the previous NPA candidate, Philippe Poutou, registered on a Belgian record | EUROtoday

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VSUnlucky candidate, thrice, within the presidential election in France in 2012, 2017 then 2022, Philippe Poutou now seems, for the European elections, in third place on the record carried by the anti-capitalist Left… of Belgium. The former candidate of the New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA) “supports a political outlet for social and ecological struggles from an internationalist perspective”, we are able to learn in a press launch from the Belgian get together. For the primary time, the anti-capitalist Left is presenting itself within the elections beneath the acronym “Anti-capitalists”.

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This rallying comes two years after the breakup of the NPA, on the finish of 2022, into two distinct teams. One, the NPA-B, is represented by former presidential candidates, Olivier Besancenot and Philippe Poutou, supporters of a rapprochement with LFI. The different, the NPA-C, claims to have on its facet “the historic association of financing the NPA”, and refuses any settlement with events deemed “reformist”.

0.7% of votes in 2022

The NPA-B selected to not current a candidate in France for the June elections and did not kind an alliance with LFI. Now registered on the Belgian record, the previous Ford employee and municipal councilor of Bordeaux guarantees to struggle “for an anti-capitalist Europe which is opposed to capitalist and liberal Europe”.

READ ALSO The distressing European electoral marketing campaignDuring the final presidential election, on April 10, 2022, Philippe Poutou obtained 0.7% of the votes within the first spherical of the presidential election – a rating decrease than his candidacies in 2017 (1.2% of the votes) and 2012 (1.2%).