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VSWhoop of thunder: Emmanuel Macron dissolves the National Assembly after the big victory of the National Rally within the European elections. “I only see one thing this evening, it is an RN which is beyond 40%, with all the extreme right. In this context, there is no choice, we have to stop the bullshit and be as united as possible,” declared François Ruffin on TF1.

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With greater than 8% of the votes, LFI got here in 4e place behind the RN (greater than 30%), Renaissance and the PS (round 15% every), in line with estimates.

According to the deputy for the Somme, the outcomes of the left on Sunday, regardless of “months of campaigning insulting each other, trying to tear each other apart”, “it's not a disaster either”, he mentioned. -it makes. “There are still 30% of left-wing voters who went to the polls,” underlined the Somme MP. “So it’s almost a miracle. In any case, it is a foundation on which we can rely to do better, to go higher. »

” There is no fatality “

“Do we want to win together or do we want to lose separately, this is the alternative that is before us,” mentioned François Ruffin, addressing specifically Olivier Faure (PS), Marine Tondelier (Ecologists), Jean-Luc Mélenchon (LFI) and Fabien Roussel (PCF). “I think that in our history, we saw it in the 1930s in France, we created the Popular Front, we did not create Nazism, we did not create fascism. There is no inevitability,” he proclaimed.

Reacting to those feedback on the set of TF1, Olivier Faure mentioned he needed “a coalition which would bring together people who are capable of reaching agreement in a democratic way”. “A coalition is not the leader who decides for everyone else. It's an ongoing dialogue. It is a democratic, fraternal operation, which allows each identity to be respected and to ensure that people can move forward together,” affirmed the First Secretary of the Socialist Party.