It is a pass of arms in order. The boss of the LREM deputies was offended by the declaration of Jean-Luc Mélenchon who considers Emmanuel Macron as the “most poorly elected president of the Fifth Republic”. Christophe Castaner denounced “the dangerous game” of the Insoumis which he accuses of spreading “fake News”.
“It is factually false, both in percentage and in number of votes”, he said on France 2, in reaction to the statements of Jean-Luc Mélenchon on Sunday evening, after the victory of the outgoing president against Marine The pen. According to figures from the Ministry of the Interior, Emmanuel Macron won the second round with 18.8 million votes (58.54%) against 13.3 million for Marine Le Pen (41.46%).
Castaner “convinced” that Macron will have a majority in the legislative elections
“President François Mitterrand twice did less well in terms of number of votes and percentage. Georges Pompidou, François Hollande and even Jacques Chirac have done less well”, explained the boss of the LREM deputies, accusing the Insoumis of “swinging fake news, which moreover makes small and is then taken up permanently”.
“I think it’s a dangerous game, but I am convinced that the French will have the will to give the ambition and the means to Emmanuel Macron to be able to carry the power on which he was elected”, he said. judged, in reaction to the ambition of the third man in the campaign to impose cohabitation during the “third round” of the legislative elections in June.
“Go down one floor”
“Already in 2017, we had heard Jean-Luc Mélenchon question the election because he was not qualified in the 2nd round, for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, an election that he does not win is an election that does not ‘does not exist,’ slashed government spokesman Gabriel Attal on BFMTV.
The number two of LFI Adrien Quatennens immediately reacted to the words of the boss of the LREM deputies, calling him to “go down a floor”.
Barrier vote rather than membership vote
“The reality is that Emmanuel Macron is elected in an ocean of abstention”, which reached 28% in the second round on Sunday, he also said on France 2. This abstention rate is higher than that recorded in 2017 (25.44%), and represents a record since the presidential election of 1969 (31%).
“Half of the voters who voted for him yesterday did so in favor of a far-right blocking vote and not by membership,” he said. “Yes, so he is extremely poorly elected, he is extremely weak,” he added.