Prime Minister ? “I am not a candidate for anything,” swears Mélenchon, who denounces “jealousy” | EUROtoday

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IHe pleads “misunderstanding”. Twelve days after leaving Matignon's door huge open within the occasion of a victory for the left within the legislative elections, along with his well-known “I do not eliminate myself, but I do not impose myself”, Jean-Luc Mélenchon rounds off the angles. “I am not a candidate for anything,” he swears Monday in The Event on France 2.

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François Hollande, Lionel Jospin, Raphaël Glucksmann and Fabien Roussel have already made this level their crimson line for the New Popular Front. Again on Monday, Marine Tondelier assured that Mélenchon “will not be Prime Minister”. “There is a lot of jealousy and ambition, that’s quite normal,” replies the individual involved.

“I am not concerned by this battle. I don't have a career. If it is I who must be Prime Minister – admit that I am perhaps not the least badly placed to exercise this function – yes I will exercise it in such and such a way,” he explains to Caroline Redhead. According to Mélenchon, “among the Insoumis there are people capable of being Prime Minister”. He cites particularly Manuel Bompard, Mathilde Panot, Clémence Guetté, Éric Coquerel and Younous Omarjee. “I can perfectly be a minister among others or not be a minister at all,” he insists.

“Little internal wars to try to eliminate me”

His feedback on “residual anti-Semitism” have been denounced by LFI’s companions throughout the NFP. Mélenchon brushes them apart with one hand: “All of that is abusive and is completed to torture me, humiliate me as a lot as potential. » He calls his companions to order: “I inform everybody who performs this little sport, now, we should focus our efforts on victory and never on small inside wars to attempt to get rid of me. »

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