If this election determines the public funding of political parties for the next term, some candidates alone, at their expense.
What will they do with this mess? These candidates who leave without a party are hopeful but rarely, very rarely, are the governing ones elected on this very political ballot. Which usually gives a comfortable majority to the former re -elected president.
But because they don’t have a nomination, because they feel their popularity is enough, because they want to convey an idea or that their specificity, their uniqueness can make a difference … they leave for the attack on National Assembly. At their expense. “Because I was told that my motivation was useless”thunder by Evrard Zaouche.
Nîmes who is known for his activities in running cinemas and catering regrets that during the pandemic that particularly affected his business he was “not yet encountered [sa] deputy. He told me he had a lot to do in Paris on his defense committee “. He promised to be deputy on the ground. Without, however, having any illusions. “I’m not crazy. But I want my voice to be heard. I had offers to join a party but it doesn’t fit my ideas”.
The entrepreneur has already spent € 17,000 and plans to spend € 25,000 for the entire campaign: “A competitor told me I was a fool, that I’d better take a vacation with my husband. I’ll keep in touch”. To get paid, he had to cross the 5% mark, which would be a great success.
His family helped
The youngest candidate from Occitania, second to the youngest in France, Flavio Dalmau, 18 years old since January, is hoping to attract the presidential party. But he did not get the LREM nomination. Unfortunately, he left dissidence in the 2nd constituency of Hérault with the originality of counting a second, that of Mahfoud Benali. Flavio Dalmau’s campaign, “we do it in ways at hand. In the economy, I collect 900 €, my family and a small party help me up to 1000 €”. A global budget of 1900 € is therefore to be printed “some posters, ballot papers and some professions of faith. Not all. By economy but also by ecological well -being”, specificity of the young candidate. It is regrettable that Emmanuel Macron’s party has returned to a traditional way of operation: “Political stimulus, an end to cronyism, that is 2017. This is no longer the case now. My goal remains to go all the way”.
Entering the political scene
Flavio Dalmau joined a federation of small political parties that, together, would be eligible for legislative funding. This is also the case of the regionalist party Bastir Occitanie which is presenting several candidates in the region. Gersois Jean-Luc Davezac, leader in the last regional election, realized that a milestone had been met to advance his ideas.
Last January, he joined the Federation of United Countries (FPU) along with the Breton Party, the Lorrain Party, the Basque Nationalist Party and Prouvènço Nacioun. “We are looking to establish ourselves on the political scene on a long -term basis. To be part of the machine to produce more regional products here, to have more regional autonomy there or to conduct a real territorial policy in terms of health, food, economy … “. The FPU joins other small ecological parties including the movements of Antoine Waechter or Corinne Lepage. All united, they can present more than 200 candidates. Then each group will receive its windfall according to its size. “We went to pick up this montage to have access to funding and we’re going to do a minimum campaign”he admits.
Notoriety on his business card
The former mayor of Montpellier, Philippe Saurel, refused any compromise: “I will leave alone, there is no party and no institution behind me. It is a candidacy of passion and commitment”, said the hopeful to be elected in the 3rd constituency of Hérault. In his name and fame: “This is a territory that I helped a lot when I was president of the Métropole de Montpellier and I know it in my heart”, he pleaded. To fund his campaign, it was in his name: “I’ll be right and on the nails”.
A campaign commands € 30,000, entirely at his expense. Who will come back again, if he wins at least 5% of the vote. A risk-taking that could considerably strain the finances of the former first magistrate of Montpellier: “I have a record of affecting people’s lives. Not representing a party can be an advantage. It will be difficult but far from ‘impossible, ‘he says. Because, it’s an open secret, the former Montpellier city councilor expects more than reimbursement of campaign costs on the night of June 19…