Mélenchon in search of a new breath for the second round

ANALYSIS – Despite the dynamics in the first round, the Nupes has little reservoir of votes and wants to convince the abstainers.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon affirmed it on Sunday evening, a few minutes after the results: “La Nupes passed the first test in a magnificent way that she met”. Before quickly adding: “It remains to do the other part of the way”. The one who will be the hardest for this unprecedented alliance on the left, given neck and neck with the presidential camp in the first round.

The quasi-marketing argument around the idea that Jean-Luc Mélenchon could be “elected prime minister” is getting closer to fiction for good given the projections for the second round. Within the Nupes, everyone dreamed of distancing the macronists more clearly from the first round to see this scenario through to the end, mobilizing on the left. For this short week between the two rounds, the Nupes must therefore rethink its strategy and now wants to install the idea of ​​a “referendum” against Emmanuel Macron. Jean-Luc Mélenchon took over the formula on Monday evening, during the “20 Hours” of France 2: “If you want to retire at 60…

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