The president of Debout la France (DLF) Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, re-elected deputy on Sunday in the 8th district of Essonne, will not join any group and will sit among the non-registered, his movement announced on Saturday.
The national council of DLF, which met on Saturday, “unanimously stopped the principle of independence of Debout La France in the National Assembly by asking its president not to join any group”, indicated the party. sovereigntist in a press release.
He also convened an extraordinary congress on January 29, 2023 which “will re-elect all the bodies of the movement and in particular its president”.
“The abstention of the last elections demonstrated a moral crisis and a loss of confidence of the French towards the political world. More than ever Debout France wishes to offer to the French the credible alternative which misses”, underlined the party in its press release.
Debout la France, Florian Philippot’s movement Les Patriotes and Génération Frexit, created by dissidents from François Asselineau’s UPR, had reached an agreement to present around 400 candidates for the June legislative elections, but Nicolas Dupont-Aignan was the only one elected.
Before that, the sovereignist presidential candidate, where he had obtained 2.06% of the votes in the first round, had called on April 10 to “do everything to block” outgoing President Emmanuel Macron, specifying that he would vote for Marine Le Pen in the second round of the presidential election.
Aged 61, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan was first elected deputy for the 8th constituency of Essonne in 1997, before being re-elected five times.
He was a presidential candidate three times (2012, 2017 and 2022) and had forged a second-round alliance in 2017 with Marine Le Pen, who was to make him his Prime Minister in the event of victory.
06/25/2022 16:48:51 – Paris (AFP) – © 2022 AFP