for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, “you can not play much”

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La France insoumise candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon held meetings on Tuesday in 12 different French cities thanks to his holograms. The Elysee pretender said he was able to bring “the most incredible political bifurcation” in the event of qualifying for the second round of Sunday’s presidential election.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon and the holograms, who broadcast his performance at the meeting in 11 other cities on Tuesday 5 April in Lille, evoked “the most incredible political bifurcation” in the case of his joining the second round on Sunday.

These 12 simultaneous meetings brought together more than 20,000 people according to LFI, in cities chosen to cross the territory, from Pau to Besançon, from Nice to Le Havre via Narbonne.

The evening was conceived as the apogee of the La France insoumise campaign organization, which crushed the competition on the left and kept the hopes of a second round qualification alive, even though Marine Le Pen is well ahead of Jean- Luc Mélenchon ranks second in all polls.

“Technical bet”

Campaign director Manuel Bompard and organizer Bastien Lachaud breathed a sigh of relief at the end of the match: “Tonight was a technical bet with 1,000 people involved, everything worked out.”

And a great clamor from the Lille audience accompanied the appearance, on the screen, of the other 11 theaters, where the hologram of the candidate who had just entered the scene appeared.

The clamor had been just as loud a few minutes earlier, when Northern MP Adrien Quatennens had launched into the preamble to the hall: “I think of all of you when the face of Jean-Luc Mélenchon appears for the second round.

Andréa Escoute, 20, with a degree in political science, is one of those who have ended up deciding to vote for the Insoumis, even though she is basically a Social Democrat: “I am happy that Jean-Luc Mélenchon is up. In my graduation, we were all disappointed by the state of the left, things are better even if we are not all convinced of it, we have discussed it and we are mobilizing so as not to end up with Marine Le Pen in second place. “


She is angry with the rest of the left, she told AFP: “Can you kick them, see how he can do it when we work?”

A campaign leader of Anne Hidalgo acknowledged it on Tuesday: “Mélenchon had been in combat for five years, he prepared himself, he has the job, the charisma, the speaking force and his party didn’t just start for him, not for the election. intermediate “.

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The tribune himself put all his strength into his last meeting, delivering one of the longest and most lively speeches of his campaign, evoking “the great wheel of history and its gears”. There are “three days” to the electoral campaign, he exclaimed: “Right now we feel our destiny at hand, we can bring the most incredible political bifurcation!”

“Neoliberal hallucination”

Bifurcation to move away from the “neoliberal hallucinations”, to “break economically with this crazy system that wants to transform everything into a commodity”, and to reconnect with the “long time”.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon warned that “it can be played for a little while”. Then, in hopes of overcoming the far-right candidate, he beat up Marine Le Pen, addressing his “angry but not fascist” voters. “How can you take someone so far from your basic life concerns?” thundered the tribune, saying that he wanted to “put an end to this mystification”.

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For example, during the parliamentary debate on pension reform between the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, “your name doesn’t even appear once in the pension reform reports, there hasn’t been a second fight, ever!”

Jean-Luc Mélenchon also delivered a summary of his program, focusing in particular on the “feminist revolution”, a sequence that garnered many of the crowd’s most enthusiastic applause.

And while he delivered a sort of balance sheet of his career, recalling that the rebel succession was ensured with his young and numerous lieutenants, he motivated his troops to convince the undecided: “We still have three days (…). we feel with delicacy but strength that everyone is responsible, individually, personally, for what will happen.

With AFP

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