The communist presidential candidate Fabien Roussel announced on Friday that he was a candidate for re-election in the legislative elections in the North, pleading for the rally on the left from the first round for a new majority in the National Assembly.
“These elections are decisive” because “it will be an opportunity to elect a new majority in the National Assembly which will meet your expectations”, declared Roussel, in a video message posted on his Facebook account. “From the first round, let’s unite, let’s come together to make our voices heard,” he added.
The ambition of a “new left majority in the Assembly”
Emmanuel Macron “must not consider his election against Marine Le Pen as a victory and support for his program, far from it”, also writes in a newspaper broadcast from Friday evening in his constituency the leader of the Communists, who obtained 2.28% in the first round of the presidential election.
The outgoing MP assures us that he wants to continue the fight from the 20th constituency in the North “in the widest gathering (…) with the ambition that a new left-wing majority in the National Assembly will provide strong answers in terms of power to purchase, retirement, ecological transition, health, access to school and to all public services”.
Intense negotiations continued on the left on Friday to find an agreement between La France Insoumise and, in particular, the PS, EELV and the PCF for the legislative elections. “The time is serious because we must do everything to defend our purchasing power and prevent any form of social regression such as retirement at 65,” insists Mr. Roussel.
“The results recorded in France, as in our constituency, show that the French are more than ever divided, torn or worried about their future and that of their children,” he also wrote, while his stronghold of Saint-Amand-les- Eaux placed Marine Le Pen in the lead in the first round of the presidential election, at 28.24%, ahead of the communist candidate at 20.71%.
In 2017, Fabien Roussel was elected deputy in the second round in this constituency, with 63.88% of the vote against 36.12% for the National Front candidate, Ludovic De Danne. In the first round, he was only 1% ahead of the FN candidate, the LREM candidate, Daniel Zielinski, arriving in 3rd place (20.17%).