On every web or TV set, in every radio studio, they met. In Belfort, Wednesday June 24, on France bleu. In Dijon, Thursday morning, to record together a debate organized by the four dailies of the EBRA group in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. In Beaune (Côte-d’Or), later in the same day, for that of France 3. The outgoing socialist president, Marie-Guite Dufay, allied in the first round with the Radical Left Party (PRG) and the Communist Party (PCF), followed these media meetings with caution, despite the 26.5% of votes cast which placed it in the lead on Sunday, June 20. Julien Odoul, head of the National Rally (RN) list, which polls had estimated much higher than the 23.2% collected, continued to believe that a mobilization of his troops could reverse the situation. Gilles Platret, Les Républicains (LR), partner of Debout la France, has repeatedly said that with its 21%, nothing was lost.
Far behind with 11.7%, Denis Thuriot, leader of La République en Marche (LRM) and Modem, convinced himself that if Mr.me Dufay won without obtaining an absolute majority, he and his family would become the essential hinge, these mini-groups who make kings – or queens – who are called to the rescue to top up and who know how to monetize it. As if this was their first exchange at each debate, all confronted each other with the same conviction. With Marie-Guite Dufay, favorite at this stage, as the common target of the three men. The angle of attack being twofold for his opponents: the agreement reached for the second round with Stéphanie Modde, Europe Ecologie-Les Verts (EELV), who obtained 10.3% of the votes, and the fact that the outgoing president could not save MBF Aluminum, a foundry in Saint-Claude (Jura) placed in liquidation, Tuesday, June 22, by the commercial court of Dijon. Some 282 employees find themselves unemployed.
The RN remains confident
Regarding “The misfortune that befalls the employees of MBF and their families”, Mme Dufay detailed the efforts made and the lines of work in progress, with regret that justice rushed its decision while the file took time. As for the “natural union” with Mme Modde and her family, the socialist candidate wanted her from the first round. But environmentalists had preferred autonomy at first. When the representatives of EELV asked for the application of proportionality, that is to say 15 places on the list of the Socialist, the latter offered them four. With the intention of going up to eight, the equivalent of what she had given to the Communist Party. “It was normal, she says. The PCF came from the start, like the PRG, we led a great campaign, there was no question that I would give more to the Greens than to those who had trusted me from the start. “ In addition, Mme Dufay had little tasted the criticisms of certain running mates of Stéphanie Modde against him. The only concession granted to EELV, which had to be satisfied with the eight seats proposed in the event of success and a second vice-presidency in the executive.
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