Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne stated on Sunday that Together!, which came neck-and-neck with the union of left in the first round legislative elections, was the only political force capable to gaining a majority. Next Sunday, in the second round of the Assembly.
Together! spoke out as abstention reaches an all-time high. 's campaign headquarters.
All those who abstained will be urged to believe in the power of their vote, and to stand up for their rights next Sunday.
While the Prime Minister welcomed the "massive presence", of the majority in round two, he called for mobilization. "One week to convince, one month to achieve a strong, clear majority."
"In a week it is not just the labels that are at risk, but our values: freedom, equality fraternity, and secularism. Elisabeth Borne said that the first round showed us that this fight is still relevant and that we must continue to defend these values."
In concluding her speech the head of government criticized the extremes and seemed to attack Jean-Luc Melenchon's Nupes (and his allies).
"Faced by the extremes, only we carry a project coherence, clarity, and responsibility", stated the Prime Minister. He called on all republican forces "to gather around the candidates for Together!"
We are facing unprecedented confusion at both extremes, as never before in our country's political history. We will not yield to extremes. We will not give up on social progress, sovereignty, and the Republic.
Elisabeth Borne denounced "the ecology of taxes and prohibitions", the "break from Europe, the fascination with authoritarian regimes, and alignment with Russia". She also criticised "the questioning and insults against law enforcement", referring specifically to Jean-Luc Melenchon's recent statements. The second round match has begun.