François Ruffin in unfavorable vote in opposition to the RN after the primary spherical of the legislative elections within the Somme | EUROtoday

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François Ruffin during the campaign for the first round of the legislative elections, in Abbevilles, in the Somme, on June 23.

He was one of many first to name for the unity of the left by launching a name for the creation of a brand new “Popular Front” on the night of the European elections, a want which was heard. The very media “rebellious” deputy of the 1D constituency of the Somme François Ruffin obtained 36% of the votes forged, Sunday June 30, through the first spherical of the legislative elections, he introduced on TF1. He is forward of the candidate of the National Rally (RN), Nathalie Ribeiro-Billet, who obtained 40% of the votes, and whom he’ll face within the second spherical.

“It’s about playing the game. We will catch up on these four points in the coming week”assured the outgoing MP. “There are a good number of moderate centre-left voters who will say to themselves that it is better to have a humanist face like the one I have been presenting for seven years now (…) rather than the face of division and hatred that the National Rally presents.”he added.

The former journalist, MP since 2017, was re-elected in 2022 with 61% of the vote, going through the identical rival. But he’s confronted with the ever-increasing push of the RN in his constituency, whereas the far-right occasion obtained a rating of 44% within the European elections. In a place of rupture inside La France insoumise (LFI) and with Jean-Luc Mélenchon, he additionally faces on the bottom the rejection of the determine of the “rebellious” chief by the voters.

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