The leader of the Insoumis Jean-Luc Mélenchon threatened on Tuesday to file an appeal to the Council of State in summary proceedings so that the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes), resulting from the agreement between LFI, the PS, EELV and the PCF, can be recognized during the filing of candidatures for the legislative elections.

Traveling to Nantes, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who hopes that this new alliance of the left will allow him to access Matignon, criticized the new political color chart of the Ministry of the Interior for the elections of June 12 and 19, which does not does not take into account the Nupes in the registrations of candidates in the prefecture.

He denounced “a system of permanent deception” on the part of macronie, aiming “to be able, on the evening of the first round, to reduce the breakthrough that we will have made”. “We are going to intervene at the Council of State in summary proceedings to ask that we be recognized in our existence,” he said.

In a statement, the Nupes regretted that “the macronist camp has decided to separately count the votes collected by candidates from LFI, EELV, PS or PCF”.

“Yet all share the same program and present themselves to voters under the same banner”, insists the Nupes, which “solemnly calls on the Ministry of the Interior to give up its operation of electoral tampering”.

According to a ministry circular dated May 16, “A nuance Together! (Presidential Majority) is created in place of La République en Marche (now entitled Renaissance), the Democratic Movement, and including all the allied political formations” .

But the nuance New People’s Ecological and Social Union was not created. Because it “brings together candidates invested independently by the parties associated with this agreement”, which “tends to demonstrate the desire for these candidates to remain attached to their party of origin”, explains the circular. “These parties present themselves independently as evidenced in particular by the associations declared under public aid and the audiovisual campaign”, she adds.

“It is extremely worrying, we dispute the circular of the Ministry of the Interior”, denounced Tuesday Julien Bayou, national secretary of EELV and candidate in Paris, during a presentation to the press of all the candidates of the Nupes. in the capital.

He sees it as a “perfectly scandalous maneuver”, aimed “to deceive the rendering of the result of the first round”, since it is this political nuance which is used to analyze the results.

“They are trying to lower our score by presenting us as divided,” added Aminaté Niakaté, Nupes-EELV candidate, just returning from the prefecture, confirming that she could not register under the “Nupes” nuance.

“They are trying to erase us even in the texts”, also denounced Sophia Chikirou, Nupes-LFI candidate, specifying that difficulties had been noted in particular in Ariège and in the Rhône.

La Nupes stresses in its press release that “the right is the target of the same manipulation”, because “despite the political agreement reached between LR and the UDI, the results of candidacies from these two parties will be counted in two separate shades” .

Monday, on the first day of submitting applications to the prefecture, Jean-Luc Mélenchon had already alerted to the problem. “Erasing opponents off the scoreboard, is that still democracy?” he tweeted.

05/17/2022 16:52:47 –         Nantes (AFP) –         © 2022 AFP