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Mélenchon’s polls, Darmanin’s responsibility, Rachida Dati’s accusations

We are 10 days away from the first round of the legislative elections and there is some Mélenchon in the air.

Melenchon has fun

He believes in it. Or else he is pretending awfully well. Jean-Luc Mélenchon was back on stage this Wednesday evening in Paris, in the 11e district, beating heart of the left bobo where he made among his best scores on April 10. In an Olympe-de-Gouges room filled to the hangers and white-hot by his adviser, the local candidate, Sophia Chikirou, the leader of the “rebellious” tried to galvanize his troops by repeating that victory is within reach. hand.

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Surrounded by the Parisian candidates of Nupes, the third man in the presidential election celebrated at length in the union of the left the birth of a lasting movement. “We would hide our divisions… Ah ah… It is especially you the commentators who seek to hide the union”, he launched. Less than two weeks before the first round of the legislative elections, “JLM” is to say the least surprised, almost disappointed, to find that Emmanuel Macron “does not campaign”. He also reserved a few bullets for the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin and the prefect of police of Paris Didier Lallement, both responsible in his eyes for the fiasco of the Stade de France, demanding that “the entire use of forces is reviewed and rethought” in view of the Paris Olympics in 2024. In front of hilarious activists, he also kindly made fun of the editorialists, among his favorite targets, who consider a victory for Nupes impossible given the specificity of the ballot. In a nutshell: Jean-Luc Mélenchon had a blast.

The polls make the left smile

The former MP for Marseille can in any case boast of having triggered a dynamic, if we are to believe several recent polls. According to an Elabe opinion poll for “L’Express” and BFMTV, the alliance of the left and environmentalists collects 25% of the voting intentions, side by side with the presidential majority (24.5%) and in front of the extreme right (22% for the National Rally of Marine Le Pen). On the right, the Les Républicains party is clearly behind (12.5%).

The macronists can say thank you to the voting system, which allows them to hope for between 245 and 315 deputies (the absolute majority is at 289 seats). The New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes) would have between 155 and 180 seats.

Another poll, the Ifop-Fiducial barometer for LCI, also places the presidential majority and Nupes neck and neck, with 27% and 25% of voting intentions respectively. This would translate into an advantage of 275 to 310 seats for the Macronists, against 170 to 205 for the Nupes.

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37% of those questioned want Emmanuel Macron to have a majority to govern, but 63% hope for cohabitation… Main unknown: the level of abstention, which can change the situation.

Elabe poll: Sample of 2,000 people interviewed via the Internet from May 30 to June 1, margin of error between 1.0 and 3.0 percentage points. Ifop poll: Sample of 1,796 people questioned by internet from May 25 to 28, margin of error between 1 and 2.2 percentage points.

Mélenchon, “a Gallic Chavez”

The government only has a big week ahead of it to try to regain points. He applies himself to it without nuance, like Bruno Le Maire. The Minister of Economy and Finance is the author of the formula of the day: “Jean-Luc Mélenchon is a Gallic Chavez: ‘I speak, you listen'”he denounces in an interview with “Figaro”.

According to Le Maire, a victory for Mélenchon represents the risk of a ” submission […] to international financial organizations”, “to the authoritarian regime of Vladimir Putin” or even to “a communitarian vision and political Islam”.

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One day, a circo: will the socialist Boris Vallaud save his skin?

Boris Vallaud is discreet. Alleging an overloaded agenda, the former Deputy Secretary General of the Elysee Palace declined the visit of “the Obs”, and responded to our request for an interview by telephone with silence. To the point that we were worried. “He’s fine, I saw him last night!” » reassures us with a laugh Eric Kerrouche, the socialist senator from the Landes. Who insists: “But yes, he is very busy, he is campaigning crazy. »

In charge of Anne Hidalgo’s program for the presidential election, Boris Vallaud had to negotiate substantive issues with the other left-wing parties, and in particular La France insoumise, within the framework of the New Popular Ecological and Social Union. When we wanted to discuss the details of the negotiations, he replied that he was already on a train heading towards the Landes. One wonders: is Emmanuel Macron’s former classmate at ENA so comfortable with the Nupes who made him a candidate? Or is he betting on the proximity card, in this election that he might not win? Read our report in the Landes with his challenger, who is none other than a former socialist:

In the Landes, will the socialist Boris Vallaud save his skin?

Darmanin on the grill

Continuation – but not end! – of the political soap opera triggered by Saturday’s incidents at the Stade de France. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin was questioned about the failings of the police on Wednesday during a hearing in the Senate. “It is obvious that things could have been better organized”, acknowledged the minister. However, he rejected any criticism of the number of law enforcement officers present: “There were more than enough police personnel”, according to him. But he admitted “disproportionate gestures”. “Several tickets have been duplicated hundreds of times,” he also said, referring to the case of a duplicate ticket “744 times”.

Darmanin’s defense consists in ensuring that “30,000 to 40,000 English supporters ended up at the Stade de France, either without tickets or with falsified tickets”. A “serious lie”denounced Marine Le Pen on Wednesday, considering that the Minister “should of himself consider that he must leave”.

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Darmanin however received the support of Emmanuel Macron. “Gérald Darmanin is a Minister of the Interior who has the full confidence of the President of the Republic”, said government spokeswoman Olivia Grégoire after the Council of Ministers. However, media outlets reported that Macron was ” furious and that he had asked his minister to stop discarding.

Quit or double for Gérald Darmanin, weakened by the Stade de France affair?

The accusations of Rachida Dati

The battle for the legislative elections in the upscale neighborhoods of Paris turned into a legal fistfight on Wednesday. Rachida Dati reported to the courts to accuse Gilles Le Gendre of “sexual and moral harassment”. In return, the outgoing Macronist deputy initiated proceedings for “slanderous denunciation” against Dati, mayor (Les Républicains) of 7e district of Paris.

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Rachida Dati echoed comments by former LREM deputy Joachim Son-Forget accusing the former head of LREM deputies of being “suspected himself of sexual abuse which [lui] were reported directly by the alleged victims”. Son-Forget is, however, known for his outlandish or malicious positions.

Hollande’s fixed idea

We note in passing the umpteenth short sentence of François Hollande, relayed Wednesday by “Le Parisien”. Asked in Corrèze, where he had come to support a dissident candidate for the Nupes alliance, the former head of state did not rule out a new presidential candidacy in 2027. “Everything is still open”, launched the one who had not dared to represent himself at the end of his mandate, as his polls were so bad. He was not asked about 2032, nor 2037.

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