Communicate in the absence of really legislating? A year after a fruitful harvest in the last legislative elections (89 deputies), the RN intends to capitalize on its presence in the National embly and its efforts for respectability. A “tie strategy”, which is bearing fruit in public opinion – the party is up in the polls – but struggles to hide his isolation.
“Simply: THANK YOU! “Wrote Laure Lavalette on Twitter, MP for Var and media figure of the party, to mark this first year. Marine Le Pen, in a “message to the French” broadcast on social networks, evokes for her part “a historic upheaval in the Fifth Republic”. The trailer for an “exclusive” report retracing the far-right party’s first year at the Palais-Bourbon, against a backdrop of solemn music and chiaroscuro images, completed the story of a party that says he is ready to rule.
“The RN is in line with the expectations of the French, they want seriousness, work, respect for institutions, and proximity, welcomes Jordan Bardella, the president of the party, to “Echos”. The record of our deputies is remarkable both at the Palais-Bourbon and in their constituencies, and even our opponents recognize it, ”he ures.
“It was important to mark the occasion, everything has changed in a year, traces the entourage of Marine Le Pen. We can really show the French what we really are, far from the caricatures that have been made of us”. Marginal under the previous legislature, its troops are now superior in number to the Republicans (63 deputies).
However, they struggle to make their mark on large texts. The executive under pressure returns the extremes – LFI and RN – back to back in the hemicycle and tries to widen its majority relative to the so-called “republican” oppositions, most often on the right with LR. With less success.
None of the texts proposed by the RN, last January, during its parliamentary niche, could not be voted on. At the time, the party had tried to convince the other opposition parties by proposing the abolition of low emission zones (ZFE), exemption measures for companies in order to increase wages by 10% or even the wearing of uniform for schoolchildren or college students.
More embarring, the parliamentary commission of inquiry into interference, yet at the initiative of the RN, ended in an embarring audition for Marine Le Pen questioned for nearly four hours about the granting of a “Russian loan” to her party.
Four in number, his motions of censure were never in a position to be adopted. The persistence of a “sanitary cordon” prevents, for the moment, the other political parties from voting with the RN, despite some breaches on the LR side. After a year, few elected officials have managed to come into the light apart from Jean-Philippe Tanguy, deputy of the Somme or Thomas Ménagé, speaker during the pension reform. Two former supporters of Nicolas Dupont-Aignan who joined the ranks of the RN shortly before the presidential election. At the risk of creating some jealousy within a group where the “historic channel” deputies hardly exist in the shadow of Marine Le Pen.
Despite their significant presence in the embly, committee chairmen criticize the weaknesses of elected RNs on the merits. An article from the “JDD” points to a number of amendments retained in session (125) lower than those of France Insoumise (245) despite a participation rate in public ballots (40%) higher than the average for other groups, according to the “datan” site. “By dint of waiting for the voters to fall into their arms, they forget to be on the offensive, perceives Robin Reda, deputy of the majority in Essonne. In the end, political life for the French is played out between the majority and the Nupes”.
Above all, the RN does not abandon its fundamentals after the attack on Monday of a septuagenarian and her granddaughter in Bordeaux. “These attacks are daily and the insecurity aggravated by the migratory chaos is becoming endemic,” tweeted Marine Le Pen on Tuesday. Way to remember that, on these subjects, the party to the flame does not intend to play the extras.