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The former candidate of the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) within the presidential election, Philippe Poutou, might be a candidate within the European elections in Belgium, in third place on the checklist carried by the Anticapitalist Left, introduced on Saturday April 13, one of many two branches of the French NPA, in a press launch.

“Philippe Poutou supports a political outlet for social and ecological struggles from an internationalist perspective”says the group.

The NPA broke up on the finish of 2022 into two distinct teams: one, the NPA-B, notably represented by the previous presidential candidates, Olivier Besancenot and Philippe Poutou, in favor of a rapprochement with La France insoumise (LFI ). And the opposite, the NPA-C, which refuses any settlement with events it considers “reformists”.

The NPA-B selected to not current a candidate in France for these European elections (which can happen from June 6 to 9) and failed in its goal of forming an alliance with LFI. The NPA-B “will decide on its call for a precise vote before the end of April”he specifies.

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Virulent projections

Philippe Poutou, municipal councilor of Bordeaux, and car employee fired in 2019, guarantees to struggle “for an anti-capitalist Europe which is opposed to capitalist and liberal Europe; for an ecological, feminist, anti-racist, anti-colonial, anti-imperialist Europe; a Europe which fights against policies of closing borders, which defends freedom of movement and the welcome of all”.

On April 10, 2022, Philippe Poutou gained 0.7% of the votes within the first spherical of the presidential election. This was a rating decrease than his candidacies in 2017 (1.2% of the votes) and 2012 (1.2%) when he succeeded Olivier Besancenot as candidate of the occasion inheritor to the Revolutionary Communist League ( LCR).

As in the course of the 2017 marketing campaign, the previous worker of the Ford manufacturing facility in Blanquefort, in Gironde, stood out for his virulent outbursts in opposition to his rivals and the federal government. “Are you talking about the fascist, racist, accused of sexual assault? »he told Léa Salamé, when the journalist announced the arrival of far-right candidate Eric Zemmour on the set of the show “Elysée 2022”. “The police kill, obviously the police kill,” he additionally declared in October 2021, which earned him a grievance from the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, following which he was summoned by the police.

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