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The first secretary of the Socialist Party (PS), Olivier Faure, protested, Saturday May 18, in a letter to the audiovisual regulator Arcom, the group on May 23 of a debate on France 2 between Gabriel Attal and Jordan Bardella, seeing it as “fundamental democratic problem” lower than three weeks earlier than the European elections.

“A debate organized for the European elections cannot be reduced in our country to a confrontation between the right and the extreme right, effectively excluding any representation of left-wing groups”wrote Olivier Faure in a letter to the president of the Audiovisual and Digital Communication Regulatory Authority (Arcom), Roch-Olivier Maistre, of which Agence France-Presse (AFP) had a duplicate and which had been revealed by Release.

In assist of his referral to Arcom, Olivier Faure observes that the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, “is not a candidate for the European election, and that he replaces the head of the Renaissance list”, Valérie Hayer, to face the president of the National Rally (RN), head of her social gathering's checklist and really giant favourite within the polls.

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“Disregarding equal treatment and respect for political pluralism two weeks before a major political election, the debate organized by France 2 poses a fundamental democratic problem”writes the boss of the PS, whose joint checklist with Place publique led by Raphaël Glucksmann is third within the polls.

He asks Arcom to implement its “regulatory power to ensure respect for the pluralist expression of political debate, and hence the sincerity of the vote on June 9”. The regulatory authority despatched a letter on Friday to the president of France Télévisions, Delphine Ernotte-Cunci, by which she thought of that this debate was “likely to compromise compliance with the rules which apply to the handling of the campaign for the European elections”.

The regulator requested France Télévisions to tell it of the “provisions that the channel intends to implement to guarantee other lists of candidates full respect for fair presentation and access to its broadcast”in response to the textual content of this letter that AFP obtained.

Olivier Faure additionally bases his referral on the cancellation in Italy of a debate scheduled for May 23 on public tv RAI between the pinnacle of presidency, Giorgia Meloni, and the chief of the opposition, Elly Schlein. The Italian regulator had recalled that equal therapy should be supplied to all events within the run-up to the European elections.

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