The 33-year-old MP for Val-de-Marne was the only candidate for this position, which she already held during the previous legislature.
The rebellious deputy Mathilde Panot was unanimously re-elected as president of the LFI group in the National Assembly, during a vote this Tuesday at the end of the day. She will now lead a very different group, with at least 70 deputies, within a left-wing Nupes coalition of some 150 elected officials.
“It’s a source of great pride, we more than double the number of deputies” on the left at the Palais Bourbon, underlined Mathilde Panot during the day.
“We are a group, not a sum of individuals”
Without Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who is no longer a deputy, she will have to manage egos and the integration of newcomers.
Some macronists are hoping for leadership disputes at LFI. “I imagine they dream of it. But we are a group, not a sum of individuals. We had the opportunity to show it with what we did at 17 during the previous five-year period”, insisted. -she.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who is no longer a deputy, had proposed on Monday the constitution of a single group of Nupes in the National Assembly. But he was met with a clear refusal from the socialist, ecologist or communist allies, who want four distinct groups.
Mathilde Panot is one of the figures of LFI. She hoped to return to the government in the event of victory of the rebellious in the legislative elections.