In Massy, ​​the battle of the 2 lefts between Jérôme Guedj and his former substitute | EUROtoday

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“Galy, Galy, Galy, where is Galy? Ah, there he is ! » In the entrance to a building, rue de Rome, in Massy (Essonne), Jérôme Guedj speaks for himself in front of a series of mailboxes. For hours the outgoing deputy for Essonne has been playing postman in his childhood neighborhood. He printed thousands of letters and personalized envelopes for the elderly, those who participate most in elections. You still have to talk on the intercom, enter, then find each person's box. Leaving the building, the elected socialist meets his father, who has just slipped the same letters into other social housing. “I have done all his campaigns since 1998, smiles the retired physiotherapist. This time, I dare to hope that he passes in the first round. » “My father is irremediably optimistic”, feedback the individual involved, way more cautious.

This is as a result of the half seems to be advanced and distinctive. This time, Jérôme Guedj's foremost opponent is just not the Macronists who beat him in 2017, nor the proper or the far proper, however a girl from his personal camp. Until the dissolution of the National Assembly, the ecologist (Generations) Hella Kribi-Romdhane was even its deputy within the National Assembly. For two weeks, nothing has been going properly between them.

At the guts of the discord, the New Popular Front. Jérôme Guedj might properly have been invested by this left-wing coalition and brought up its program, however he refuses to put on its colours, in order to not owe something to La France insoumise (LFI) and to his former socialist comrade Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a person who handled him in latest months like ” coward “, of “whistleblower” and accused him of denying his ideas, with feedback bordering on anti-Semitism. On the leaflets that he leaves in mailboxes, Jérôme Guedj presents himself as a candidate for the “gathering of the left, environmentalists and progressives”, supported by all left-wing events, besides the New Anti-Capitalist Party and LFI.

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Hella Kribi-Romdhane, quite the opposite, defends tooth and nail the New Popular Front, and the alliance with LFI. She additionally took on as an alternative a former spokesperson for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Philippe Juraver. “I too have reservations with regard to Jean-Luc Mélenchon, explains the Massy municipal councilor. But there will not be 36 methods to be a majority, we’d like the union of the whole left, together with the LFI. This is the explanation why I made a decision to be a candidate, in order that the Popular Front is represented on this constituency. »

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