Exit the Hemicycle, Jean-Luc Mélenchon is now targeting Matignon. The leader of France Insoumise (LFI) announced on Thursday that he would not stand for a new term as deputy.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon will therefore not be a candidate again in his constituency of Bouches-du-Rhône. During a “popular aperitif” of the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes) in Marseille, he announced the investiture of his campaign director, MEP Manuel Bompard.
— Jean-Luc Melenchon (@JLMelenchon) May 12, 2022
During his meeting, the third man in the presidential election put an end to the suspense declaring: “So sir, why won’t you be a legislative candidate? I am asked. Because it is Bompard who will be, he is one of the most eminent figures of the new generation, I entrust him to you, he must be elected.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon invests Manuel Bompard
Elected MEP for France Insoumise in 2019, Manuel Bompard was national secretary of the Left Party before becoming director of Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s presidential campaign in 2017 and again in 2022. If elected, he will leave the European Parliament in favor of the Palais Bourbon.
The objective of Jean-Luc Mélenchon is clear, he wishes to become the new tenant of Matignon. “We will win and I will be prime minister,” he said.