Dhe scenes captured on the spot are worth more than a long speech to measure the effect, a year later, of the entry of 88 deputies from the National Rally (RN) into the National embly. Here, it is a snap of surprised kisses between the deputy (RN) of the North Sébastien Chenu and an elected Renaissance. There, it is a jovial aside seen between the same Sébastien Chenu and a deputy (La France insoumise) supposed to be his best enemy. Qualified by Yaël Braun-Pivet, the President (Renaissance) of the embly, of “very good vice-president”Sebastien Chenu, elected to this position on June 29, 2022incarnates with greed the notabilisation sought by Marine Le Pen, candidate three times beaten in the presidential election and nevertheless convinced to get there one day.
When you don’t come to get your party, the varnish resists well. Otherwise, violence arises. This was the case, Sunday May 28, when, questioned during the program “Political Questions” on France Interthe same Sébastien Chenu, defector from the right who became a marinist in 2014, describes the Prime Minister as“uneducated, unworthy and incapable”. Elisabeth Borne had just affirmed at the microphone of Radio J that she didn’t believe “not at all to the normalization of the National Rally”, which she considers “Pétain’s heir”.
Which way to take the RN? How to stop the progress of a party which distinguishes itself from all the others by highlighting national preference as a principle of government and a solution to French ills?
The debate agitates the executive but not only. It shakes all opponents of Marine Le Pen in search of an effective parade against that which claims to rely on the aspirations of the people to tip the country into the camp of illiberal democracies.
Using the moral arguments that fueled the Republican front against Jean-Marie Le Pen in 2002 has become almost ineffective against his daughter Marine, who uses all the tricks to escape the paternal heritage. Conversely, renouncing what has been called “demonization” automatically contributes to trivializing the nature of the political conquest that it is trying to achieve after having united behind it part of the popular electorate around a social and nationalist discourse whose mainspring remains the contestation of European rules and the rejection of the stranger.
The RN consolidates its place
Carried out in this context, the pension reform resembles a fuse lit in a powder keg. By first affecting those who started working early, it hits Marine Le Pen’s electorate hard.
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