Jordan Bardella, president of the National Rally, considered it possible on Friday that his party “come first in the first round” of the legislative elections and “prevent Emmanuel Macron from having an absolute majority” in the National Assembly, unlike what polls predict.
According to the latest Ifop-Fiducial barometer for LCI published on Tuesday, the RN would obtain 20 to 50 seats at the end of the second round, against 275 to 310 seats for Ensemble!, the confederation of parties of the presidential majority, and 170 to 205 for the New popular, ecological and social union (Nupes), associating LFI, EELV, the PCF and the PS.
“I think that today we are in a position to arrive at the top of the first round of the legislative elections and perhaps to prevent Emmanuel Macron from having an absolute majority”, however estimated Jordan Bardella on Friday on BFMTV and RMC.
“Our voters generally come in quite late in the election,” he justified to explain the discrepancy between his forecast and the current polls.
He also described Nupes, identified by the presidential majority as its main competitor for the legislative elections, as a “media scenario”.
Sébastien Chenu, RN deputy from the North and spokesperson for the party, maintained on Public Senate the objective of “100 to 150 deputies” RN at the end of the second round of June 19, while the RN, which currently has seven deputies, including one related, must obtain 15 elected to form a group.
Former presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, who is running for deputy in Pas-de-Calais, for her part said on Cnews that the RN was “the first political movement in France”, being given that Together! and Nupes are coalitions of several political movements.
She also called on the voters of Reconquête!, the party of Eric Zemmour, to vote “useful” by choosing the RN candidates.
03/06/2022 11:37:45 – Paris (AFP) – © 2022 AFP