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Lhe most putting in the critical disaster shaking the French left is the issue the Socialist Party is experiencing in positioning itself. Since Jean-Luc Mélenchon and his interior circle refused to qualify Hamas as a terrorist group, this social gathering which was the bridgehead of the plural left, which dropped at energy two Presidents of the Republic (François Mitterrand and François Hollande), who oversaw the authorities of France for twenty years, had nonetheless not been capable of say what must be executed in view of its historical past and its values.

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Three hypotheses are potential. The first, radical, could be to frankly break with La France insoumise (LFI) and its founder, noting that, month after month, the “rebellious” strives to dynamite what stays of the socialist present to which he as soon as belonged. The second, much less spectacular, could be to sentence the strategies of Jean-Luc Mélenchon with out calling into query the alliance with LFI. The third, not very brave, could be to do, as soon as once more, the huge again, displaying the enamel somewhat, however solely somewhat.

A nationwide council promising to be significantly stormy was scheduled for Saturday October 14. It was postponed to the night of Tuesday October 17, below the pretext of the dramatic context linked to the assassination of Dominique Bernard, the instructor killed by a radicalized former pupil in Arras.

The outcome of this postponement is that the French Communist Party (PCF) gained exclusivity. He was the first inside the New Ecological and Social Popular Union (Nupes) to talk out in favor of a “new type of union” from the left after having famous “the impasse” wherein the present staff leads. Adopted by 92.8% of the nationwide council, the decision nonetheless stays brief of the extra frank break with LFI that the nationwide secretary of the PCF, Fabien Roussel, hoped for.

The phantasm is about to dissipate

That the PS is, like its communist companion, repulsed by the positions taken by Jean-Luc Mélenchon is past doubt. Neither the historic combat of the left for the rights of the Palestinian folks nor the cynical calculation consisting of flattering the Muslim citizens towards a backdrop of group tensions can justify what the LFI chief’s place results in: refusing to denounce the barbaric acts dedicated towards civilians by an Islamist terrorist group whose purpose is the destruction of Israel.

Carole Delga, the president of the Occitanie area, spoke of a “moral bankruptcy” ; the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, judged “unsustainable” the positions of the “rebellious”, by reiterating his want that the “this misalliance” ; the mayor of Rouen, Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol, co-signed with these two elected officers and different socialist leaders a discussion board on Lemonde.frMonday October 16, calling for “immediate suspension” of any collective political motion with LFI and activist to invent “new forms of the necessary unity of the left and ecologists”. On October 10, in nationwide workplace, the elected consultant from Rouen tried to have a decision of this kind adopted, with out success.

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