On April 24, on the floor of the Armenonville pavilion, in the Bois de Boulogne, Marine Le Pen and her close guard await the results of the second round of the presidential election. A glass of champagne placed in front of her, the candidate of the National Rally (RN) fixes the giant screen. She knows it, she will – again – lose to Emmanuel Macron. Around her, we see her main lieutenants, the members of her team. There is Jean-Philippe Tanguy, the former Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, the young treasurer of the RN Kévin Pfeffer, the MEP Hélène Laporte, the very marinist Edwige Diaz, the Nice lawyer Alexandra Masson or two of the main small hands of the presidential, his press officer Caroline Parmentier and Florence Goulet.
Less than two months later, all these little people will make their entry into the National Assembly. Sunday June 19, from the Hénin-Beaumont bowling alley (Pas-de-Calais), Marine Le Pen greeted these “faces beaming with enthusiasm and life, […] vanguard of this new political elite.led, according to her, to “take responsibility for the country when the Macron adventure has come to an end”.
His party obtained 89 deputies, beyond the most generous projections. The obstacle of the majority vote was swept away, as was the record of 35 deputies that the National Front (former name of the RN) had managed to place in 1986 – but thanks to the proportional system. “In our greatest hopes, we hoped to have 60 deputies
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