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Prime Minister Gabriel Attal denounced on Monday the chance of “economic catastrophe” which he mentioned would weigh on France within the occasion of a victory for the “extremes” within the legislative elections. In the night, representatives of the varied left-wing actions known as for “unity” throughout a primary assembly.

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Gabriel Attal launched the presidential camp's official marketing campaign for the legislative elections on Monday, June 17, warning of the chance of “economic catastrophe” which he believes would weigh within the occasion of victory for the “extremes”, whereas the left appeared united throughout a primary assembly within the Paris area.

Olivier Faure, Clémentine Autain, Marine Tondelier, François Ruffin… 13 days earlier than the primary spherical, a number of tenors of the New Popular Front known as for “unity” of the left, from Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis).

Slightly progressing within the polls with 28% of voting intentions in accordance with a survey on Monday, the left is attempting to beat its inside dissensions, born from the selection of La France insoumise to not reinvest a number of leavers deemed rebellious, together with Alexis Corbière exactly in Montreuil. The latter, like different excluded figures, maintained his candidacy by denouncing a “purge” of the equipment led by the trustworthy of Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

Other circumstances have sparked sturdy criticism inside the New Popular Front, resembling that of antifa activist Raphaël Arnault, listed as S in accordance with a supply near the matter however nonetheless invested by LFI in Vaucluse.

Marine Tondelier (Les Ecologistes) and Mathilde Panot (LFI) during a demonstration against the far right in Paris, June 15, 2024
Marine Tondelier (Les Ecologistes) and Mathilde Panot (LFI) throughout an illustration in opposition to the far proper in Paris, June 15, 2024 © Sameer Al-Doumy / AFP/Archives

“We are going to fight”

Campaign chief of the bulk, Prime Minister Gabriel Attal additionally launched the week within the Paris area, in help of outgoing MP Mathieu Lefèvre and minister-candidate Franck Riester.

Gabriel Attal notably relied on the warning from Afep, which brings collectively the 117 largest French corporations and warned on Monday of a “major risk” of a “sustainable decline” within the French and European financial system.

Faced with this risk of “economic catastrophe”, the outgoing majority will current its candidates beneath the banner “Together for the Republic” nearly all over the place. But in additional than sixty constituencies, the Macronist camp “has chosen not to send candidates to guarantee blocking the extremes”, he added.

For instance, the outgoing LR deputy Francis Dubois in Corrèze, dealing with ex-president François Hollande again beneath the label of the New Popular Front.

Free subject

Other opponents of yesterday even have free rein, resembling LR Michèle Tabarot and Philippe Juvin or members of the centrist Liot group within the National Assembly Bertrand Pancher and Charles de Courson. No Macronist competitor both in opposition to Jérôme Guedj, who’s representing himself in Essonne with the help of the Socialist Party however in opposition to a rival from Générations supported by LFI.

The presidential camp, credited with lower than 20% of voting intentions two weeks earlier than the election, is working onerous to defend the document of President Emmanuel Macron regionally. In Perreux-sur-Marne, Gabriel Attal additionally seen this throughout an trade with a sympathizer. “You are good, but you will have to tell the president to shut his mouth,” one man informed him. “There, it’s a legislative election! We’re voting for the Prime Minister,” replied the top of presidency.

The RN had 33% voting intentions in an Ifop ballot on Monday and labored to reassure voters. “There is no reason to be afraid” if he involves energy, assured his vice-president Sébastien Chenu on France Inter.

Marine Le Pen (C), alongside Steeve Briois (D), RN mayor of Hénin-Beaumont, on a campaign trip to Hénin-Beaumont, in Pas-de-Calais, June 14, 2024
Marine Le Pen (C), alongside Steeve Briois (D), RN mayor of Hénin-Beaumont, on a marketing campaign journey to Hénin-Beaumont, in Pas-de-Calais, June 14, 2024 © Denis Charlet / AFP

Investigation concentrating on Ciotti

The chief Jordan Bardella, promised to Matignon at solely 28 years previous, detailed his program in an interview with Le Parisien, promising specifically the repeal of the pension reform “from the fall”, and even the discount of the VAT on power and gas from this summer season within the occasion of victory. But for this he’ll want “an absolute majority” within the Assembly, he admitted.

Marine Le Pen made it identified that she wouldn’t ask for Emmanuel Macron's resignation if profitable, ruling out the specter of an institutional disaster.

It continues to be troublesome to measure the influence that the alliance can have with Éric Ciotti, who claims 62 candidates “from the gathering of the rights” supported by the RN and promised within the night that there “will be others” between the 2 rounds. But the “historic” department of the anti-Ciotti LR for its half introduced that it had invested “nearly 400 candidates”, together with one within the Alpes-Maritimes dealing with their disavowed president.

The president of the Republicans (LR) Eric Ciotti speaks to the media leaving the party headquarters, June 13, 2024 in Paris
The president of the Republicans (LR) Eric Ciotti speaks to the media leaving the occasion headquarters, June 13, 2024 in Paris © STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP

At the identical time, the Nice prosecutor's workplace confirmed that it had opened a preliminary investigation on the finish of May for “misappropriation of public funds” following a report concentrating on a number of individuals together with Éric Ciotti, who denounced “obvious political manipulation”.

An indication of the curiosity on this historic election, greater than 400,000 proxies have been made since June 10, or six and a half instances greater than in the course of the 2022 legislative elections over the identical interval.

With AFP