Mathilde Panot refuses to shake hands with Jordan Bardella and Olivier Veran when launching the debate on BFMTV (VIDEO)

While the new pension reform, currently under study, provoked protests and strikes last week, BFM TV organized a debate on its antenna, to involve Mathilde Panot, MP for France Insoumise, Jordan Bardella, President of the National Rally and Olivier Véran, Government Spokesperson.

“The RN will never be a party like the others”

Even before the dialogue began between the guests, a first tension came to strain the atmosphere. Mathilde Panot would indeed have refused, behind the scenes, to shake hands with Jordan Bardella. Maxime Switek asked the far-left woman to explain herself – “Just one thing, we noticed with Aurélie before the start of this show. You refused to shake hands with Jordan Bardella, why?To which she replied: “Because I consider that the RN will never be a party like the others”.

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And Jordan Bardella to insist: “Did you shake hands with Monsieur Véran?” And Mathilde Panot to answer him: “No”. And the boss of the RN to synthesize: “Ah OK. So you don’t shake hands with anyone”. Right in her boots, the rebellious assumed: “No, I say hello. I said hello to you too.” And the right arm of Marine Le Pen to tackle her: “To bring together a majority of French people, it will be very complicated”.

Not shaking hands with an elected RN is a political act

And this is not the first time that an elected LFI refuses to shake hands with an elected RN. A few months ago, Louis Boyard had thus snubbed Philippe Ballard on the benches of the National Assembly. He had explained his gesture on BFM TV : “Not shaking hands with an elected RN is a political act“. And to guarantee that there was no sign of hostility there. “personal to Mr. Ballard”.

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