We know 90% of LFI candidates. La France insoumise published Tuesday evening a list of 324 first candidates invested for the legislative elections within the New popular ecological and social union (Nupes), leaving the suspense on the 4th constituency of Bouches-du-Rhône, that of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who must soon say whether he is standing again. The latter, who stressed on Sunday that he was preparing “rather for the idea of being Prime Minister than for the idea of being a new deputy”, will be present Thursday evening at an “aperitif” of the Union popular in Marseilles.
In total, within Nupes, the new left-wing alliance bringing together LFI, EELV, PS and PCF for the June legislative elections, LFI will have 360 constituencies. The rest of the names should be revealed in the coming days.
Lots of outgoing
Among those unveiled on Tuesday evening, are in particular almost all of the outgoing deputies: the patron saint of deputies LFI Mathilde Panot (1st constituency of Val-de-Marne), Clémentine Autain (11th of Seine-Saint-Denis), Alexis Corbière (7th of Seine-Saint-Denis), Bastien Lachaud (6th of Seine-Saint-Denis), Eric Coquerel (1st of Seine-Saint-Denis), François Ruffin (1st of the Somme), Danièle Obono (17th of Paris), Adrien Quatennens (1st from the North) Ugo Bernalicis (2nd from the North), Caroline Fiat (6th from Meurthe-et-Moselle), Bénédicte Taurine (1st from Ariège), Michel Larive (2nd from Ariège), or even Loïc Prud man (3rd in Gironde).
Among the newcomers, many figures from LFI, such as the general secretary of the movement Clémence Guétté (2nd from Val-de-Marne), the election coordinator Paul Vannier (5th from Val-d’Oise), the lawyer Raquel Garido (5th from Seine-Saint-Denis), the councilor of Paris Danielle Simonnet (15th from Paris), the regional councilor of Ile-de-France Sophia Chikirou (6th from Paris), the national secretary of the Left Party Sarah Legrain ( 16th in Paris), the digital manager of Jean-Luc Mélenchon Antoine Leaument (10th in Essonne).
Taha Bouhafs throws in the towel
The list also includes the former spokesperson for the NGO Attac Aurélie Trouvou (9th from Seine-Saint-Denis), who had taken the presidency of the Parliament of the popular union during the presidential campaign, The ecologist Claire Lejeune (7th from Essonne), the former spokesperson for Sandrine Rousseau in the primary ecologists Thomas Portes (3rd from Seine-Saint-Denis), but also the spokesperson for the chambermaids who had been 22 months strike for better working conditions at the Ibis hotel in Batignolles Rachel Kéké (7th in Val-de-Marne), journalist and founder of the Ecological Revolution for Living (REV) Aymeric Caron (18th in Paris), l lawyer Caroline Mecary (7th in Paris), or comedian Gérald Dahan (3rd in Charente-Maritime).
Tuesday morning, journalist Taha Bouhafs announced his withdrawal from Vénissieux, in the Rhône, indicating that he had “underestimated the power of this system when it wants to crush you”. The former communist presidential candidate Fabien Roussel had notably asked France Insoumise to “review this candidacy”, also considering that Michèle Picard, the PCF mayor of Vénissieux, was more legitimate locally than the journalist.