A campaign that didn’t really take off, and more than five days to persuade. The first round of legislative elections will take place on Sunday, after six weeks of stagnation. Emmanuel Macron’s re-election and then the appointment of Elizabeth Bourne’s government did not unleash any dynamism for the executive.
Besides Nupes, Jean-Luc Mélenchon still wants to impose himself as opponent No. 1. Marine Le Pen is being criticized in her camp while campaigning by asserting that imposing coexistence on Emmanuel Macron is not possible.
>>> Follow the prominent political events of Tuesday, June 7, live:
9:15 a.m. – LR will not issue voting instructions if its candidate is disqualified in the first round of legislative elections
If an LR candidate does not qualify for the second round of legislative elections, the party will not give voting instructions in the event of a duel between LREM and Nupes, Bruno Ritaello confirmed. “There is no doubt that many of our voters will vote for Macron against the Nupes but we will not give the voting instructions because the voting instructions no longer work, they are annoying people. People are independent,” he said in an interview with France 2, head of the LR group in the Senate.
9:04 a.m. – Legislature: Jean-Luc Melenchon denounces ‘strength strategy’ of ‘general anaesthesia’
“The president says to himself that we do not interfere in anything, so there is no argument and no story, it bothers everyone,” the leader of the New People’s Union (Nupes) lamented. And traditional, somewhat conservative, voters will come to vote. “The game plays in the fact that the popular cities and the youth are active,” Jean-Luc Melenchon explained at France Inter.
8:53 a.m. – ‘The police are killing’: Jean-Luc Melenchon does his ‘do his perpetual criticism of the police’, deplores Xavier Bertrand (LR)
The head of the Hauts-de-France region estimated to RTL that “today, we no longer respect the police” after a woman died after refusing to comply. When asked about Jean-Luc Melenchon’s words, Xavier Bertrand saw it as a “scandal”. “And he would like to be prime minister, never in life!”, he drifted away.
8:42 a.m. – “We must put Jean-Luc Melenchon out of harm’s way” after his remarks about the police, says Christian Estrosi (ex-LR)
While Jean-Luc Mélenchon was widely criticized after claiming that “police kills” in France, the mayor of Nice, who is close to the presidential majority, judged BFMTV for these “unspeakable” statements. According to him, he is “a man of the far left who desires complete anarchy in our country.”
🎙 “Mr. Melenchon must be kept out of harm’s way. This political figure would like complete chaos in our country.”
Christian Estrosi answers questions from Apollin de Malherbe pic.twitter.com/S6XrU0wf0Q
– RMC (RMCInfo) 7 June 2022
8:36 am – “The Police kill”: Jean-Luc Melenchon accepted his words
Jean-Luc Melenchon has been widely criticized after a series of tweets about police following the death of a woman for refusing to comply in Paris. The candidate for prime minister, France Inter, has long been questioned about this, taking his statements attacking in particular the Federation of the Alliance, a “divided group” in his words.
.Tweet embed His observations about the police “killing” and the alliance union, “a factional group,” obviously assume: “I say it is not normal for someone to be killed because he refuses to comply; there is law and penalties, fines but not the death penalty.” # le79 inter pic.twitter.com/C5pYh3kpPR
France Inter 7 June 2022
8:29 a.m. – Nupes: “Extremists always score well in the first round but are defeated in the second,” slams Jean-Christophe Cambadeles (PS)
According to the former First Secretary of the Socialist Party, “We should not go to extremes in the Union of the Left.” “It should have conformed to the state of opinion,” said Senate Jean-Christophe Cambadeles, the fierce opponent of the Union of the Left behind Jean-Luc Mélenchon. This agreement is not a winning agreement. The reformist ecological left lost its soul to install Jean-Luc Mélenchon who would be the political leader of the Union of the Left.”
8:17 am – Purchasing Power: CPME’s Proposals Against Inflation
The CPME is calling for more flexibility in accessing tax-free overtime and more flexibility to pay the Macron bonus. CPME also suggests relaxing the payment terms for participation, using a new calculation formula, and for profit sharing, by including individual criteria.
08:08 – Income tax: any government policy in the face of inflation?
Percy will face a dilemma when preparing his 2023 financing bill. If the income tax (IR) metric indicates inflation as usual, revenue from the state is in danger of declining. If he doesn’t, the reactions will be strong.
7:54 a.m. – ‘National Reestablishment Council’: ‘crazy’, says Xavier Bertrand (LR)
Hauts-de-France President Emmanuel Macron has accused RTL of “spoiling the legislative elections even before they are even held” with his project for a “National Reestablishment Council”. Xavier Bertrand appreciates: “He does to us exactly the same as with the great controversy: it was necessary for him to get out of the yellow vest crisis and the same as with the citizens’ climate agreement.”
07:42 – Hospital crisis: a new day of strike
In the midst of a (new) emergency crisis, nine hospital unions and cooperatives are organizing a rally today to demand higher wages and staff without waiting for the outcome of the “urgent task” ordered by Emmanuel Macron. The UGT and its allies planned rallies in at least 50 cities.
7:31 am – Legislature: In the extension of the house, Emmanuel Macron threw himself in the ring
Less than a week before the first round of legislative elections, the majority and Emmanuel Macron have finally decided to speed up their campaign. The polls are favorable, but the left united under the banner of Nupes could create a first-round upset.
07:15 – Legislative: The last week of the campaign
After a long Pentecost weekend, the legislative candidates enter the final week of campaigning on Tuesday. As of midnight Friday, due to the pre-election reserve period, they will be forced to cease all election campaigning activities.
Legislative: a double-edged strategy for the executive
By numbing the debate, the re-elected president bet that the layoffs would first affect his opponents. Older voters are generally the ones who vote the most, as our editorial writer Cecile Cornudette notes. The political scientist and constitutionalist Olivier Rogoan sounded the alarm and observed that “everything remains to be done in connection with the political re-establishment”.
Legislative: Jean-Michel Blanquer, “candidate to oust” in the Loire
The former Minister of National Education is a candidate for the majority in Loire IV. He faces opponents intent on playing the disapproval of Emmanuel Macron, in a winnable constituency in the National Rally.
Legislative: Manuel Valls was badly beaten
And the former Socialist Prime Minister, who was running under the name of the presidential majority in the Fifth District of the French Living Abroad (Spain – Portugal – Monaco – Andorra) was severely beaten on Sunday evening during the first round of voting. It took place a week before the vote on French soil.
> “A new way”, pensions … Emmanuel Macron outlines the contours of his second five-year term
The head of state, in an interview with the regional press on Friday evening, announced the formation of a new body the day after the legislative elections, consisting in particular of elected officials and citizens by lot. He stressed that the pension reform will enter into force “from the summer of 2023”.