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In Lyon, the previous normal secretary of Jean-Luc Mélenchon in opposition to the historic Macronist

The duel is head-on within the cradle of Macronie, dominated by the basilica of Fourvière. Former secretary normal of Jean-Luc Mélenchon's presidential marketing campaign in 2022, Anaïs Belaouassa-Cherifi (La France insoumise, LFI), 29, is invested by the New Popular Front within the 1D constituency of Lyon, to face Thomas Rudigoz (Renaissance), 53 years previous, outgoing deputy and unwavering Macronist.

In the earlier election, the previous mayor of 5e arrondissement gained by 1,400 votes within the second spherical, in opposition to the LFI candidate, Aurélie Gries. The latter didn’t admire studying by way of an inside Telegram loop that she was abruptly excluded from the candidacy, in favor of Jean-Luc Mélenchon's younger shut guard.

Purge? Anaïs Belaouassa-Cherifi denies any parachuting, highlighting her Lyon ties. Resident of sevene arrondissement, former pupil at Science po Lyon and UNEF activist on the turbulent Lyon-II University, the younger girl remembers that she herself had been excluded from the twoe constituency of Lyon in 2022, on the time of the distributions of the New Ecological and Social Popular Union (Nupes), for the advantage of the ecologist Marie-Charlotte Garin, elected and once more candidate.

Born the identical yr, the 2 younger ladies show their complicity in every marketing campaign scene, wanting to provide the picture of the brand new understanding of the Lyon left. “ When I'm in the first photo of the Nupes in Aubervilliers, it's her who pushes me in the back! »has not forgotten Marie-Charlotte Garin, claiming their “political sisterhood”.

Member of Parliament since 2017, Thomas Rudigoz criticizes “the dangers of extremism” to discredit his younger opponent “with a deceptive smile”. “That’s his only argument. I talk about his record, his votes against the price freeze and for the “immigration” legislation with the National Rally”replies Anaïs Belaouassa-Cherifi, hoping to fill the two% that had been lacking on the left.

Richard Schittly (Lyon, correspondent)