cacophony within the majority on the voting instructions for the second round – RT in French


Case by case or dam to the RN? The majority executives gave divergent instructions on the evening of the first round. The executive finally decided so that “no voice” goes to the RN … maintaining a certain vagueness in the constituencies.

“Not a single voice” must go to the National Rally (RN) in the 58 duels which will oppose the right-wing party to the united left Nupes in the second round of the legislative elections, government spokeswoman Olivia Grégoire urged on June 13. A position that she quickly tempered, however, saying that in “very few cases” there would be no voting instructions.

Evoking the “50 shades of Nupes” in reference to the alliance of the left, Olivia Grégoire thus took the example of Valérie Rabault – leader of the socialists in the National Assembly and approached for the post of Prime Minister – explaining that for the majority is “yes, three times yes against the RN” in his case.

But in other situations, it is obviously not so simple. “Do we therefore call for support for the few candidates who have anti-republican positions, the few candidates who have as substitutes people who have been convicted of stoneing the police? No,” she added.

This somewhat confused position of the majority on the attitude to adopt in the RN / Nupes duels was even more so the night before, at the end of the first round. The Minister Delegate for Europe, Clément Beaune, for example, urged voters to favor the candidates of the Nupes over those of the RN, without ambiguity.

“When there is a duel between the far left and the far right, even pinching my nose, I prefer the far left,” he said.

Same story with Maud Bregeon, spokesperson for Renaissance, according to whom “not a voice [devait] go to the RN” and according to whom “everywhere we call to defeat the candidate of the far right”.

However, earlier, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne denounced for his part “the unprecedented confusion between the extremes”, without giving clear instructions to Macronist voters for their choice between the two parties … In the process, the executive let it be known that the instructions would be given “on a case-by-case basis”, in particular to treat socialists, ecologists and rebellious people differently, because certain candidates of the united left would be qualified as “extreme”.

But this position had sparked the start of a controversy on the evening of June 12. “Scandalous”, had notably judged the ecologist Yannick Jadot, just like many rebels.

In response to a request for clarification from the communist Fabien Roussel, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne had already begun to backpedal in a tweet: “Faced with the far right, we will always support candidates who respect republican values. Our line: never give a voice to the far right.

This ambivalent speech is not without echoing the evolution of the position of the majority before and after the second round of the presidential election vis-à-vis left-wing voters and in particular those who voted in favor of Jean-Luc Melenchon. “I who am a leftist […] I know very well that we have different ideas and common values”, underlined by way of example Richard Ferrand on the evening of the first round of the presidential election.

A statement with a very different tone from that made after the first round of legislative elections. Evoking his duel in the center of Finistère which opposes him to Mélanie Thomin, candidate of Nupes, the President of the National Assembly indeed held a completely different speech: “We are, for this second round, faced with a choice of diametrically opposed values ​​and projects. It is necessary to highlight what is really the program which is carried by the leader of Nupes, who says, for example, to the Bretons and the Bretons that the regions and the regional languages ​​would be the poisons of the Republic.


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