"Young people, mind your own business!": Jean-Luc Mélenchon targets young people to win the elections

What to remember from this first round of French legislative elections? The breakthrough of the Nupes in the face of the Macronie coalition or the failure of the left-wing rally to elect Jean-Luc Mélenchon Prime Minister after the elections? A bit of both. For the president of La France insoumise, it is above all the abstention rate that caught his attention. Indeed, 53% of French people did not vote. More than one out of two French people. A historic result.

Invited in the television news of France 2 this Monday evening, Jean-Luc Mélenchon made a foot call to the youth. The former presidential candidate especially wanted to mobilize them. “There are 25 million people who did not vote (in the first round, editor’s note) and who may vote this Sunday”he began. “I’m not going to pat everyone’s head: I just want to tell young people that they should mind their own business a bit, because it’s not worth coming to complain about Parcoursup if after that it is not to vote for those who want to abolish it. And that since we share the concern for the planet, it is time to send people to the National Assembly who will go about for good and for real”he also continued.

Why is Nupes targeting young people?

These legislative elections are particularly important for the future of France according to him. “I only take these examples because we have little time to discuss, but I would like the second round to be a concrete second round”, added the leftist. An Ipsos Sopra-Steria poll, carried out for France Télévisions and Radio France, explains his reasoning quite well. According to the figures, the 18/24 year olds and the 25/34 year olds concern the age groups where the French have abstained the most. On the other hand, 42% of 18/24 year olds voted Nupes. Which is a paradox.

Young people are therefore clearly targeted by the left. “Young people, get involved!” also assured Manuel Bompard this Tuesday on RFI. The latter is the candidate in the Marseille constituency of Jean-Luc Mélenchon. “The Nupes is the autonomy guarantee that comes right after the election to help you focus on your studies, it’s ecological planning, an ecological program. I take this microphone to tell you: ‘ Go vote!'”.

Not a candidate for his own re-election in the Bouches-du-Rhône, the president of Nupes Jean-Luc Mélenchon wishes to be “elected” as Prime Minister to replace Elizabeth Borne. Which will only be possible if he wins a large majority in Sunday’s elections thanks to the broad alliance of the left. In the first round, Together! (coalition of macronie) is ahead of Nupes by very little. Even if Mélenchon disputed the “tampering” of votes by Gérald Darmanin, the Minister of the Interior.

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