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In entrance of the butcher's stall on the Lomener port market, in Ploemeur (Morbihan), they hesitate between garlic pâté and nation terrine. Christian and Christine, a 65-year-old retired couple, watch the road stretching behind them this morning of Monday June 17. Go for a slice of garlic pâté. The butcher cuts it in leaden silence. Usually, prospects ease the wait by discussing the climate, the arrival of vacationers, the return of secondary residents… and, after all, the information. But for the reason that outcomes of the European elections on June 9, everybody fears getting indignant with their neighbor.

In this seaside resort (23.8% of the votes) as in the remainder of the 5e constituency of Morbihan, the National Rally (RN) got here first. This unprecedented wave of the far proper prompted a political earthquake on this former bastion of the left, the place Jean-Yves Le Drian, then a socialist, had been elected deputy for twenty years earlier than serving as minister of François Hollande then of Emmanuel Macron, from 2012 to 2022.

This Monday, regulars on the Lomener market rigorously tackle the taboo topic. Their basket stuffed with meals, Christian and Christine whisper: “The RN score really surprises you? Don't you hear the frustration? » Brittany is, however, an economically prosperous region, known to be the most resistant to the ideas of the extreme right. Retirees shrug their shoulders. In the past, they have been able to vote for socialists, particularly in local elections. From now on, Christian and Christine opt for Marine Le Pen's party “without the slightest shame”. On June 30, they’ll begin once more ” shameless ” to switch the outgoing MP (Renaissance), Lysiane Métayer, with the RN candidate, whose identify they have no idea.

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Christian and Christine now converse out loud, however refuse to disclose their final identify, for concern of “retaliation”. “Taking a knife has become commonplace”, asserts Christian. However, he was by no means attacked. Regardless, these grandparents blast insecurity “growing”the taxes which “strangle”THE “privileges offered” to those that “don’t work”… He was a sailor. Christine, housewife. She is indignant: “See how troublesome it’s to search out lodging within the Lorient area. However, we proceed to welcome busloads of migrants with open arms. I'm not racist, however…” Around, nobody disputes. Passersby nod. Other retirees outbid one another. The outcomes of June 9 have disinhibited Breton far-right voters, now able to assume their convictions.

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