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Marine Tondelier (center) chats with François Ruffin, on stage, while Clémentine Autain speaks during the first meeting of the New Popular Front, in Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis), on June 17, 2024.

“This debate will not take place”introduced on Tuesday, July 2, the boss of BFM-TV, Marc-Olivier Fogiel. The Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, the president of the National Rally (RN), Jordan Bardella, and the chief of the Ecologists, Marine Tondelier, had been to face one another on Wednesday, July 3, on the set of the continual information channel.

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This is the epilogue of a psychodrama that has been happening because the night of June 30. A debate between the 2 rounds was scheduled with Gabriel Attal and Jordan Bardella on Wednesday. But the id of the consultant of the New Popular Front (NFP), an alliance made up of the Socialist Party (PS), the Ecologists, La France Insoumise (LFI) and the Communist Party, was not set. Before the primary spherical, the duo had already met on the units of TF1 and France 2, first with the coordinator of LFI, Manuel Bompard, then with the chief of the PS, Olivier Faure. Within the alliance on the left, it had been agreed that every drive would debate in activate the tv units. For this third assembly, it was theoretically Marine Tondelier's flip.

Or Jordan Bardella didn’t need to confront the lady who can also be a municipal councilor of Hénin-Beaumont, and has been crossing swords for years with the RN mayor of her metropolis, Steeve Briois. The far-right MEP most well-liked to face Jean-Luc Mélenchon, “the potential declared prime minister of Nupes”his entourage stated, pretending to neglect that the alliance on the left had modified its title.

Red rag

It doesn't matter that each one the NFP executives have introduced that the three-time presidential candidate is not going to be prime minister, the RN president is just not budging: he desires Jean-Luc Mélenchon. But the latter declines and, for the talk, suggests providing the function to certainly one of his shut associates: the previous president of the LFI group within the National Assembly, Mathilde Panot, the motion's coordinator, Manuel Bompard, or the Val-de-Marne MP Clémence Guetté. Four days earlier than the second spherical, establishing a duel with Jean-Luc Mélenchon wouldn’t have been trivial. And it was tempting for Jordan Bardella to make the chief a crimson rag to his benefit.

The Greens are livid and suspect Marc-Olivier Fogiel of getting given in to Jordan Bardella's needs. At BFM-TV, the CGT and the SNJ of the channel have the identical suspicion. “Mr. Bardella and Mr. Attal do not have to decide on the composition of the BFM-TV set,” they write in a press launch printed Tuesday night calling for the holding of the well-known debate between Gabriel Attal, Jordan Bardella and Marine Tondelier.

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