La France insoumise (LFI) and the Socialist Party (PS) published, on Tuesday May 10 evening, a first list of candidates invested for the legislative elections of June 2022, within the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes), this alliance on the left also grouping Europe Ecologie-Les Verts (EELV) and the French Communist Party (PCF).

The “rebellious”, who will present themselves in a total of 360 constituencies, revealed 324 names. The suspense remains over the 4th constituency of Bouches-du-Rhône, that of Jean-Luc Mélenchon who underlined on Sunday that he was preparing “rather for the idea of ​​being prime minister than for the idea of ‘to be a new MP’. The leader of LFI, who will be present Thursday evening at an “aperitif” of the Popular Union in Marseille, must soon say if he is standing again.

While he was to present himself in the 14th district of the Rhône, under the banner of Nupes, the journalist and activist Taha Bouhafs withdrew his candidacy, denouncing, on Tuesday, “an unprecedented storm of attacks”.

The rest of the names should be revealed in the coming days. Among the known LFI candidates are in particular almost all of the outgoing deputies, including:

Newcomers and personalities

Among the newcomers, many LFI figures, such as the general secretary of the movement Clémence Guétté (2nd from Val-de-Marne), the election coordinator Paul Vannier (5th from Val-d’Oise), the lawyer Raquel Garido (5th from Seine-Saint-Denis), the councilor of Paris Danielle Simonnet (15th from Paris), the regional councilor of Ile-de-France Sophia Chikirou (6th from Paris), the national secretary of the Left Party Sarah Legrain ( 16th in Paris), or even the digital manager of Jean-Luc Mélenchon Antoine Leaument (10th in Essonne).

The list also includes personalities such as the former spokesperson for the NGO Attac Aurélie Trouvou (9th from Seine-Saint-Denis), who had taken the presidency of the Parliament of the popular union during the presidential campaign, the ecologist Claire Lejeune (7th from Essonne), the former spokesperson for Sandrine Rousseau in the primary ecologists Thomas Portes (3rd from Seine-Saint-Denis), but also the spokesperson for the chambermaids who had been on strike for 22 months for better working conditions at the Ibis hotel in Batignolles Rachel Kéké (7th in Val-de-Marne), journalist and founder of the Ecological Revolution for Living (REV) Aymeric Caron (18th in Paris), lawyer Caroline Mecary (7th in Paris), and comedian Gérald Dahan (3rd in Charente-Maritime).

Dominique Potier invested by the PS despite his reluctance

For its part, the Socialist Party, which will have 70 candidates invested, published a list of 56 names, including its first secretary Olivier Faure (11th district of Seine-et-Marne) and the patron saint of deputies Valérie Rabault (1st district of Tarn -et-Garonne).

About fifteen outgoing deputies are also presenting themselves, including Boris Vallaud (3rd constituency of Landes), Guillaume Garot (1st of Mayenne) or even Dominique Potier (5th of Meurthe-et-Moselle), who nevertheless declared that he did not want not be invested in the name of Nupes.

Among the new investors, there are in particular the negotiator of the agreement with LFI Pierre Jouvet (4th from Drôme), Laurent Baumel (4th from Indre-et-Loire), the former deputy Jérôme Guedj (6th from Essonne ), or even the deputy mayor of Paris Olga Polski (11th in Paris).


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