Marine Le Pen hates hearing about the National Front (FN), so Gérald Darmanin insists. Since June 2018 and the change of name of the party, the elected official from the North has taken pleasure in never mentioning the National Rally (RN). Proof that he would give nothing to the far-right movement. In less than two months, the Minister of the Interior and Overseas has just endorsed two totems of the ex-FN.
After the inclusion, on December 19, 2023, of a form of “national preference” in an immigration bill since largely censored by the Constitutional Council, Gérald Darmanin promised, on February 11, to revise the Constitution to include the end of land law in Mayotte. A measure that the same refused to Jean-Marie Le Pen, on March 15, 2018 on France 2, denouncing a racialist “discourse” and the attack on a “republican right”: “There are not two categories of French, there are not two categories of territories. »
Six years after dismissing the idea in the face of the finalist in the 2002 presidential election, the minister justifies locally restricting access to nationality by the need to cut “literally attractiveness” from Mayotte. The Indian Ocean island, half of which 310,000 inhabitants recorded by INSEE in 2017 were foreigners, is paralyzed by roadblocks installed by “citizen collectives” protesting against insecurity and uncontrolled immigration.
Regardless of the uncertain outcome of such a constitutional reform, the far right – and part of the right – quickly demanded its extension to the entire national territory. “What is happening in Mayotte should be watched with great interest, because it is the future of our territory”repeated the president of the RN, Jordan Bardella, Monday February 12 on Franceinfo. Without supporting its predictions on more demographic data, its competitor, head of the Reconquête list! at the next Europeans, Marion Maréchal, also estimated the day before that what “Mayotte is experiencing today, this is what the metropolis will experience in 30, 40, 50 years if we do nothing.”
In addition to the abolition of land rights everywhere in France, Marine Le Pen called on the government, Tuesday February 13 in the Assembly, to restore “the return of the State in all its dimensions” in Mayotte by establishing a state of emergency and “national priority”. This is the keystone of his presidential programs to favor French access to employment, housing and social assistance.
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