“Are you showing off again? “: tensions and clashes on television sets in the second round of the legislative elections

It has become an election night classic. As at the end of each election, men and women politicians offered viewers the sad spectacle of an impossible dialogue, between invectives, punchlines and moments of generalized cacophony. Anthology in the montage below.

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Disavowal for Macron, wave RN and mixed success for Nupes: the lessons of the second round of legislative elections

“Rebellious France means less police, more cannabis”

Probably the most violent altercation opposed Clémentine Autain, Nupes deputy from Seine-Saint-Denis, and Laure Lavalette, RN deputy in the Var, France 2 plateau. When Anne-Sophie Lapix asks Clémentine Autain if she can support the government on certain texts of law, Laure Lavalette cuts it:

“Retirement I think at 65 since you voted for them…”, she says. Immediate response from the LFI representative: “In fact you have decided to embark on a career in comedy? “. The tone then rises on the question of the first opposition group, a position that the Nupes and the National Rally claim in an atmosphere of cacophony. Clémentine Autain, who is struggling to finish her sentences, launches:

“Democracy, is it going to be like that in Parliament too? You will have to be able to listen to others. »

As the debate continues and Clémentine Autain accuses the RN representative of not “to have fought over purchasing power”. Respondent’s response:

” – Well of course. And on purchasing power, and on security, and on the burkini… La France insoumise means more cannabis, less police! “.“You see, purchasing power lasted 20 seconds…”

Anne-Sophie Lapix then puts an end to the pass of arms between the two women: “We will not be able to redo the debate between the two rounds”.

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“I have a crutch head? »

Tense atmosphere, too, on TF1 at the start of the evening between Jordan Bardella and Rachida Dati, known for her offensive tone during election nights. However, it was the interim president of the National Rally who attacked, unrolling his usual argument:

“The LRs will be the government’s back-up force. Despite all the respect I have for you, you will be Emmanuel Macron’s crutch. »

Rachida Dati’s scathing response is not long in coming: “I have a crutch head? » And to resume by explaining that “The Republicans” are “ a party of responsibility and opposition”.

“Are you showing off again? »

On the BFMTV set, several moments of generalized cacophony marked the evening (it must be said that the presenters were not helped by the number of guests on set, a dozen or so). But the most tense battle was undoubtedly between Alexis Corbière (Nupes) and Éric Dupond-Moretti. The deputy of insubordinate France criticized the lawyer for his “arrogance”:

“- I find the Eric Dupond-Moretti that I knew for years… Are you still arrogant? […] Are you still showing off? Well done! »“- The invectives, Mr. Corbière…”“- No, it’s not invective. You don’t talk to me like that. »

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The dialogue continues, and while Eric Dupond-Moretti evokes “a disappointing result”, Alexis Corbière cuts it off again: “a defeat”. On this last spade, the Minister of Justice ends his speech.

While the presidential party did not obtain an absolute majority in the National Assembly, dialogue between the parties will prove crucial in order to be able to vote on texts. What, perhaps, to encourage elected officials of all stripes to stop the invectives.

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