Nicolas Dupont-Aignan and Florian Philippot will be candidates for the legislative elections, and their movements have reached an agreement to present 500 candidates in June, AFP learned on Thursday from the candidates or their entourage.
The president of Debout la France Nicolas Dupont-Aignan will be a candidate in the 8th constituency of Essonne, where he has been elected since 1997, AFP learned from those around him. The president of the Patriots, Florian Philippot affirmed that he would be a candidate in the 6th constituency of the Moselle (that of Forbach).
Candidates in 500 constituencies
Their movements have more broadly concluded with Génération Frexit an alliance for the legislative elections of June 12 and 19, according to the same sources. “In line with the agreement presented on March 14”, the three movements “will present rallying candidacies in around 500 constituencies, in mainland France, overseas and abroad”, within an alliance called “Union for France”, specifies a press release from the Patriots.
On March 14, Florian Philippot, a figure in the health antipass protests and former right-hand man of Marine Le Pen, who did not obtain the 500 signatures necessary to run for president, formalized his support for Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, who won 2.06% of the vote in the first round.
“For the first time, the patriots, the Gaullists and the sovereignists are building a real dynamic of gathering”, to defend “public freedoms, the independence of France and a social model so harshly attacked by Emmanuel Macron”, adds this press release. which calls “to enter into resistance”.