French legislature: Jean-Luc Mélenchon announces that he will not be a candidate for re-election in Marseille

Législatives françaises: Jean-Luc Mélenchon annonce qu'il ne sera pas candidat à sa réélection à Marseille

With his 22% in the first round of the presidential election, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who is aiming for a majority in the National Assembly with his Union of Leftists (NUPs), has indicated several times that he is “preparing instead.” The idea of ​​being a prime minister from the idea of ​​being a deputy again”.

“I think we will be in the second round in at least 80% of the constituencies,” bets Jean-Luc Mélenchon. “We are favourites, as long as we don’t do anything stupid”, he had previously launched, believing that this legislative election, “this is what will give the political mandate”.

So he bequeathed Manuel Bompard in this fourth constituency of Bouches-du-Rhne, the popular center of Marseille, which he won hand-in-hand in 2017 (59.85%) and where he passed 54% of the vote in the first round. The presidential election on April 10, a result that “went too far”, admitted to a second round of voting, admitting there was “a patch here”.

The rebel leader’s campaign director during the 2017 and 2022 presidential elections, Manuel Bompard, was the LFI’s negotiator in recent days to seal the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes) along with the PS, PCF and EELV.

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