The idea is gradually making its nest. With the notable exception of the communist Fabien Roussel, who does not rule out going it alone, a large part of the leaders of the Nupes are pushing in favor of a common candidacy in 2027. It remains to be decided which camp this one is. will emerge. Invited this Sunday from the “Grand Jury RTL-LCI-Le Figaro”, Clémentine Autain would judge “logical” that the candidate comes from “from the ranks of La France insoumise”. For the deputy of Seine-Saint-Denis, “the balance of power resulting from the last presidential election” pleads in any case in this direction, Jean-Luc Mélenchon and his movement having imposed themselves as the first force on the left.
"It's something that must be discussed collectively," she immediately nuanced, careful not to offend the "partners" socialists and communists. The rallying behind an Insoumis must still find a consensus within the Nupes. Because by finishing twice at the gates of the second round, LFI seemed to come up against “a glass ceiling”. "What glass ceiling? The glass ceiling of the Socialists who made 2%? First eluded the former Communist Party. The problem, for the moment, is to reach the second round. The one to whom we lend presidential ambitions has also made the rally her “obsession”, however sweeping away the hypothesis of a “primary” within Nupes. “It creates identification, but not commonality. It's a competitive race,” she explained.
To carry out this common adventure, it will therefore be necessary to find the heir of Jean-Luc Mélenchon on the left, who seemed to “say and repeat that he was not a candidate for his own succession”, specified Clémentine Autain. Within the formation, it is however not yet time to turn the page of the rebellious leader. “Mélenchon allowed the left not to disappear. He will still be part of this battle and will put his stone to the building, ”assured the one who accompanied him during three presidential campaigns. However, some on the left do not fail to whet their appetites. Among the potential suitors, François Ruffin launched a "call for donations" at the end of May to strengthen his teams. “By saying that he needs a team and money, he is effectively making a public admission,” conceded Clémentine Autain. “Rebellious France has not yet decided to support it. He organizes himself, it's his choice, ”she added.