Jean-Luc Mélenchon has not been available this Saturday. While visiting Grégory Doucet in the morning, the president of La France Insoumise held a small meeting in the afternoon in the Square de la France Libre, in the center of the 20th city in France.
In the suffocating heat, about 500 activists from the New Popular Ecological and Social Union came to listen to the speech of the man who now fully undertakes to lead a campaign to be “elected Prime MinisterJune after the parliamentary elections.
Before the owner’s arrival, the PS mayor of Villeurbanne, Cédric Van Styvendael, addressed his constituents to remind them that in this city “it is 100 years of committed left that commits us“. The City Councilor explained that NUPES represented”social justice, which is a compass“before the introduction of Gabriel Amard, candidate for the 6th constituency of the Rhône.
From father-in-law to son-in-law
The address of Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s son-in-law corresponded to that which could be uttered during a campaign meeting. We felt that he was not trying to convince, but rather to organize his troops to be sure of being elected on June 19 in this area, which is largely favorable to him.
The audience could also notice the similarities between his way of speaking and being and his campaign father. A natural connection finally, glaring as he began to enumerate a certain number of initiatives included in the NUPES program.
Before welcoming anyone who dreams of becoming prime minister, Gabriel Amard bulldozed outgoing deputy Bruno Bonnell, now executive of Emmanuel Macron’s France 2030 program. He also assured that in the event of an election, “eight to ten times a year“in its Villeurbannaise office meetings will be held”open to all“where will be”make the laws“which he will then propose to the National Assembly.
Mélenchon in its proper element
Finally, after the final touches of his speech, Jean-Luc Mélenchon went on stage to give a speech that lasted almost 1.30. The deputy for Bouches-du-Rhône began by paying tribute to the Socialist Party and the ecologists present in large numbers in the Lyon area for having “very fast“joined this New Union, which he created.
As his son-in-law and other candidates from the United Left had already been able to do, Jean-Luc Mélenchon assured that “the election that takes place is a national election, even though it takes place in each constituency“.
This introduction is probably written to justify the rest of his speech, where he will only unfold the program he had for the presidential election, without actually referring to Villeurbanne, Lyon or Rhône. He only attacked Emmanuel Macron’s record for persuading undecided voters to elect a majority against the President of the Republic to prevent him from exercising power.
“I want to be your prime minister, I’m not afraid”
“I have no complex or problem with legitimacy: in the presidential election, I gathered more votes than all the deputies sitting in the assembly“, he declared in particular to counter those who accuse him of not running in the parliamentary elections and would only reach the post of head of government.”What am I doing in this mess“, he laughed to support his point.
Health, education, ecology, policing, democratic functioning, the economy, the fight against inequality and discrimination: the Matignon President dismantled point by point the past and future political choices of La République en Marche “or Renaissance, or Ensemble, I (he) do not even know what they are called anymore“.
In short, Jean-Luc Mélenchon wants “putting man at the center of everything”. What the new popular ecological and social union aims for, “it is human harmony with each other and with nature“, He continued.
And to conclude:I want to be your Prime Minister, I’m not scared“. The activists present were unanimously impressed with the person’s talents. Marie-Charlotte Garin and Benjamin Badouard, EELV and NUPES candidates in Lyon, who arrived late on Saturday, also applauded Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s project. Raphaël Arnault also had , figure of Lyonnais’ anti-fascist milieu and candidate for 2nd district in the Rhône against the invested NUPES Hubert Julien-Laferrière. He told LyonMag to be “came to support the association of the left“, even though he was not elected to represent her.