LIVE – Legislative: “Arrogance and lightness” led to this dissolution, according to Lionel Jospin

Candidates for the legislative elections in the 577 constituencies have until 6 p.m. this Sunday to declare themselves to the prefecture.

Dissident candidates on the left, local alliances between the right and the majority, rallying of LR to the RN… everything should be clarified this evening.

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11:33

ROUSSEL OFFICIALLY CANDIDATE

The national secretary of the PCF Fabien Roussel announced on X that he had submitted his candidacy in the 20th constituency of the North alongside Mathilde Vale, his deputy.

11:07

AMY BAH MAINTAINS HER CANDIDACY

The withdrawal of Adrien Quatennens changes nothing. Feminist activist Amy Bah, who announced on Saturday that she would run against the LFI deputy convicted of domestic violence, announced on X that she had filed her candidacy in the first constituency of the North under the colors of the New Popular Front. A future headache for the left? In the morning, LFI announced that it had invested Aurélien Lecoq, national co-host of Jeunes Insoumis, in place of Adrien Quatennens.

10:24

JOSPIN TACLE MACRON

In an interview given to World, Lionel Jospin deplores Emmanuel Macron’s decision to dissolve the National Assembly. “The President of the Republic is offering the National Rally the opportunity to seek power. This is not responsible,” he declared, denouncing the “arrogance and lightness” of the head of state.

According to the former Prime Minister, the New Popular Front is the only “dike” that can block the party chaired by Jordan Bardella. In the present situation, the left is doing its duty,” he assures. “As for the presidential camp, instead of vilifying an alliance that it is leading us to renew urgently, it would do better to temper the egotism of its leader.”

10:12

QUATENNENS ALREADY REPLACED

Adrien Quatennens had barely announced the withdrawal of his candidacy in the North when LFI presented his replacement. National co-host of Jeunes Insoumis, Aurélien Lecoq will team up with Lahouria Addouche, a social worker. “All our forces are committed to defeating the extreme right and coming to power with the New Popular Front,” he wrote on the X network. “The unity of the New Popular Front in the face of fascism must be preserved at all costs.”

In a press release, LFI requests “the withdrawal of any dissident candidacy and the support of all political groups” of the left. On Saturday, feminist activist Amy Bah announced that she was running against Adrien Quatennens, whose retention in the National Assembly she denounced after his conviction for domestic violence. Will she withdraw?

09:39

QUATENNENS PAYS TRIBUTE TO MÉLENCHON

To conclude his speech, Adrien Quatennens said he had a “moved thought for the one who made me get involved in politics and who taught me everything, Jean-Luc Mélenchon. About the extreme right, to the youngest of Between us, he always said this: ‘In the end, it will be between them and us’. I believe that moment has arrived. At this time, I only want one thing: make the New Popular Front win.”

09:32

QUATENNENS: “I GIVE UP”

Adrien Quatennens, from Lille (North) announces that he will not be a candidate in the 1st constituency of the North: “I know that this decision will disappoint a lot of people, but it seems to me that it will relieve even more people. As a result , I renounce my candidacy for the legislative elections”.

09:26

“PROUD TO BELONG TO LFI”

Adrien Quatennens, from Lille, said “to be delighted that in just 72 hours, the left has managed to rejuvenate by putting back together a coalition which resembles the one defeated for the wrong reasons by the Europeans”. “I know how much effort has been put into collective work by the movement to which I belong: France Insoumise. I am very proud of this movement,” declares the outgoing MP, who recalls being “alongside Jean- Luc Mélenchon since 2012.

09:22

QUATENNENS SPEAKS

Invested by the “New Popular Front” and a subject of division within the alliance of the left, the outgoing deputy for the 1st northern constituency speaks from Lille.

08:59

SURVEY

According to an Elabe survey for La Tribune Sunday, 32% of French people want the RN to win a majority of seats in the Assembly while 26% are favorable to the New Popular Front and 17% to Renaissance. Also, 25% say they have no opinion. A large majority of respondents approve of the dissolution and one in two fears a victory for the RN.

Survey: 1 in 3 French people for the victory of the RNSource : TF1 Info

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08:03

MEASURES FOR PURCHASING POWER

The presidential camp must unveil its program for the legislative elections tomorrow. The Prime Minister revealed some of the main points last night. Gabriel Attal wants above all to put in place measures in favor of purchasing power.

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07:16

CAMPAIGN UPDATE

A week after the thunderclap caused by the announcement of the dissolution of the National Assembly by Emmanuel Macron, we take stock of the legislative election campaign.

LAST HOURS TO APPLY. Applicants in the 577 constituencies have until 6 p.m. to submit their declaration of candidacy to the prefecture for the first round on June 30.

AFTERMATH OF ANTI-RN DEMONSTRATIONS. Rallies against the far right brought together 250,000 people across France yesterday, according to the authorities, including 75,000 in Paris.

OUTGOING MEMBERS NOT INVESTED BY LFI. Within the New Popular Front, the decision of La France insoumise not to reinvest several figures opposed to Jean-Luc Mélenchon ignited the powder. These include Danielle Simonnet, Raquel Garrido and Alexis Corbière.

FRANÇOIS HOLLANDE CANDIDATE IN CORRÈZE. The former President of the Republic announced yesterday that he was running in the constituency of Tulle under the banner of the New Popular Front, a return to political life which took the Socialist Party by surprise.

GOVERNMENT MEASURES FOR PURCHASING POWER. Gabriel Attal announced yesterday evening in view of the legislative elections measures confirming a reduction in electricity bills of 15%, a reduction in the price of school supplies thanks to “group purchases” and the establishment of a complementary “public” health “at 1 euro per day.

07:02

GOOD MORNING

Welcome to this live dedicated to the early legislative elections. Find here the latest information and strong images of political news.

Several hundred thousand opponents of the far right marched across France on Saturday, at the call of unions, associations and the New Popular Front. Across the country, 640,000 people demonstrated, including 250,000 in Paris, according to the CGT union. The authorities, for their part, counted 250,000 people in France, including 75,000 people in the capital.

The left-wing leaders marched in the lead in Paris. Without a word on the deep differences which are shaking the New Popular Front, after the decision of La France Insoumise not to reinvest several figures opposed to Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Danielle Simonnet, Raquel Garrido and Alexis Corbière – historical figures of the movement opposed to the Mélenchonist line – were brutally dismissed, replaced by candidates unknown to the general public. “A purge”denounced the first, the second accusing Jean-Luc Mélenchon of “settle accounts”.

“Lifetime nominations do not exist” within our movement, lashed out at the tribune in 20 Minutes, also calling into question their “loyalty”. In the meantime, Olivier Faure assured that he wanted “settle the scandalous eviction” of these deputies, without further details.

Another potential subject of discord within the New Popular Front, the former socialist president François Hollande, favorable to the union of the left against the extreme right, announced his candidacy for the legislative elections in Corrèze.

In the countryside after the “astonishment” of the dissolution, Gabriel Attal, for his part, revealed the first measures of the majority’s program, in the event of victory. With a leitmotif: strengthening the purchasing power of middle-class French people. At 8 p.m. on France 2, he castigated the projects “unrealistic and unachievable” of the National Rally and the New Popular Front which would lead the country to “economic ruin”.

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