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HASAfter the wave of withdrawals that adopted the outcomes of the primary spherical of those early legislative elections, the time has come for voting directions for the presidential camp in view of the second spherical, which is being held on July 7. Calls to vote that aren’t essentially adopted by voters.

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Ensemble just isn’t represented in 241 duels and in 18 triangulars. On Sunday night, from Matignon, Gabriel Attal known as for a blockade of the National Rally. “Not a single vote should go to the RN,” hammered the Prime Minister. Our goal is obvious: to forestall the RN from having an absolute majority within the second spherical.” “The far proper is on the gates of energy,” he also indicated. “Neither LFI, nor the New Popular Front, nor the candidates of the presidential majority are able to forming an absolute majority within the National Assembly alone,” justified the tenant of the Hôtel Matignon.
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Gabriel Attal also wanted the candidates who came in third to withdraw, an instruction followed by 81 members of Ensemble. For example, in the Somme, the spokesperson for Jeunes avec Macron, Albane Branlant, who came in third in the first round, withdrew in favor of François Ruffin. “I make a distinction between political opponents and the enemies of the Republic,” she justified herself. In some cases, it was even ministers who abandoned their candidacy, such as Sabrina Agresti-Roubache, Marie Guévenoux and Fadila Khattabi.

But on this point, François Bayrou, president of the MoDem, defended withdrawals “on a case-by-case foundation”, according to the profile of the deputy of the New Popular Front. A position shared by the head of the UDI, Hervé Marseille.

Four candidates from Macron's party (one from MoDem, one from Horizons and two from Renaissance) have decided to stay in the race. And in the event of an RN-LFI duel, Gabriel Attal said on BFMTV on Wednesday 3 July that he was not in a position to “give voting directions.”

Dam at all costs or “neither RN nor LFI”

Some executives of the presidential camp, such as the former Minister of Transport Clément Beaune or the Minister Delegate to the Minister of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty Agnès Pannier-Runacher signed a column published in The worldcalling for a blockade against the RN in all cases.

In a written statement sent to Agence France-Presse on the evening of the first round, Emmanuel Macron called for “a broad, clearly democratic and republican rally towards the National Rally.”

But not all of Macron's party is on the same line, starting with Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire. The latter believes that voting for RN and LFI is equivalent to “two disguised Frexits”. While specifying “to not put an equal signal between RN and LFI which have completely different histories”. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin also told AFP that he “won’t ever vote for RN or LFI”. Former Prime Minister Édouard Philippe adopted a similar line, judging that no vote should “be solid for the candidates of the National Rally, nor for these of La France Insoumise”. The mayor of Le Havre announced that he “will vote communist” in the second round in his constituency.

This “neither RN nor LFI” line has caused a stir in the presidential camp. Example with the senator Renaissance Xavier Iacovelli for whom “the danger at present is that the RN will probably be within the majority and subsequently, that’s it, at present, the enemies of the Republic, not the LFIists”, in a statement on Public Sénat. Aurore Bergé holds the same direction as her colleague from Bercy. The Minister Delegate in charge of Equality between women and men estimated in the inter-round that “LFI has additionally invested candidates with anti-Semitic remarks”. “It will probably be neither the RN nor LFI. We want readability”, continued the minister. The President of the National Assembly, Yaël Braun Pivet, whose relations with the LFI deputies have been more than tense, called on BFMTV to do “case by case”.

While Ensemble appears divided on the behavior to adopt in view of the second round, the Republicans have chosen not to give any voting instructions for this Sunday.