This Saturday, May 14, 2022, the NUPES (New Popular Ecological and Social Union), the alliance of the left, presents its candidates for the legislative elections in the constituencies of the Alpes-Maritimes.
The meeting is informal. As a first lap for the alliance of the lefts. The NUPES (New Union Populaire Ecologique et Sociale) presented its candidates for the legislative elections for the constituencies of the Alpes-Maritimes in Nice, in front of around fifty people. One way “to meet those who do not know us and to discuss“explains Anne-Laure Chaintron, candidate in the first constituency of the Alpes-Maritimes. All the candidates of the NUPES have been listed on this map created by activists.
In the first constituency of the Alpes-Maritimes which covers a large part of Nice, the NUPES candidate is therefore Anne-Laure Chaintron. The teacher engages in a campaign against three other candidates: the outgoing deputy Les Républicains Eric Ciotti, Graig Monetti for Together (ex LREM), deputy mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi and chief of staff of Frédérique Vidal (Minister of Higher Education) and Muriel Vitetti for the National Rally. Anne-Laure Chaintron intends to renew a constituency she knows well, she says at the microphone of Hélène France and Frédéric Cerulli of France 3 Côte d’Azur.
This is my riding, I know it very well. I have lived there for 25 years, I work there: I am a teacher. I live in the old town of Nice and I have worked in the popular districts of Nice.Anne-Laure Chaintron, candidate for the legislative elections in the 1st constituency of the Alpes-Maritimes
She explains that the important thing for her, “it is democratic renewal. VSThat means that we really want to involve as many people as possible in these campaigns.” She adds : “I have desires for change at the national level. At the level of our constituency, we are well aware of the problems of Nice, there are quite a few: housing, climate, pollution of the sea, air pollution.“
In the fifth district of the Alpes-Maritimes, a school teacher, who was also a music education teacher for ten years in a college, is a candidate for NUPES. His name is Philippe Benassaya. He campaigned against Marine Brenier for Together, the outgoing deputy (elected under the Republicans label), Christelle D’Intorni for the Republicans and Frank Khalifa of the National Rally.
The retiree acknowledges having embarked on this campaign also because he had “more time“. Backed by environmentalists, he has a green-first vision, of the NUPES alliance.
NUPES are all the citizens who first of all have a great ecological sensitivity, who are worried about the effects of climate change and the purchasing power problems of all our fellow citizens who are often with low wages and who do not cannot and will not be able to respond precisely to these major challenges which will cost us dearly.Philippe Benassaya, candidate for the legislative elections in the 5th constituency of the Alpes-Maritimes
These candidates almost all appeared in front of the public, in Nice, this Saturday, May 14, 2022.
In the second district of the Alpes Maritimes, it is Sonia Naffati for NUPES who will face Loïc Dombreval (outgoing, Together), Jean-Marc Macario (Les Républicains) and Lionel Tivoli (National Rally).
In the third district of Alpes-Maritimes, Giusti Enzo stands for NUPES against Philippe Pradal (Ensemble), Laurent Castillo (Les Républicains), Benoit Kandel (National Rally) and Cédric Roussel (dissident of Ensemble, outgoing deputy elected under the LREM label).
The candidate for the 4th constituency of the Alpes-Maritimes is not not known, for the moment. He or she will campaign against Alexandra Valetta Ardisson (Together, outgoing MP), Roger Roux (Les Républicains) and Alexandra Masson (National Rally).
For the 6th constituency it will be Nicole Mazella (NUPES) against Jean-Bernard Mion (Together), Laurence Trastour-Isnart (Les Républicains, outgoing MP) and Bryan Masson (National Rally).
The 7th constituency will see each other compete for NUPES, Arthur Meyer Abbatuccifor Ensemble, Eric Mele, for Les Républicains, Eric Pauget (outgoing deputy) and for the Rassemblement National, Tanguy Cornec.
In the 8th constituency, Lucia Soudant (NUPES) will campaign against Jean-Valéry Desens (Ensemble), Alexandra Martin (Les Républicains) and Dorette Landerer (Rassemblement National).
Finally, the 9th constituency opposes Chantal Chasseriaud (NUPES) to Mayaa-Patience Tudiesche (Ensemble), Michèle Tabarot (Les Républicains, outgoing) and Franck Galbert (National Rally).
The fifty activists on the spot do not hide their joy at such an alliance for these legislative elections.
We’ve been waiting for this for years, the left-wing people of the Alpes-Maritimes have been waiting for years for there to be a union of the left, for us to stop with the bickering, the quarrels between equals, that ‘we stop with party conflicts, with things that seem very distant to people who are really affected by precariousness and who need to be defended, that we listen to them, that we carry their voice.David Nakache, president of the association “All citizens!”
For these activists, NUPES is “the hope of a possibility of another majority in the national assembly than that of the elected president“, as indicated by a communist activist at the microphone of France 3 French Riviera.