Elisabeth Borne on Monday called on the majority candidates for the legislative elections to “go to political confrontation”, by trouncing the National Rally, whose program is “an assembly of misleading ideas”, and the “Danger Nupes”, described as ” forced marriage” on the left.

During an hour of videoconference with some 200 of the 550 candidates carrying the Together banner, the Prime Minister delivered messages of encouragement in view of the June 12 and 19 elections, in particular to applicants “who are in constituencies of conquest”.

“We must not hesitate to go to political confrontation,” pleaded Ms. Borne. “To think that we will be carried by the majority dynamic resulting from the presidential election alone would be a mistake”, she insisted, alongside the President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand in particular.

In her speech, the head of government pinned the National Rally (RN) and the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes), believing that “these two extreme blocs are attacking strong words to hide short ideas”.

“The RN has changed its tone and name, but it has not changed its program” which “remains an assembly of misleading ideas whose consequences would be dramatic for our country”, she hammered.

Emphasizing her quality as a “left-wing woman”, she also lingered on “the heterogeneous alliance on the left under the thumb of Jean-Luc Mélenchon”, the leader of the Insoumis, who would have “enslaved the other left-wing parties by relegating them to the rank of mere extras”.

“It is the forced marriage of all the components of the left, in the sole service of the revanchist ambitions of Jean-Luc Mélenchon”, she added, evoking her “unease” and her “concern for the country” in the face of this gathering.

“The Nupes is not the popular front but an overturned front which claims to be fighting the RN while certain convergences are disturbing”, added Ms. Borne, calling for “denouncing on the ground” this “danger Nupes”.

During this meeting, Ms. Borne was challenged by half a dozen candidates, in particular on the still mixed interest of citizens for the legislative campaign.

“We felt quite little interest from voters, abandonment, anger”, described Violaine Richard, candidate in the 4th constituency of Vaucluse, warning against the “strong risk of abstention” in this territory where the RN and Reclaim! scored high in the presidential election.

05/30/2022 20:09:39 –         Paris (AFP) –         © 2022 AFP