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Election posters in Auch, May 16, 2024.

Less than two weeks earlier than the European election, assaults are coming between the left-wing events. On BFM-TV, Monday May 27, the pinnacle of the Place publique-Socialist Party listing, Raphaël Glucksmann, invited his rival from La France insoumise (LFI), Manon Aubry, to him “drop the sneakers”. “Focus on the far right”he added. “When we hear Mr. Glucksmann and [la tête de liste Renaissance Valérie] Hayer says that Europe is an opportunity, there is a gap between what we experience daily and the speeches”continued, the subsequent day on C8, the communist candidate Léon Deffontaines, associating the consultant of the Socialist Party (PS) with the candidate of the presidential camp.

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If these offensives have the looks of electoral postures, additionally they recall the existence of two lefts in Europe, ensuing from the 2005 referendum, the place the no to a European Constitution received. This is evidenced by the examination of the applications of the PS, LFI, the French Communist Party (PCF) and the Greens for the European elections. “What sets us apart is enlargement and the federal leap”illustrates MEP Emmanuel Maurel, candidate on Léon Deffontaines' listing.

International points proceed to fracture the left. Starting with Ukraine. On the one hand, social democrats and ecologists are in favor of its integration into the European Union (EU), on the opposite, “rebels” and communists are against it. The arming of the Ukrainian entrance in opposition to the Russians can also be debated. In latest days, Raphaël Glucksmann stated he was able to assist sending long-range missiles to the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, when the pinnacle of the environmentalist listing, Marie Toussaint, was rather more cautious. The radical left is fiercely against it, not wishing to grow to be “cobelligerent”. She all the time campaigns for an answer “diplomatic” with Vladimir Putin, even when this may outcome in the present day in a give up of Ukraine.

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In actuality, it’s the very imaginative and prescient of European development which is on the coronary heart of the dissensions, even when nobody is advocating an exit from the EU anymore. Thus, the expression “federal jump” is positioned on the coronary heart of the ecological and socialist applications. Both events current it as a necessity for higher “fight against social, fiscal and environmental dumping”, as summarized within the Greens' program. They additionally plead for the institution of a European protection, due to this fact a typical military, alleged to make Europe extra unbiased. “We share many common objectives with the Greens. They are our first allies”, admitted Raphaël Glucksmann on May 15, presenting the 337 measures of his thick program. Social democrats and ecologists additionally dream of giving Europe the capability to “raise the tax” in an effort to improve sources to finance, for instance, the ecological transition or reindustrialization.

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