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Although she recognizes that the situation is painful, tiringshe wishes, with a group of activists, to distribute leaflets in a popular district of the city, a question of thanking the voters who, in large numbers, voted for the candidate of La France insoumise.

Nationally, Jean-Luc Mélenchon won 22% of the vote in the first round, arriving about a percentage point behind Marine Le Pen. In Marseille, support for the radical left candidate exceeded 30%.

The area where partisan activity takes place, not far from the center of Marseille, is at the heart of the constituency of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who, in addition to running for president, is a member of the National Assembly .

Pascale, an activist from La France insoumise.

Pascale, an activist from La France insoumise, notes that the voters of Jean-Luc Mélenchon are of interest to presidential candidates.

Photo: TurnedNews.com / Raphaël Bouvier-Auclair.

Now that the candidate is no longer in the race for the Élysée, what will his voters do on Sunday?

I will not vote, Sir, because between the plague and cholera, I prefer to stay at hometells us a woman who voted Mélenchon in the first round.

A little further, Inès, a young voter, says she will vote for Emmanuel Macron, but without much enthusiasm.

We are going to vote because we do not want Marine Le Pen to pass. We will vote for Macron, but reluctantly. »

A quote from Inès, a voter from Marseille

At least, Macron, we already know, while Marine, we don’t knowadds her friend Noémie.

After the first round, Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s political party conducted a consultation with more than 300,000 of its voters about their intentions for the second round duel.

Result: 33% of those consulted intend to support the outgoing president, but the others prefer a blank vote or abstention. It should be noted that a vote for Marine Le Pen was not an option in the context of this consultation, since Jean-Luc Mélenchon called on his supporters not to vote for the far-right candidate.

The outstretched hands of Macron and Le Pen

Although the name of her candidate does not appear on the ballot papers on Sunday, the militant of La France insoumise Pascale Touleron notes that her political movement still has an important weight in the presidential campaign.

Of course, we were disappointed by the results of the first round. But, that said, as we made a good score, we see that our political opponents have all their eyes on us. They wonder what we’re all going to do. »

A quote from Pascale Touleron, activist of La France insoumise
Activists distribute Macron campaign leaflets near a metro entrance in Marseille.

Activists distribute Macron campaign leaflets near a metro entrance in Marseille.

Photo: TurnedNews.com / Raphaël Bouvier-Auclair.

Since April 10, the two opponents in the second round have also tried to court this left-wing electorate.

Passing through Marseille for a rally last Saturday, outgoing President Emmanuel Macron has, for example, promised to put the environment at the heart of a second term if he is re-elected. The candidate thus undertook to appoint a Prime Minister who will be responsible for ecological planning.

Although Jean-Luc Mélenchon asked his voters not to give one voiceMarine Le Pen is nevertheless trying to win the support of some voters on the radical left.

Throughout this campaign, the far-right candidate has thus put forward economic and social themes, in particular purchasing power. Then, during a rally that took place in Avignon on April 14, she called patriots on the right, patriots on the left or elsewhere to join her, a question of uniting the anti-Macron vote.

Eléonore Bez, a municipal councilor from the National Rally, speaks to a voter during a market day in Marseille.

A municipal councilor from the National Rally speaks to a voter during a market day in Marseille.

Photo: TurnedNews.com / Raphaël Bouvier-Auclair.

Will this call be heard by certain voters of Jean-Luc Mélenchon? Polls show that, within this electorate, the Le Pen option would be in the minority compared to the Macron vote or abstention.

Still, Jean-Paul, a resident of Marseilles who will void his vote on Sunday, believes the idea of ​​change might appeal to some voters on the radical left.

a third round : the legislative elections in June, which aim to renew the National Assembly.

The more deputies we have in the Assembly, the more we will be able to get our ideas across.says activist Pascale Touleron while distributing leaflets to voters in Marseille.

In an interview with the BFMTV channel a few days ago, Jean-Luc Mélenchon also mentioned the importance he attached to this election.

I ask the French to elect me Prime Ministersaid the politician, who believes that if his party wins a majority of seats in the National Assembly, the winner of the presidential election will have no choice but to appoint him as head of government.

Although the idea motivates the militant base and Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s movement has succeeded in imposing itself on the left of the political spectrum, the challenge remains daunting. In its current composition, the French Assembly has only 17 deputies from La France insoumise out of 577 elected.

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