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On the Place Saint-Bonnet market, activists of the New Popular Front tow for their candidate, Hugo Lefelle, candidate in the first constituency, in Bourges, June 16, 2024. On the market of Place Saint-Bonnet, activists from the New Popular Front hand out leaflets for their candidate, Hugo Lefelle, candidate in the first constituency, in Bourges, on June 16, 2024.

Dissolution. Di-sso-lu-tion. Julien (he didn’t want to give his title) repeats the phrase as soon as extra. He can't consider it. “The dissolution woke me up. I said to myself: this is it, this is my chance. » Julien is a tall, shy boy with a brown beard, in his thirties, who kneads a packet of leaflets for the New Popular Front (NFP) with the air of not knowing what to do with them. “Come on, give me one, you make me feel sorry,” jokes a girl underneath a pink umbrella. Julien is so moved that he doesn't hear, she has to take the paper from his palms. She works in a university, right here in Bourges, in Cher. Left-wing voter. Very impatient to precise her vote, however for whom? Determined to keep away from a nationwide disaster, however which one?

She talks about this sense of vagueness and gravity on the similar time, of the heavy silence as quickly as we discuss politics within the canteen, whereas an irrepressible pleasure rises because the election approaches. Two days earlier than the primary spherical of the legislative elections on June 30 and July 7, the proxies are shut to three,000 in Bourges, in comparison with 600 for the Europeans. She needs to be there too, but it surely's so painful. Would she conform to testify on his behalf? “You don't think about it, with the situation! We live in small towns and countryside, not in Paris. »

Alex Charpentier, 25 years old, who was the PS candidate in the legislative elections in 2022, on the Saint-Bonnet market in Bourges, June 16, 2024. Alex Charpentier, 25 years old, who was the PS candidate in the legislative elections in 2022, on the Saint-Bonnet market in Bourges, June 16, 2024.

For Julien, it’s the first day of his first marketing campaign, towing and door-to-door. “All these people coming towards me, I don't know how to behave, I don't feel comfortable”he stated. For 5 years, he had been teleworking for a pc firm, a reclusive life, buddies transferring away one after the other, the silent phone. To rub shoulders with the world, maybe, he had ventured to an indication on pensions, one afternoon, within the winter of 2023. His mom had stated to him: “Are you in a union?” She stared straight into him. “I think she would have preferred to know that I was gay. I come from a right-wing family, which defends the value of work.” When a candidate from La France insoumise (LFI) for the New Popular Front launched an enchantment on social networks for her marketing campaign within the 3e constituency of Cher, Julien had simply been freshly made redundant. A thought crossed his thoughts: “I’m going to meet people. »

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This day in June, a dozen volunteers met in Val-d'Auron, a district south of Bourges, on the banks of a large lake. Once a chic residential area, it has slowly slipped into a priority zone. Young, fiery LFI activists make up the bulk of the team, friendly atmosphere. “When you are young, you are LFI”, enthuses Nicolas Malin, on unpaid depart in IT. He is getting back from a marketing campaign leafleting marketing campaign. Disgusted. “They spat on me, although I’m from the world. » Emma Moreira is the youngest of the group: 21 years previous, denim jacket minimize right into a bustier, piercing, scholar on the Beaux-Arts de Bourges. The New Popular Front candidate is her, stripes received on the head of the mobilizations in opposition to Parcoursup or the pension reform.

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