“Pyromaniac”, “endearing and friendly”… Who is Philippe Poutou actually? | EUROtoday

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NOTThere is little question that within the subsequent two weeks, Philippe Poutou, the spokesperson for the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA-l'Anticapitaliste), will spend extra time in Carcassonne than in Bordeaux the place he has sat, since 2020, on the municipal council of town and the meeting of Bordeaux metropolis. The “New Popular Front” has, actually, invested the commerce unionist employee from the defunct Ford manufacturing facility in Blanquefort, positioned within the Bordeaux suburbs, to defend the colours of the united left within the first parliamentary constituency of Aude.

An sudden determination which dangers pushing aside many left-wing voters on this former socialist territory steeped in southern radicalism synonymous with moderation. Because, past the romantic picture of the affable revolutionary, Poutou is…

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