Forgotten, the rue des Suisses! In Nanterre, prefecture of the rich Hauts-de-Seine department to the west of Paris, this artery housed since the 1980s the headquarters of the National Front, which became the National Rally (RN) in June 2018. Here is therefore definitely cut, geographically at least, the cordon that linked the far-right party to its past. The new RN HQ will soon be in the sixteenth arrondissement of Paris, reputed to be the most chic, and Marine Le Pen will also use it as his presidential campaign HQ.
Less “very bad opinion”
This change of scenery is intended to reinforce, one year exactly before the first round of the presidential election of 2022 (between April 10 and 24), the image of a “normalized” political formation, ready to govern. “The surprise comes from the fact that the polls which today place the candidate of the National Rally at the gates of power do not provoke a great reaction, judge, in Le Figaro, the political scientist Jérôme Jaffré. From now on, it is already preparing the second round of the ballot. “