Senator, then European deputy, then deputy under the colors of La France insoumise… Jean-Luc Mélenchon will leave the benches of the National Assembly next week. At 70, the leader of the New Popular, Ecological and Solidarity Union (Nupes) has decided not to stand for re-election.
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Elected in 2017 deputy of the 4e constituency of Bouches-du-Rhône, Jean-Luc Mélenchon has established himself over the past five years as one of the great figures of opposition to the government. Benalla affair, movement of “yellow vests”, pension reform, climate law, vaccination pass … he knew how to seize every opportunity to castigate the policy of Emmanuel Macron, not without hints of humor. In March 2020, for example, during parliamentary discussions on the climate law, he did not hesitate to make fun of the attitude of the ministers towards the Head of State. Hands clasped as if to make a prayer he launches, full of irony: “O thank you our good master! », « thank you our lord! “.
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His speeches, often eloquent and theatrical, are scrutinized and relayed on social networks by his supporters as well as by his detractors. The video above features five of his landmark speeches to the National Assembly.