Legislative elections 2024: Gabriel Attal and Jordan Bardella want Jean-Luc Mélenchon to participate in TV debates

Legislative elections 2024: Gabriel Attal and Jordan Bardella want Jean-Luc Mélenchon to participate in TV debates
Legislative elections 2024: Gabriel Attal and Jordan Bardella want Jean-Luc Mélenchon to participate in TV debates

Two televised debates are planned between now and the first round of the legislative elections, which will take place on Sunday. The first is organized on Tuesday with Gabriel Attal, Jordan Bardella and Manuel Bompard (LFI coordinator) by TF1. The second is scheduled for Thursday with the Prime Minister, the president of the RN and Olivier Faure (first secretary of the PS) on France 2. A choice that suits neither Jordan Bardella nor Gabriel Attal.

Both are demanding that it be Jean-Luc Mélenchon who comes to represent the New Popular Front (NFP). Jordan Bardella indeed considered that the invitation had been made “to the candidates for the post of Prime Minister”. A point of view shared by Gabriel Attal, who considered that “Jean-Luc Mélenchon, it is very clear, would be the Prime Minister of France if the (left) Nupes coalition that he leads were to win”.

Mélenchon declines

In any case, the person concerned seems not to respond to the call to participate in the TV debates launched by Gabriel Attal and Jordan Bardella. “Our next Prime Minister will be proposed by the largest parliamentary group in consultation, AFTER the elections. The leaders of our parties represent us until then” the former presidential election candidate soberly commented this Monday.

Still no potential Prime Minister on the left

The question of the personality who would take on the role of Prime Minister, if the left won the legislative elections of June 30 and July 7, is still not resolved, while the personality of Jean-Luc Mélenchon remains divisive. Latest episode to date: the latter announced during the weekend that he had “the intention to govern” the country, attracting the firm disapproval of several left-wing leaders.

“I say it clearly and I say it to Jean-Luc Mélenchon: no one can proclaim themselves Prime Minister”reacted in particular Fabien Roussel, national secretary of the PCF, guest of France Bleu Nord this Monday morning. “The decision to choose a Prime Minister when the time comes will be made with the deputies elected by the New Popular Front, all the deputies elected by the New Popular Front and the five political groups which, for more than ten days now, have been working together night and update on its program, on the costing of the program”, he clarified.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon “is a burden, a handicap” for the gathering of the left and environmentalists, “let him be silent”for his part launched this Monday on - Jérôme Guedj, outgoing PS deputy for Essonne.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon “will not be Prime Minister”, commented the National Secretary of Europe Ecology Les Verts, MarineTondelier. The latter specified to AFP that the left-wing candidate will be chosen by “consensus” of the four parties united under the banner of the New Popular Front.

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