“Our voice will not be on an RN candidate nor on an LFI candidate” | EUROtoday

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Lhe legislative elections of June 30 and July 7 will contain, at a stage not often reached within the historical past of the Ve Republic, the basic values ​​on which our democracy is predicated: respect for folks and establishments, the search for fact, the protection of secularism and the visceral rejection of anti-Semitism and racism.

It is an understatement to say that the National Rally (RN), whose roots lie within the darkest waters of historical past, should be fought. But these values ​​can not tolerate any compromise, even within the identify of a barrier towards the acute proper.

They can now not be left on the mercy of those that have mistreated them for years. Camouflaged inside a so-called Popular Front, the candidates of La France insoumise betray even its historic very best.

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Faced with the key dangers generated by the cynicism of some and the cowardice of others, we name on all residents who refuse to see themselves dispossessed of their selection to not undergo calculations which might be as illegitimate as they’re derisory.

For these two-round elections, and to have the ability to select in conscience on July 7, from the primary spherical, on June 30, we should refuse political confinement between the 2 extremes by giving our votes, freely and in conscience, to the candidates extra capable of embody the values ​​wherein the Republican left has all the time acknowledged itself. Our vote will neither be for an RN candidate nor for an LFI candidate.

Laurent Azoulai, entrepreneur ; Elisabeth Badinter, thinker; Monique Canto-Sperber, thinker; Bernard Cazeneuve, former prime minister; Julien Dray, former PS deputy and co-founder of SOS Racisme; Françoise Tenenbaum, PS regional councilor for Burgundy-Franche-Comté; Philippe Torreton, actor ; Manuel Valls, former prime minister; François Zimeray, lawyer and former ambassador.

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