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in the event of a Nupes / RN duel, LREM give voting instructions “on a case-by-case basis”


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11:08 p.m., June 12, 2022

La République en Marche will not give national instructions but “on a case-by-case basis” in the constituencies where candidates from the National Rally and the Melenchonist Nupes coalition will oppose each other in the second round of legislative elections, the presidential party told AFP. AFP on Sunday.

La République en Marche will not give national instructions but “on a case-by-case basis” in the constituencies where candidates from the National Rally and the Melenchonist Nupes coalition will oppose each other in the second round of legislative elections, the presidential party told AFP. AFP on Sunday.

“It’s the republican front, against the extremes”

“It’s the Republican front, against the extremes”, explained the presidential party, arguing that “some Nupes candidates are extreme: it will be according to the personality of the Nupes who is qualified, in particular if it is someone who has the values ​​of the Republic”. “But we do not support any RN candidate,” added LREM.

The outgoing majority of Emmanuel Macron and the left-wing coalition (Nupes) led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon immediately caused their duel between the two rounds of the legislative elections, after having largely dominated the first round on Sunday before the National Rally ( RN) and the right. From 8 p.m., the representatives of Nupes, neck and neck in voice in front of the outgoing majority according to the polling institutes, challenged the projections providing for a majority of seats for the supporters of Emmanuel Macron at the end. of the second round, Sunday June 19.

A high rate of abstention

But for Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, the presidential coalition is “the only political force capable of obtaining a majority” in the Assembly. Leading in her constituency of Pas-de-Calais, Marine Le Pen for her part considered “possible to send a very large group” from the far-right party to the Palais-Bourbon. Many politicians have also deplored the high rate of abstention, a “major fact which must all of us question” according to government spokeswoman Olivia Grégoire. Several left-wing leaders have also protested against the lack of national consignment on the part of the majority in the event of a duel between Nupes and the far right.


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