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For Olivier Faure, “there is no logic in Mélenchon being the candidate” of the left to turn out to be prime minister within the occasion of victory

Guest of the TF1 morning present this Tuesday morning, after the settlement reached on the left, the primary secretary of the Socialist Party affirmed that he didn’t need Jean-Luc Mélenchon to turn out to be prime minister within the occasion of a victory for the left, opposite to what had been been defended in 2022 with Nupes.

“Last time there was some form of evidence, he was the man[s] 22% [au premier tour de la présidentielle]the one who was the main force within a left which sought to unite”he recalled, earlier than recalling that the present negotiations are going down after European elections the place the PS got here first on the left.

“There is a political reality after these European elections. You have a main force with the PS, Raphaël Glucksmann came out on top. There is no logic in Mélenchon being the candidate” to turn out to be prime minister, added Olivier Faure. After a marketing campaign marked by very sturdy criticisms addressed to one another by the socialists and the “rebels”, the primary secretary of the PS acknowledged that “certain words stuck in my throat”. “I’m not snug with all the things they are saying; When I discovered them yesterday, I informed them what I hadn't appreciated throughout this marketing campaign”said Mr. Faure, believing that they have sometimes “crossed the yellow line”notably when Jean-Luc Mélenchon described the level of anti-Semitism in France as “residual”.

But, for him, “that’s not enough to disqualify them”listing the subjects on which they agreed, such as opposition to pension reform or unemployment insurance reform. “We are discussing the program, everyone is moving forward on their red lines”he announced.