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Candidate panels for the European elections in Ajaccio, May 31, 2024.

He remained silent the night of the primary spherical. Elected since 2015, the president of the Corsican govt, Gilles Simeoni, reserves his feedback, leaving his occasion, Femu a Corsica, to situation a press launch. The two pages of the Simeonist occasion, transmitted to the media, don’t discover a phrase to talk out in opposition to the rise of the acute proper, in an island the place the cumulative lists of the candidate of the National Rally (RN), Jordan Bardella (40, 8%), and the candidate of Reconquête!, Marion Maréchal (8.4%), gathered half of the votes on the finish of a poll which mobilized 4 voters out of ten.

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This rating nonetheless exceeds by 12 factors that which the far-right occasion had achieved on the island in 2019 and brings for the primary time to the European Parliament a Corsican lady, the elected RN Nathaly Antona, who’s already exhibiting off her pastime horses , “cost of living, water, transport”. In dire straits, the occasion of the territorial majority intends to work for the sacred union of nationalists, through the early legislative elections of June 30 and July 7, and to avoid wasting no matter it prices the method with Place Beauvau with a view to the autonomy of the island, as we speak “suspended, even threatened”.

The RN was largely absent from this political course of, heard right here and there, however left on the door of the strategic committee which introduced collectively round twenty personalities conversing with the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, on institutional or financial topics. “We are for decentralization, not for autonomy”reframes François Filoni, regional delegate and member of the nationwide workplace of the RN, who poses in “alternation force in the Corsican Assembly” and for whom “this vote is also the fruit of the crumbling of the regional majority”.

“We are no longer demonized”

This Ajaccian, who traveled the political spectrum of the Communist Party, passing via Chevènementism, to the appropriate of the previous mayor of Ajaccio Laurent Marcangeli, wouldn’t have “never joined the FN [Front national] by Jean-Marie Le Pen ». The former leader of the FN was unable to land in Bastia, then was unable to hold a meeting in Ajaccio on February 28, 1992, vilified by Corsican nationalists. “But with Marine [Le Pen]it's differentargues Mr. Filoni. She has ideas for Corsica, we are not Jacobins, and then, we are on the ground, us. » The Corsican RN claims to have surveyed, during the campaign, 280 of the 360 ​​island communes, some suffering from a feeling of “declassification”.

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