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Press conference of the New Popular Front, in Paris, June 14, 2024.

Four days and 4 nights of intense negotiations, and, on the finish, a household photograph bringing collectively all of the sensibilities on the left. The Socialist Party (PS), Europe Ecologie-Les Verts (EELV), La France insoumise (LFI), the French Communist Party (PCF) and Place publique (PP) introduced, Friday June 14 on the Maison de la Chimie, at Paris, the “legislative contract” of the New Popular Front. This program ” a break “speculated to mark the union of the left for the anticipated legislative elections of June 30 and July 7, with a single candidacy per constituency, will nonetheless have been tarnished by LFI.

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“Purge”, “sectarianism”, “sabotage”… The formation of Jean-Luc Mélenchon revealed, Friday night, the id of its 230 candidates invested: the previous deputy of the North Adrien Quatennens, convicted, on the finish of 2022, for home violence, seems there, however not Danielle Simonnet, MP for Paris, in addition to Raquel Garrido and Alexis Corbière, elected officers from Seine-Saint-Denis who embody essential voices inside LFI. “The far right is at the gates of power, an unprecedented gathering has just been formed on the left, and LFI has decided to fracture our movement and weaken the gathering”reacted, on

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Until now, this alliance had obtained the anointing of a number of personalities hitherto reluctant to any settlement with the “rebellious”, akin to the previous socialist president François Hollande or the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo.

Purchasing energy and diplomacy

In entrance of the cameras, Friday for the announcement of this system, the negotiators of the left-wing events seem alongside one another: Aurore Lalucq for PP, Manuel Bompard and Mathilde Panot for LFI, Marine Tondelier and Yannick Jadot on the environmentalist facet, Olivier Faure, the primary secretary of the PS, the mayor (PS) of Nantes, Johanna Rolland, and Fabien Roussel, the final secretary of the PCF. Abdel Ait Ouazghour, vehicle employee from MA France, dismissed in May following the closure of his manufacturing facility in Seine-Saint-Denis, and Jean-François Julliard, director of Greenpeace, are additionally current, as an indication of the opening of the alliance with civil society.

Taking the microphone first, the coordinator of LFI, Manuel Bompard, supported, on behalf of the left alliance, two priorities within the occasion of accession to energy: “the blocking of prices on food and energy” and a diplomatic positioning of France aimed toward “restore a voice of peace (…) on the international scene “supporting Ukraine “in the face of Vladimir Putin's war of aggression and by giving ourselves the means to obtain an immediate ceasefire in the face of the ongoing massacres in Gaza”.

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