Marine Le Pen, leader of the ultra-right, announces that will be candidate to the legislative of June.
It is hard for French socialists and conservatives to find the right note to present themselves as a decisive and, above all, necessary alternative, to the project of a president, Emmanuel Macron, who has fed his ranks to compose his government.
While Macron held his first council of ministers in Paris, which includes four Socialists and three former members of the Republicans – the Conservative party announced its expulsion as soon as the list of members of the government was known – François Baroin, in charge of leading the conservative project Before the legislatures of June, the campaign began in the outskirts of Bordeaux, in the southwest of the country.
But although it was a question of presenting the agenda of the conservative formation, the spokesman for the failed presidential candidate François Fillon had no choice but to speak, again and again, about the decision of his ex-compañeros Édouard Philippe, the new prime minister, and Of the ministers Bruno Le Maire and Gérald Darmanin, to integrate the government of Macron. They are, he said, «personal» adhesions. «We have not talked to Emmanuel Macron about his project,» he insisted. But what many conservatives consider a desertion, among others Baroin, is, for others, an alternative to consider. Up to 173 senior members of the Republicans signed a statement this week saying they were willing to consider Macron’s «outstretched hand.» It is not necessary to go very far to verify the deep divisions that threaten to the traditional party of the right. Beside Baroin, with a gesture of irritation and resignation, Alain Juppé listened. The mayor of Bordeaux is not only one of the heavyweights of the Republicans and leader of the party’s more moderate wing. He is also the godfather of today’s prime minister, who has climbed positions in the conservative formation under his shadow. The message of Juppé, evoked by Philippe in his first official speech, was far from Baroin’s breakthrough. «These legislative elections have to be won, and we have to do it based on our project, our convictions,» he acknowledged. But it is too early to position itself radically before the Macron government, he warned. Despite their proximity-they were sitting side by side-Baroin and Juppé kept their eyes from crossing.
Things are not much easier for some socialists for whom the June legislation may mean their political salvation, or their collapse, after being on the brink of disappearance during the presidential elections. Conscious of what is at stake, the first secretary of the Socialist Party, Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, also cried Thursday in the same Paris where Macron met with his ministers against the new team of the Elysee. A team that is just «a right-wing government for the right» and «can not inspire confidence in times when the country needs the left,» he said.
Marine Le Pen, parliamentary candidate
Amid the internal divisions of socialists and conservatives, the leader of the ultra-right National Front, Marine Le Pen, believes she sees an opportunity. The unsuccessful presidential candidate on Thursday broke the silence in which she fell from her defeat to Macron to announce that she will be a candidate for the National Assembly for her fief in the north of the country, Hénin-Beaumont. «They need deputies who defend the interests of the French and French and the best solution is the NF deputies,» said Le Pen, whose party is also at risk of fragmentation after the electoral failure in TF1. Some deputies, said in reference to socialists and cosndservers, that «are not in any kind of negotiation with the current government.» Le Pen postponed until after the legislative process the process of «deep transformation» of the FN that it announced itself after its defeat in the second round and that was very criticized by a sector of the party of extreme right dissatisfied with the attempts of the daughter of the founder Of the formation, Jean-Marie Le Pen, to attract a left-wing electorate with proposals such as the exit of the euro.