Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo

Francia. Elezioni Regionali. Sondaggi preconizzano una affermazione della Le Pen.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-06-19.

Paris. Saint-Denis. Monumento funebre in onore di Luigi XVI e Maria Antonietta.

«Marine Le Pen’s National Rally movement could gain its first ever region in elections starting this Sunday»

«His far-right party boss, Marine Le Pen, encountered an angry mob when she visited six years earlier»

«The bogeyman threat doesn’t work anymore»

«As France prepares to hold regional elections starting Sunday, Mariani is leading the race to take control of the area around Marseille, France’s second-most populous city, and the French Riviera»

«Mariani, 62, served as a transport minister under right-wing President Nicolas Sarkozy and mayor of Valreas, a town in the region»

«Mariani’s strong showing is partly down to the disarray of the traditional parties, which have struggled to find their feet ever since Macron exploded France’s old two-party system with his centrist win in 2017»

«As Alexandra Masson, a candidate on Mariani’s ticket, was handing out flyers, she was approached by a right-wing voter. The man said he felt “betrayed” by Muselier’s alliance with the president’s party, adding: “there’s no way I’m voting for Macron.”»

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«Marine Le Pen lancia la nuova sfida. La leader della destra francese è favorita nei sondaggi per le elezioni regionali francesi di domenica, considerate un test in vista delle presidenziali del 2022. ….

In base agli ultimi sondaggi, nella regione Provenza Alpi Costa Azzurra, il candidato del Raggruppamento nazionale (RN), Thierry Mariani, è dato in netto vantaggio al 41% rispetto a quello di Les Republicains (LR, destra), Renaud Muselier, al 34%, e vincitore in caso di ballottaggio il 27 giugno ….

Il partito di Le Pen è in testa nelle intenzioni di voto nelle regioni Borgogna Franca Contea, Centro Val della Loira, Occitania» [Affari Italiani]

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The Far-Right Could Win France’s Famously Diverse Region.

Marine Le Pen’s National Rally movement could gain its first ever region in elections starting this Sunday.

Thierry Mariani didn’t know what to expect as his campaign approached the street market in Antibes.

His far-right party boss, Marine Le Pen, encountered an angry mob when she visited six years earlier. But something has changed in this corner of France, maybe across the whole country.

“The bogeyman threat doesn’t work anymore,” Mariani said in an interview. Instead of shouts and scuffles, he posed for selfies with fans and chatted to shoppers browsing the cheeses, flowers and vegetables.

As France prepares to hold regional elections starting Sunday, Mariani is leading the race to take control of the area around Marseille, France’s second-most populous city, and the French Riviera. If he wins, in the last nationwide vote before the presidential election next April, it would be the first time that Le Pen’s movement has taken control of a region and show that her new, more moderate message is resonating far beyond the party’s traditional areas of support.

That could help Le Pen gain “the credibility her movement lacks” as she prepares to fight President Emmanuel Macron for his job, says Gilles Ivaldi, a political scientist who studies radical right-wing movements. It could serve as a “stepping stone” to the Elysee, he adds.

Mariani, 62, served as a transport minister under right-wing President Nicolas Sarkozy and mayor of Valreas, a town in the region. He’s currently a member of the European Parliament.

A decade ago, Mariani was running against Le Pen’s father, Jean-Marie, in the same election, as a candidate for the Republicans, France’s traditional conservative party. He jokes that he’s since bonded with Marine over their shared passion for breeding cats. He informally joined her movement after she took over its leadership and is now one of her most popular lieutenants.

Mariani’s strong showing is partly down to the disarray of the traditional parties, which have struggled to find their feet ever since Macron exploded France’s old two-party system with his centrist win in 2017.

The Greens in Provence-Alpe-Cote-d’Azur tried and failed to strike an alliance with the left-wing populist France Unbowed party of Jean-Luc Melenchon.

The incumbent, Renaud Muselier of the Republicans, meanwhile, attempted to boost his chances by teaming up with Macron’s party. But that angered voters as well as the Republicans officials who fear such a pact will undermine their credibility as an alternative to Macron — they’re also terrified the president is weakening their party by winning over the more liberal members while Le Pen absorbs the most right-wing elements.

That frustration, and how it benefits the National Rally, was apparent in the Antibes market.

As Alexandra Masson, a candidate on Mariani’s ticket, was handing out flyers, she was approached by a right-wing voter. The man said he felt “betrayed” by Muselier’s alliance with the president’s party, adding: “there’s no way I’m voting for Macron.”