and indicated that they wished to “support single candidacies from the first round” of the legislative elections. Meanwhile, the National Rally, which got here first within the European elections, mentioned an alliance with Reconquête and “extended its hand” to the Republicans.

The day after the thunderclap of the dissolution introduced by Emmanuel Macron, the key maneuvers started on Monday June 10: the left referred to as for a “popular front” with joint candidacies in every constituency whereas the RN of Jordan Bardella, candidate for Matignon is looking for to broaden its base.

The head of state will enter the marketing campaign totally on Tuesday, holding a press convention within the afternoon.

The political class spent its day in conferences and different secret or extremely publicized conferences, after the historic victory of the far proper within the European elections on Sunday and the resounding dissolution of the National Assembly.

France is now plunged right into a zone of turbulence, unfolding “an extraordinarily uncertain scenario” within the phrases of Brice Teinturier, Deputy Managing Director of Ipsos.

Three weeks of blitzkrieg marketing campaign open earlier than the primary spherical of legislative elections on June 30 then the second on July 7, on the eve of the Paris Olympic Games (July 26 – August 11).

This is a chance for Emmanuel Macron as a result of the sanction vote has simply reached data. Led by Jordan Bardella, the National Rally record triumphed with some 31.37% of the votes, far forward of the Macronist candidate Valérie Hayer (14.60%) and the pinnacle of the PS record Raphaël Glucksmann (13.83%) .

Bardella courts the LR

Marine Le Pen reaffirmed that Jordan Bardella was destined to develop into Prime Minister within the occasion of her camp's victory on July 7. She recalled the sharing of roles throughout the RN: it's as much as her to run for president, it's as much as him to intention for Matignon.

RN leader Marine Le Pen (L) speaks to activists as party president Jordan Bardella listens after Emmanuel Macron announced the dissolution of the National Assembly, in Paris, June 9, 2024
RN chief Marine Le Pen (L) speaks to activists as celebration president Jordan Bardella listens after Emmanuel Macron introduced the dissolution of the National Assembly, in Paris, June 9, 2024 © JULIEN DE ROSA / AFP

The younger president of the celebration posed as a unifier on Monday by receiving Marion Maréchal on the RN headquarters beneath the attention of a swarm of cameras. Marion Maréchal, head of the Reconquest record freshly elected in Brussels (5.74%), expressed her “ardent wish” for an settlement with the RN with a view to the legislative elections, on the finish of an hour-long interview through which her aunt Marine Le Pen participated.

Above all, Jordan Bardella, recognizing that it was “difficult to win alone”, “reached out a hand” to the Republicans, claiming to have had “discussions” with a few of their executives. The RN is prepared to not current candidates towards LR “to bring people together”, added Marine Le Pen on TF1. A approach of sowing much more confusion amongst LRs greater than ever looking for a tenet, after a brand new boring rating on Sunday (7.25%).

On the left, the PS, EELV, the PCF and LFI referred to as on Monday night “for the constitution of a new popular front” and indicated that they wished to “support single candidates from the first round” of the legislative elections, in a press launch additionally signed by Public sq., or Generations.

France: top lists by municipality
France: prime lists by municipality © Nalini LEPETIT-CHELLA, Paz PIZARRO, Sabrina BLANCHARD / AFP

All these events, who had gathered firstly of the afternoon on the Parisian headquarters of the Ecologists earlier than leaving round 10:30 p.m., additionally referred to as to “join the processions” deliberate for this weekend on the name of the CFDT, the CGT, the UNSA, the FSU and Solidaires and to “demonstrate widely”.

Earlier, Raphaël Glucksmann had repeated his line of firmness towards the rebellious France of Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Above all, he proposed that within the occasion of a victory for the left, the identify of the previous normal secretary of the CFDT Laurent Berger can be proposed for the put up of Prime Minister – an concept which has not but been taken up by different left-wing events.

Fierce opponent of Emmanuel Macron's pension reform, Laurent Berger is “a figure of civil society who is capable of appeasement, who is the antithesis of the current president, who will not play with the institutions, who will reconcile the French “, argued Raphaël Glucksmann on France 2.

“Brutality” of political life

The socialists, who intend to push their benefit born from Raphaël Glucksmann's good rating forward of LFI (9.89%), had already participated in a primary assembly within the morning with EELV, the PCF, unions and members of civil society.

The head of the socialist record displayed his “rejection of the brutality of political life, insults, fake news, slander”, in a transparent allusion to the technique of conflictuality of the political debate chosen by the rebellious chief.

Since Sunday, the left has been in a rush to unite on all sides, whereas calls to this impact have flourished from unions, feminist associations and even the world of tradition.

This frontal opposition to the RN is inspired within the streets. Some 3,000 individuals, in accordance with the Paris police headquarters, gathered Monday night within the east of the capital on the name of youth organizations. According to a police supply, there have been 6,200 in Toulouse, 4,400 in Nantes, 4,000 in Rennes, 2,800 in Bordeaux and Lyon, 2,200 in Marseille, 1,800 in Grenoble and 950 in Strasbourg.

According to a really first Harris Interactive – Toluna ballot printed Monday, the RN would acquire 34% of voting intentions within the first spherical, in comparison with 22% for the left whether it is united and 19% for the Macronists.

With AFP