In Isère, the torment of left and proper voters getting ready to dam the RN within the 2024 legislative elections | EUROtoday

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Wednesdays are often peaceable available on the market sq. of Beaurepaire, 4,800 inhabitants, in Isère. People chat among the many stalls, drink espresso. But on Wednesday, July 3, the air is acrid. “Before, we would never have let them tow here!” David Dubois will get aggravated, firefighter, “socialist since forever” and rugby participant “black-white-beur generation” : ” Look at them, they feel comfortable, not embarrassed to propagate their ideas. It makes me tense.”

” They “, it's the far proper. The spokesperson for the National Rally (RN), Sébastien Chenu, got here down from Paris to assist his candidate and former parliamentary assistant. Not many locals can establish the latter among the many battalion of blazers: Benoît Auguste, 44, is a faculty principal “available” and regional opposition councilor. “A parachute from Lyon who took a furnished apartment in the area three weeks ago”we get aggravated reverse.

Benoît Auguste (blue jacket), National Rally (RN) candidate in the 7th constituency of Isère, leafleting in Beaurepaire with Sébastien Chenu, vice-president of the RN (on the right), Wednesday July 3, 2024. Benoît Auguste (blue jacket), National Rally (RN) candidate in the 7th constituency of Isère, leafleting in Beaurepaire with Sébastien Chenu, vice-president of the RN (on the right), Wednesday July 3, 2024.
Sébastien Chenu, vice-president of the National Rally, is handing out leaflets at the Beaurepaire market to support candidate Benoît Auguste, in the 7th constituency of Isère, on Wednesday July 3, 2024. Sébastien Chenu, vice-president of the National Rally, is handing out leaflets at the Beaurepaire market to support candidate Benoît Auguste, in the 7th constituency of Isère, on Wednesday July 3, 2024.

“The 7e » of Isère is one of the tight constituencies that the RN hopes to add to its list of conquests: it won 42.1% in the first round, compared to 27.6% for the outgoing Republican (LR) MP, Yannick Neuder. Third, the candidate of the New Popular Front – French Communist Party (NFP-PCF) withdrew in his favor.

How many of the ten constituencies in the department will elect an RN MP on Sunday July 7? In 2022, only the 6e had tipped over – the incumbent candidate has a big lead there. Two years later, the RN seems well positioned to win more, particularly in the North. A situation that worries many voters, both right and left, tormented by having to vote for the other side in the name of the dam.

“We at all times discover ourselves cornered”

In Beaurepaire, previously socialist land, Local elected officials from all sides have come to close ranks around Mr. Neuder. There are 110 of them giving him their republican support in the pages of Dauphiné liberated. LR regional councilor and president of the LR of Isère, he voted for the exclusion of the contested president of the party, Eric Ciotti. Good-natured appearance, the cardiologist at the university hospital of Grenoble residing in Saint-Etienne-de-Saint-Geoirs seems appreciated.

Yannick Neuder (blue glasses), regional councilor (LR) Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and candidate in the 7th constituency of Isère, in Beaurepaire, on July 3, 2024. Yannick Neuder (blue glasses), regional councilor (LR) Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and candidate in the 7th constituency of Isère, in Beaurepaire, on July 3, 2024.

“He is right-wing, however above all he’s a dedicated, humanist elected official who helps structuring tasks”greets André Mondange, PCF mayor of Péage-de-Roussillon. Everyone is worried that a “parachuted” may “taking the territory hostage.” Mr. Neuder is aware of the tension among voters on the left about voting right: “But it’s our basis of widespread values ​​that’s at stake.”

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