Legislative: behind the scenes of Francis Lalanne’s surprising candidacy in Charente

The interpreter from La Maison du bonheur confirms on the phone. The label: France Liber. “An association I made. I present myself as a simple citizen to take responsibilities without the tutelage of any party. † His credo: participatory democracy. “I will not decide anything, I will establish a permanent consultation with my constituents to bring their vote to the Assembly. † His schedule: not yet established. “It happened last weekend”apologizes Dominique Souchaud

I will be Charentais until the end of the elections and for five years I hope.

The candidacy of the 63-year-old composer even surprised the person concerned. “I didn’t think I’d do it now”, he admits. So why ? It is Dominique Souchaud, also a substitute for Carole Bataille on the 2and constituency, who came up with the idea. The two met a few years ago at small environmental parties. “There was no one in the third constituency with our values “Explains the former elected Cognaçais. He gave it a chance. “If someone calls me, I answer present”, Lalanne waved.

He mainly knows the maritime aspect of the Charente. He was at the launch of the Francofolies de La Rochelle. From 2016 to 2019, he played a role on the show Fort Boyard. “But I will not come as a tourist, from Monday I will cross the Charente. I will be Charentais until the end of the elections and for five years I hope. » Some call it a parachute jump. reminds him that the legislative his national elections that he has been roaming France for 45 years and has ties everywhere.

Other pearls slip into the candidates’ thrombinoscopes. Corinne Berthelot, still on the green side, runs for the first constituency (Angoulême), under the flag “Ecology central”, same as Dominique Souchaud. Originally from Angoulême, this resident of the Basque Country describes himself as “resistant. Against the policy of bla-bla, war, vaccines”. She should be in this with a candidate on the other side of the political spectrum. William Sauton, figure of the anti-sanitary pass movements, starts the 2and drive under the label of Florian Philippot’s Patriotes. For the first time, the Animalist Party presents two candidates: Eric Tomsin (3and), and Quentin Caulliez (2and† The candidate for the first constituency has not submitted her candidacy on time.

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