And now, what will become of the Nupes?

It’s a painful landing after two months of campaigning in levitation. In recent days, according to those close to him, Jean-Luc Mélenchon had prepared to govern the country. He had consulted his own, cut out ministries, surveyed partners. When he saw the mayor of Lyon, Grégory Doucet, in early June, he asked him for names with a view to forming a government team. We do not know how much he believed in it, but the leader of the “rebellious” always acted as if victory was within reach. So this day after the second round, in front of his party headquarters, the man who dreamed of Matignon did not manage to hide a hint of bitterness: “The result is quite disappointing. »

The New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes) returns to earth. A month and a half after being united in joy and good humor, “rebellious”, socialists, ecologists and communists have, it seems, finished dreaming. “It’s true, we had taken to believing in an impossible mission”, recognizes the leader of the Socialist Party, Olivier Faure. By electing 131 deputies, the Nupes strategists fail very far from an absolute majority (289 seats), but they fulfill a double objective: to hinder Emmanuel Macron and double the number of left-wing deputies in the Assembly. “Anyway, we beat him, he doesn’t have the majority”proclaimed Jean-Luc Mélenchon Sunday evening in front of his troops.

Victory by chaos? A few hours later, the same understood that the prog

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