“The only thing to do is to unite the left,” declares Raphaël Glucksmann | EUROtoday

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After a number of days of silence, MEP Raphaël Glucksmann affirmed on France Inter, Friday, that the one factor that issues is “to beat RN” and that the one method to do that is “a union of the left”, thus validating the New Popular Front.

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For the previous head of the PS-Place publique record within the European elections, Raphaël Glucksmann, who spoke on Friday June 14 on France Inter, “a union of the left” is “the only way” to stop the victory of the National Rally (RN) within the legislative elections, thus validating the New Popular Front regardless of its disagreements with La France insoumise (LFI).

Saying he understood that those that voted for him within the European elections “may feel betrayed”, he assured France Inter that he had “obtained” “extremely clear commitments” on Ukraine, Europe and the Israeli-Palestinian battle.

The negotiations with its new allies “were an ideological balance of power”, however since Sunday and its practically 14% which positioned it forward of the opposite left-wing events, “there has been a reversal of the balance of power” and “the project has completely evolved on lines which are very far from what LFI has defended until now,” he added.

Mélenchon “won’t be Prime Minister”

It can also be because of this that the chief of this union “will not be Jean-Luc Mélenchon”, as a result of “we need a person who creates consensus” and “there are other figures infinitely more consensual” , underlined Raphaël Glucksmann, citing the rebellious deputy François Ruffin, the socialists Boris Vallaud and Valérie Rabault, in addition to the previous chief of the CFDT Laurent Berger.

“I am not a candidate,” he added, “guaranteeing that (the) lines that have been laid down are respected.”

Determined to “block the road” to the RN, he spoke out “for a Republican withdrawal” within the second spherical of the legislative elections, however “also so that we do not procrastinate when we are not there, to call for a vote against the opponent of the National Rally”.

With AFP