How will France Insoumise voters vote in the second round? To answer this question, Rue89Lyon went to the Croix-Rousse market (Lyon 4th), to gather the opinion of the inhabitants of the districts who voted majority Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the first round.
In the west of the Croix-Rousse district and on the slopes of the Croix-Rousse (Lyon 4 and Lyon 1 respectively), left-wing candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon (LFI) was a success in the first round.
We can mention above all the office 411 in Croix-Rousse (Lyon 4th) which chose the candidate of France Insoumise with 47.72%, or the office 116 on the slopes (Lyon 1st) which voted with 56.73 % for Jean-Luc Melenchon.
Although the latter did not indicate a very clear voting instruction for the second round -apart from not giving any vote to the National Rally candidate-, what will be the approach of the electorate of Jean-Luc Mélenchon on Sunday 24 April 2022?
Rue89Lyon went to meet the locals in the small food market located a short walk from the Croix-Rousse metro stop. Abstention or take on the far right?
This Wednesday morning, four days before the election, the trend is hard to estimate.
Under the timid April sun, between two vegetable stalls, several of them declared that they did not want to move on the second lap. Still smiling and pleasant, they closed in on the word “presidential election,” like Bélyze, a graphic designer in his thirties:
“I voted for Mélenchon in the first round, don’t count on me in the second. That’s all I have to say. »
Or Audric, 25 years old and unemployed, who tries to explain:
“It’s not that I’m not interested in politics or that I don’t understand the issues, for example I follow closely what is happening in Ukraine. But that … I think I’m too disappointed to make the usual choice between plague and cholera. »
Don’t vote in the second round: “It’s the position of a petty white bourgeois”
Has the blocking order in the second round become a French “habit”, as Audric says? It seems that this observation is shared by several people who want to abstain next Sunday. Like 41-year-old Marie, who is a civil servant. She is accompanied by her exasperated 9-year-old daughter:
“I voted for the left in the first round of this election. I wisely blocked in 2002 and 2017. I’m being asked to start again, I say, that’s enough. Let’s prevent the far right from coming to power by supporting to more and more right-wing candidates, I think that is counterproductive. ”
“They are as contemptuous as each other. Many times I don’t vote for who I want but against candidates who have nominated me. I don’t want to do that anymore, it’s my right.”