Jean-Luc Melenchon stated Tuesday, June 14, that Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne "refused to have the public discussion" he offered her between the two rounds in the legislative elections. He was concerned that the "campaign" is limited to the excesses of its lieutenants.
"Since her election, I have offered Ms. Borne had a public discussion with me," he said in a press release. This was five days before the second round of voting between the New People's Ecological and Social Unions (Nupes), which he heads, and Together!, the presidential campaign in many constituencies.
"A confrontation between her, the current Prime Minister, chosen by Mr. Macron and me, who would become Prime Minister if Nupes becomes majority next Sunday would be likely to enlighten voters", said the leader of "rebellious". "Yesterday, the Prime Minister rejected this debate. France 2 had offered to host this debate. Elisabeth Borne declined," he lamented.
France 2 answered that Elisabeth Borne was "asked like other guests to take part in our show this Thursday like Jean-Luc Melenchon." Because she was riding Thursday and Friday, she declined. Matignon did not give any other reasons.
Jean-Luc Melenchon said, in reference to Tuesday's trip to southeastern Europe by the Head of state: "The President and Mrs. Borne to missing subscribers. Will the campaign only be for the excesses Mr. Castaner or Mrs. Montchalin's?
The Nupes and the macronie are at odds. The "rebellion" accused Gerald Darmanin, the Interior Ministry leader, of "tweaking" the results of round one to make them appear in the lead. Elisabeth Borne retorted by accusing Jean-Luc Melenchon as the "first liar", while Minister Amelie De Montchalin, in an unfavorable vote in her constituency accused Nupes representatives "of being anarchists".