Legislative: battle of figures between Nupes and Macronie
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“You can't have Banana Republic morals”: the Nupes started a new battle on Monday against the Ministry of the Interior, accusing him of “tampering” for not having correctly added up all the votes due to him in the first round of the legislative elections.
“It is clear that there is a doubt about what Darmanin is doing with the results. Everyone understands that they are bad losers. We can't have the morals of the Banana Republic”, Jean-Luc Mélenchon fumed Monday in front of the headquarters of LFI, directly targeting the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin.
At the ministry, they say they stick to the lists of declared candidates. As for the boss of LREM deputies Christophe Castaner, he denounces a “conspiracy theory” of the Insoumis.
This match in the match between the outgoing majority and the left united under the banner of Nupes fuels tensions between both sides ahead of the second round on Sunday.
According to the official results, the Macronist coalition Together! beat Nupes in the first round by just over 21,000 votes, out of 23.3 million voters, with 25.75% of the vote (5,857,558 votes), against 25.66% for Nupes (5,836. 202).
But in a nocturnal tweet, Manuel Bompard, Nupes candidate in the Bouches-du-Rhône, argued that “the Nupes achieves 6,101,968 votes (or 26.8%)”, accusing the Ministry of the Interior of giving him less “to artificially make Macron's party appear in the lead”.
“Tampering”, LFI number two Adrien Quatennens choked.< /p>
“Hello the Council of State?”, Launched Mr. Bompard, six days after a decision by the institution which, seized by LFI in summary proceedings, had ordered Gérald Darmanin to take into consideration the Nupes as “a political nuance apart whole” during the ballot.
According to the count made by AFP, Nupes comes first with 5,880,605 votes, or 25.85% of the vote, or 19,812 votes more than Together! (5,860,793 votes).
“A big doubt”
The discrepancy with the figures of the ministry is explained by the fact that AFP takes into account under the nuance Nupes the some 44,400 votes collected by three candidates: Hervé Saulignac (1st district of Ardèche), Dominique Potier (5th of Meurthe-et-Moselle) and Joël Aviragnet (8th from Haute-Garonne).
All three had been invested by the PS as part of Nupes.
But a sign of the complexity of the situation, Dominique Potier told AFP on Monday that he was not a Nupes candidate, but DVG, even if the Nupes did not present a candidate against him, and that he could if elected, to sit with the socialist and related group.
Asked by AFP, the ministry explained that it had “recognized as Various Left” these three candidates “initially invested by Nupes” but then having “declared to want to renounce this investiture” Nupes.
The ministry also argues that the situation is the same for the presidential majority, for example for the minister “Damien Abad, who we can legitimately think is supported by + Ensemble +”, and who “is counted in Divers right”.
The ministry also points out that “no overseas candidate appeared” in the “yet very complete list” of “all the candidates to whom it will be appropriate to attribute the nuance +Nupes+” addressed by the Nupes campaign management at the ministry on June 8.
Thus certain candidates from Corsica and Overseas, territories outside the national Nupes agreement, have not been counted, such as Karine Le Bon in the 2nd constituency of Reunion and the outgoing deputy Insoumis Hugues Ratenon in the 5th. /p>
According to LFI, they nevertheless campaigned for Nupes.
In a press release, LFI calls on the media to set up “their own accounts”, and promises “a real authority independent electoral system” if Nupes has a majority in the legislative elections.
“It's not a game, it's just our democracy”, argued Mr. Mélenchon, saying he had “always trusted” in the authorities “but now we have a big doubt”.
For Christophe Castaner, Manuel Bompard “talks about people they support now when they did not support them two days ago”.
A comment deemed “incredible” by the candidate Nupes who, in a new tweet, criticized the LREM deputy for “qualifying as conspirators those who ask just an exact presentation of the results”.
06/13/2022 17:28:34 – Paris ( AFP) – © 2022 AFP