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The leader of La France insoumise, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, speaks during the last electoral rally of the main LFI candidate in the European elections, in Toulouse, June 1, 2024.

One week earlier than the European election, rigidity is palpable on the left, whereas a part of the voters has not but made its closing selection. Through platforms, socialists, “rebels” and ecologists, at conferences this weekend in Marseille, Toulouse and Paris, clashed, roughly brutally. Sunday June 2, some 1,600 activists (in response to the organizers) got here to applaud their candidate, Marie Toussaint, on the Docks d'Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis). In problem within the polls, the top of the environmentalist record, who first attacked his rival from the National Rally, Jordan Bardella, a “well-coiffed fascist, with fitted suits, but a fascist nonetheless”couldn't assist however goal this ” LEFT “, which takes up inexperienced concepts in a “faded version”. She then alluded to the decision of her rival from La France insoumise (LFI), Manon Aubry, who had invited inexperienced voters to switch their votes to the “rebellious” record. “With friends like her, no need for enemies”she commented, contemplating that “the war of the left is a mistake”. Because, after June 9, we should ” find “, however above all, don't attempt to play. hegemony “.

A warning which is addressed both to the leader of LFI, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, and to the candidate of Place Publique and the Socialist Party (PS) Raphaël Glucksmann. The latter proclaimed that this election should “cut the lines”in other words reshuffling the cards of the center of gravity on the left after the 2022 presidential election when LFI took the lead of the New Ecological and Social Popular Union (Nupes), broken up at the time of the Hamas massacres in Israel on October 7, 2023. Almost at the same time, on Sunday, the candidate of the French Communist Party, Léon Deffontaines, rejected from Marseille the two lefts, with on one side, “that of [l’ancien président de la République (2012-2017)] François Hollande, the liberal left who turned its back on the workers”, and on the opposite, “the outrageous left which seeks to divide”. Thus concentrating on each Raphaël Glucksmann, supported by the previous socialist chief, and LFI.

But the principle change of arms had taken place the day earlier than. At a gathering in Toulouse, the “red city” the place the motion is on conquered floor, LFI has delivered a brand new cost towards the socialist record, which dominates the left within the polls. Deprived of a big open-air gathering after a mix-up with the prefecture's providers, the group had retreated to the Pierre-Baudis convention middle. “Failing to wake up Europe, as their campaign slogan says, Raphaël Glucksmann will have at least awakened the ghost of François Hollande”, castigated Manon Aubry in entrance of some 3,000 individuals, in response to the motion. She additionally referred the MEP to “assessment” of the previous president and his flagship measures, reminiscent of “the CICE [crédit d’impôt pour la compétitivité et l’emploi]loss of nationality, tax gifts to the largest companies, labor law ». Irony of the weekend, twenty-four hours later, Aurore Bergé, minister responsible for equality between men and women, considered on Radio J that, on the contrary, the “Glucksmann vote, it is in fact a Nupes vote”whose program Manon Aubry continues to defend.

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