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The legislative elections in 2024: Olivier Faure blames Emmanuel Macron for having favored the rise of the far right.

Elections législatives 2024 : Olivier Faure accuse Emmanuel Macron d'avoir créé "une confusion et un vide qui a été comblé par l'extrême droite"
          Le numéro un du PS était, vendredi, l'invité de "C à vous", sur France 5.

The leader of the Socialist Party participated in the program “C à vous” broadcasted on France 5 last Friday.

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A few hours before the end of the campaign for the legislative elections, Olivier Faure, the leader of the Socialist Party, was the guest on the program “C à vous,” broadcasted on France 5, on Friday, July 5. According to him, “Emmanuel Macron’s big mistake was to try to eliminate the government parties, creating confusion and a void that was filled by the far right,” he judged. “By constantly feeding the scarecrow, it became stronger than him,” he added.

Marine Le Pen criticizes Kylian Mbappé’s “moral lessons.” The leader of the National Rally, Marine Le Pen, criticized the “moral lessons” of the captain of the French national football team, Kylian Mbappé, who had called the day before to “vote for the right side” in the second round of the legislative elections. “The French are fed up with being given moral lessons, being given voting instructions,” declared the leader of the French far right on the American channel CNN. “These people who are lucky enough to live well, very well even, being shielded from insecurity, poverty, unemployment (…) I think they should keep a form of reserve,” she added.

A record total of 3.3 million proxies established since June 10. The number of proxies has significantly increased between the first and second rounds of the early legislative elections, reaching 3.3 million on Friday, according to a count by the Ministry of the Interior. Out of these 3.3 million, 2.5 million are “still active,” meaning valid for this second round. As a reminder, the number of proxies for the first round was 2.6 million, already four times more than in 2022.

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Violence and assaults during the election campaign

Since the beginning of the campaign, 51 candidates have been assaulted, announces Gérald Darmanin. “This campaign is short, less than three weeks, and yet we already count 51 candidates, substitutes, or activists who have been physically assaulted,” explained Gérald Darmanin on BFMTV on Friday morning. The former mayor of Tourcoing added that around thirty arrests have already taken place, specifying that the profile of the attackers was very diverse.

Situation in New Caledonia

In New Caledonia, 3,500 police officers and gendarmes deployed on Sunday. Gatherings will be prohibited on the archipelago from Saturday morning to Sunday evening, and the curfew, in effect since the beginning of the violence in the archipelago, is extended until July 15, announced on Friday the High Commissioner of the Republic. “The measures prohibiting the sale and transport of weapons and the sale of alcohol as well as the curfew (…) are extended throughout the territory until Monday, July 15,” detailed the services of the state representative.

Last day of the election campaign

Last day of the campaign, candidates are ramping up calls for mobilization. At midnight on Friday, the legislative campaign will officially end, with political leaders taking advantage of this last official day to multiply their speeches before holding their breath in anticipation of a historic election. On Thursday night, several representatives of major political parties were interviewed on the program “L’Evénement.”

Article source: Francetvinfo

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