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HASith or with out Emmanuel Macron? This is the query that torments the Macronist candidates for the legislative elections of June 30 and July 7. With lower than three weeks till the election, and regardless of the hangover nonetheless current after the shock of the dissolution, most are already again of their constituencies for a blitzkrieg marketing campaign. In the midst of preparations for his or her career of religion, program and even leaflets and posters, the ex-MPs are nonetheless watching, attentively, for the phrases and deeds of Emmanuel Macron.

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Frightened by a sanction vote towards them, following the European fiasco, a lot of them throughout the Renaissance troops are hoping for the minimal doable involvement of the Head of State. Has the “Macron” model turn out to be so repulsive? “In my constituency, Macron is not the most promising personality”, nuance upfront a candidate not but nominated by the chief workplace of the Renaissance social gathering.

Macron bashing can have an effect on many individualsCéline Calvez, former Renaissance MP

“Given his level of popularity, nothing justifies him taking too important a place in the campaign,” assesses political scientist and director of Cevipof Martial Foucault. In three weeks, it’s illusory to assume that Macron can rebuild political capital, sympathy, and empathy. » A posture that a number of advisors and strategists on the Élysée appear to have issue getting the Head of State to undertake, once more at a press convention this Wednesday, in entrance of greater than 160 journalists…

Motivated by the concept of ​​going again into the marketing campaign and particularly by the concept of ​​successful, many of the Renaissance deputies have already made up their minds: the President of the Republic will probably be excluded from their communication. And this even goes right down to their leaflets. “During the European campaign, we were able to experience quite knee-jerk reactions when Emmanuel Macron was on a leaflet,” testifies to Point Céline Calvez, former deputy of the 5e constituency of Hauts-de-Seine, which, as in 2022, will marketing campaign with none point out of the pinnacle of state.

” THE Macron bashing can affect a lot of people”, regrets this early walker, elected deputy in 2017. In reality, the heavyweights of the bulk, from François Bayrou to Édouard Philippe, all strongly inspired the tenant of the Élysée to turn out to be extra discreet.

The easy reality of getting Attal on my poster would reassure meA Renaissance candidate who hesitates to return to the marketing campaign

A double-edged technique, nevertheless, warns Martial Foucault: “The deputies who have a strong local presence can do without the presence of Emmanuel Macron but for those who have not made the bet for two and a half years to spend time in a constituency, the risk is of being invisible on the ground. »

A popularity at the height of Michel Rocard in 1988

But then, in the center, who will take the torch of the campaign? Gabriel Attal? A name that finds more sympathy in the ears of Renaissance deputies. “The simple fact of having Attal on my poster would reassure me,” confides a candidate still hesitant about going into the campaign. “Without a doubt, many of us think that the Prime Minister should be on all the leaflets,” assures the same person. A thesis that Martial Foucault also supports.

“He arouses less rejection and not simply because of his youth but simply because he has not made a mistake,” explains the political scientist, shocked to notice to what extent, since Michel Rocard in 1988, no Prime Minister had remained as widespread as Gabriel Attal after six months at Matignon. “Unlike the head of state, we do not blame him for elements linked to his personality. »

Nothing to reassure Clément Beaune. Aware of the risk posed by the label “Macron” or “Renaissance” for a re-election, the previous Minister of Europe after which of Transport determined to go even additional. Candidate for re-election, he is without doubt one of the first to have made a whole break along with his partisan affiliation.

“I am engaging in this campaign freely. With my ideas and my lifelong commitments, social, democratic, European. True to my values,” he introduced on X (previously Twitter) on Monday. A approach for the previous advisor to the Head of State to extricate himself from a possible sanction vote in his constituency, the 7e of Paris, received in 2022 with solely 50.7% of the votes. A dangerous wager that not all Macronists will certainly dare to take…