(Paris) Despite deep differences, Jean-Luc Melenchon was credited with uniting the major left parties under the banner of the New People’s Ecological and Social Union for a common venture that threw an existential challenge to the PS.
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Long awaited and often described as impossible, the Union of the Left became a reality from Thursday to Friday night, sometimes after the PS’s National Council, sometimes after intense negotiations, approved the 62% deal with the French coup.
This historic change of heart established a great winner: Jean-Luc Melenchon, with 22% in the first round of the presidential election, won his takeover bid on the left by uniting the PS under the same flag, but environmentalists, including the EELV and the Communists, also focused on the June legislative elections. , Where he aims to be named “Prime Minister”.
The rebel leader was a guest of France 2’s 20 Hour JT on Friday ahead of a family photo planned on Saturday during the Convention of Investigation of the “New Popular Ecological and Social Union” (NUPS) in Auburnville, near Paris.
This event marks a severe break for PS, especially in relation to the Holland five-year period, with short- and medium-term consequences being uncertain.
Pierre Jouvet, head of socialist negotiators, welcomed the “historic meeting” on Friday, saying “the French are desperate for this disunity.”
“We have proven that we have the ability to come up with a simple project to change people’s lives,” said a spokesman for PS’s New Wave, whose generational division has become apparent in recent days.
On the one hand, a young guard is impatient to forge contracts on the ashes of the defeat of Socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo in the presidential election (1.74%). And, on the other hand, “elephants” like Franకోois Hollande, Bernard Cazeneuve, Jean-Marc Iralt or Jean-Christophe Cambadellis are blowing the opposite wind against this combination with Mr. Melenchon.
At LFI, we admire LFI as MEP Manon Aubrey. “I remember the first time we saw the Socialist Party a week ago, I had the feeling that I had in front of me a new Socialist Party ready to go back to the laws of El Khomri. [sur le droit du travail]60, is ready to defend retirement at the Sixth Republic and should not even respect certain European rules, ”she said.
PS, “It’s over”
This turn left led political scientist (and former LR candidate for the 2015 regional elections) Dominic Renనిe to say that the Socialist Party, at least “is the government that comes to power, which governs, who manages public affairs reasonably, who can carry out reforms”.
“The Socialist Party now finds itself in the distant background of the force of protest, La France insomnia,” he predicted on BFMTV, recalling the enormous differences that initially existed between the PS and the LFI, especially with regard to their “relationship. Europe, Universalism, to the Republic”.
Political opponents such as MoDem deputy Jean-Noel Barrot, who instigated the “PS on the question of secularism, the PCF on nuclear power, and the Greens’ triple rejection of Europe,” enjoy it.
Many people of PS also spoke out against this “big gap” on many important programmatic points, filled at the expense of many semantic configurations. Some have already called for “disobedience to the rebels”, such as Senator Rachid Temal.
Carol Delga, the powerful president of the Occitani region, opposed the deal, worried about some constituencies reserved for the PS (70 out of 577) and warned that she would support dissenting candidates.
Ownership warned that these would be excluded from the PS.
Former Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has already returned his PS card. Other members may follow and leave the party “transformed into a doormat”, including AFP President of the Herald and former deputy Kleber Mesquida, 76, who has been in the PS for 47 years.
Towards the majority in Emmanuel Macron, we are already in a hurry to reach them. I say ‘join us’ to the Social Democrats. Our doors are wide open, ”LREM boss Stanislas Gerry insisted on Friday.
Minister Oliver Veron, a former PS, sent a letter to his “astonished ex-colleagues”: “It was not you who left the Socialist Party, it just left you.”