With the “moratorium” on the participation of the PS in the Nupes, a page turns for the alliance of the left | EUROtoday

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The national secretary of the Europe Ecologie-Les Verts group, Marine Tondelier, and the first secretary of the Socialist Party, Olivier Faure, after a meeting at the Elysée Palace, October 12, 2023.

After a week of procrastination, Olivier Faure lastly made a determination. At 7:50 a.m. on France Inter, Tuesday October 17, the first secretary of the Socialist Party (PS) introduced ” a moratorium “ of the New Ecological and Social People’s Union (Nupes) to the National Assembly. “Until we get clarification, we will no longer participate in the Nupes intergroup”detailed the chief of the socialists, in reference to the assembly in which deputies from the 4 events on the left take part each week.

In this declaration, each phrase was weighed: the first secretary knowingly averted speaking about “suspension” or ” exit “ de la Nupes, anxious to restrict the finish of the work to the partitions of the Palais-Bourbon. “We don’t lose sight of unity: that’s the message we want to send”justifies the former PS deputy for Indre-et-Loire Laurent Baumel, who doesn’t wish to break “the idea of the Nupes that exists in the country ». “The subject is how we create more unity, and better unity”tries to persuade the nationwide secretary of the PS, and right-hand man of Olivier Faure, Pierre Jouvet.

Faithful to the line he has been holding for a week, Olivier Faure has focused his arrows at the chief of La France insoumise (LFI), Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who refuses to qualify Hamas as a terrorist group, giving the feeling of placing the crimes dedicated in Israel. The socialist chief identified his “strategy of conflicting everything”, “to antagonize permanently”. In the night, at the PS headquarters in Ivry-sur-Seine, the place the PS nationwide council was held, the deputy for Seine-et-Marne recalled different episodes, the newest being the city riots that the chief “rebellious” had refused to sentence. The one who was “a unifying factor”subsequently grew to become, in line with Olivier Faure, “an obstacle on the left”. “We did not sign for permanent brothelization”he added in entrance of the 300 members of the nationwide council, earlier than having this line voted by the majority.

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A “rupture” of Nupes, for Jean-Luc Mélenchon

For Jean-Luc Mélenchon, there is no such thing as a query of leaving doubt. “Olivier Faure breaks the Nupes”, he summarized on the social community X (previously Twitter), after the intervention of the first secretary of the PS on France Inter. The supervisor sees it as “personal fact about me about Israel [et de la] Palestine ». His first lieutenant, Manuel Bompard, accused the socialist leader of using “the fallacious pretext for the defamation campaigns of Macronie and the far right” to divorce.

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