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The socialist deputies, Jérôme Guedj and Olivier Faure, during the question sessions to the government, at the National Assembly.  France on December 19, 2023.

What if the brand new authorities, embodied by the arrival on the Ministry of Culture of Rachida Dati, a Sarkozie determine, supplied a breath of contemporary air to a left that remained on the sidelines of the reshuffle introduced on January 11 and has been stifled since 2017 by the ” at the same time “ macronist? Less than 5 months earlier than the European elections, that is in any case the hope that a few of its executives preserve.

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“This rearrangement at least has the merit of clarity. This is the end of confusionism. In any case, we must hope so”hopes the primary secretary of the Socialist Party (PS) Olivier Faure, for whom “the prime minister’s youth is only the front of a very right-wing government”.

“Regeneration is that of Sarkozyst dinosaurs. “Civic rearmament” is the appointment of an indictment for corruption [Rachida Dati] »provides the deputy for Seine-et-Marne in reference to the ideas utilized by President Emmanuel Macron throughout his needs of December 31. “It’s rather good news: the dust has finally settled and the right-left divide has been re-established”agrees along with his PS colleague from Essonne, Jérôme Guedj, who thinks that this sequence “closes the original promise of macronism”.

The evaluation is shared by the “rebellious” elected official of Seine-Saint-Denis Eric Coquerel, who additionally considers that“there is no more “at the same time”” and “the right-handed drift will increase”. “It gives greater responsibility for the left, but with a program of rupture”, provides the president of the finance committee on the National Assembly. He thus warns all those that, sooner or later, can be tempted to melt this system of the New Ecological and Social Popular Union (Nupes), to draw potential folks upset with Macronism.

“Political logic”

For Jérôme Guedj, who cherishes the dream of a left-wing main for the 2027 presidential election, there isn’t any query of it. “The programmatic base is obviously the Nupes program, which must be enriched and adapted, without watering it down”, he tries to reassure. This program, largely modeled on The future in frequent by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, had served as a foundation for the election of deputies from the previous alliance.

But this horizon remains to be distant. In the meantime, the left is hoping that the brand new Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, who is anticipated to ship his common coverage speech through the week of January 15, will undergo “a vote of confidence”. Otherwise a movement of censure can be tabled, La France insoumise (LFI) has already warned.

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