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For Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the New Popular Front settlement “is not a matter of people but of a program”

Asked by 20 minutesJean-Luc Mélenchon denied on Saturday endangering the New Popular Front following the controversy surrounding the investitures of La France insoumise (LFI) within the legislative elections. “The agreement is signed”underlined the “rebellious” chief. “This agreement is not a matter of people but of a program”added Mr. Mélenchon, accused by his allies of “purge”.

Danielle Simonnet, elected in Paris, in addition to Raquel Garrido and Alexis Corbière, deputies from Seine-Saint-Denis, who embody discordant voices inside LFI, weren’t reinvested. “Lifetime investitures do not exist. But political coherence and loyalty in the first left-wing parliamentary group are also a requirement to govern”considers Mr. Mélenchon.

The former presidential candidate additionally judges that Adrien Quatennens, convicted of home violence and reinvested “was tried and he served his sentence. […] Now, some are adding a penalty of ineligibility under the threat of making everyone lose. I am appalled “.

Asked about the possibility that he would run for Matignon in the event of a victory for the left, the “rebel” assured: ” I'm not asking for something. » “I'm not building a career. The rebels produced capable leaders. When Léon Blum became head of government in 1936, he was not at the level of Manuel Bompard, nor Mathilde Panot or Clémence Guetté, he was an art critic and Marxist leader of the Socialist Party. » “I’m not building a career”he insisted, including as regards to a attainable candidacy for the legislative elections: “LFI had to cede one hundred and thirty constituencies! I won't take anyone's place. I proved that I could be useful in other ways. »

While the economic program of the New Popular Front is strongly criticized by the executive, Mr. Mélenchon has brushed aside these accusations – “old refrains against the Popular Front! » – and claimed that “Macronie has already ruined France! […] The question is not “how much does it cost?” however “who pays?” »he defined, specifying that he needed to contain the richest.

“Bardella is Macron made worse. He already has the policy. He has just accepted retirement at 64”he additionally attacked, castigating “social scam” which, in accordance with him, the chief of the National Rally (RN) represents.

Asked a few attainable voting instruction within the occasion of an RN-Macronist duel, Mr. Mélenchon kicked in: ” We'll see… “

Mr. Mélenchon additionally denounced the accusations of anti-Semitism in opposition to him and his social gathering: “The program of the New Popular Front engages the struggle in opposition to anti-Semitism. But additionally in opposition to Islamophobia and hatred of Muslims. Defeating racism and racist insurance policies is decisive. » “I’ve all the time mentioned that attacking a rave social gathering on the night of October 7 was a terrorist act. […] But we are going to by no means legitimize the correct to revenge. Nor particularly the continued massacres. Our line is worldwide legislation, interval. »

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