Legislative elections 2022: a tense duel and suspense to the end

Will Jean-Luc Mélenchon and his allies succeed in depriving President Macron of his absolute majority? The legislative election may not be a mere “confirmation” ballot.

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VSis another duel. The presidential election had seen Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen clash. A month and a half later, while 48 million French voters are invited to the polls this Sunday for the first round of legislative elections (the second round will take place on June 19), the re-elected Head of State is preparing for a ” body-to-body” with Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

This one, deputy of Marseilles in the outgoing Assembly, is however not a candidate for his re-election. But the leader of the Insoumis, who came third in the Elysian ballot, managed to place his “Nupes” (the left alliance he forged by hand) neck and neck with Together, the coalition which brings together the parties macronists. According to an Ipsos poll, the bloc formed by the Insoumis, the PS, the Greens and the Communists is credited with 27.5% against 28% for the power camp. In the second round, this could give duels between the two formations in some 300 of the 577 constituencies.

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