After the searches, Jean-Luc Mélenchon defends himself: "We were treated like terrorist organizations" - 20 Minutes

The deconfinement seems to succeed to Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who said he "felt a new usefulness" with the coronavirus crisis. A utility that could lead him to the Elysee Palace, which says about past and future presidential elections "being on a train from which he can no longer get off."

Asked on BFMTV about a possible candidacy in 2022 after those of 2012 and 2017, he replied: "I will have a decision to make. I am like you, I had not foreseen the Covid-19 and the catastrophe (economic and social) to come, I felt rather in the role of a man who prepares the continuation ”.

The temptation of tranquility

Indeed, "I took very rough blows, my image was damaged by the violence that I suffered", he continued in reference to his reaction of anger well publicized at the search of the headquarters of LFI in October 2018. "Now I tell myself that I feel a new usefulness because of the experience I have accumulated and that events do not scare me," added the president of the group of rebellious deputies.

"I know I have a decision to make, it costs me enough, I must be one of the rare characters in this country who has boarded a train from which he can no longer get off," he said. "Sometimes yes, there are days when I would prefer to be quiet", especially to indulge in the "temptation of writing", said Jean-Luc Mélenchon.


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