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Iindignation amongst socialists. Saturday May 18, the primary secretary of the PS, Olivier Faure, questioned Arcom, the audiovisual regulator, in regards to the televised debate between Gabriel Attal and Jordan Bardella which is to be held Thursday May 23 on France 2. In a letter , to which he had entry Releasehe denounces a “fundamental democratic problem”.

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While the European elections happen in three weeks, on Sunday June 9, Olivier Faure deplores that this confrontation boils right down to a face-to-face “between the right and the extreme right”. He thus factors out the absence of pluralism, a contempt for “equal treatment”, and the exclusion of “any representation of left-wing groups”.

A scenario which exasperates him whereas his joint record with Place publique, led by Raphaël Glucksmann, is third within the polls. The MP additionally underlines that Gabriel Attal, who isn’t working in these European elections, “is replacing the head of the Renaissance list”, Valérie Hayer.

Similar debate canceled in Italy

Olivier Faure thus calls on Arcom to make use of its “regulatory power to ensure respect for the pluralist expression of political debate, and hence the sincerity of the vote on June 9,” taking an instance from the cancellation, on May 15, of the same debate in Italy. Scheduled for a similar day as that of Attal-Bardella, a face-to-face assembly between the top of presidency, Giorgia Meloni, and the top of the opposition, Elly Schlein, will in the end not happen, after a reminder to the order of the Italian regulator.

On the French facet, the audiovisual policeman despatched a letter, obtained by AFP, to the president of France Télévisions, Delphine Ernotte-Cunci, on Friday May 17, asking her to share the “provisions that the channel intends to implement to guarantee to the other lists of candidates the full respect of a fair presentation and access to its channel”.

Arcom is anxious a couple of debate “likely to compromise compliance with the rules which apply to the treatment of the campaign for the European elections”.

For now, the controversy is scheduled for Thursday May 23, at 8:15 p.m. on France 2, and can be orchestrated by journalist Caroline Roux.