The tall young man who steps out of the dark limousine could be France's next prime minister. Jordan Bardella, 28, has mastered the imagery of power perfectly. He is currently avoiding markets or village squares in the depths of France, where the Rassemblement National (RN)'s electoral strongholds are. His new territory is in the French capital, in the television studios and salons near the centers of power. He does not have to do constituency work because the MEP is not running for a seat in the National Assembly. He hovers above the heated political discussions, the insults and boos that Prime Minister Gabriel Attal has to endure during his campaign appearances.