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The first problem has been received. The intolerant democracy of the Rassemblement National, which already promised to erode the establishments of the République and their position, has been stopped, for now. The Party obtained 11 million votes within the first spherical, and is the primary single political power, nevertheless it stopped at 143 deputies, along with its allies, Ciotti's Républicains, who in reality left the occasion. It is actually not a definitive defeat – “The victory is only postponed”, warned Marine Le Pen – however for now the issue has been overcome.

The second problem: who leads the federal government?

The second problem stays, that of making not merely a “republican camp”, however a authorities that’s supported by that political space. In essence, it’s a query of isolating the novel democracy of Mélenchon’s France Insoumise. This goal has now turn into harder. Because, surprisingly, the Nouveau Front Populaire has not remained the second occasion, however has really turn into the primary and instantly, albeit within the enthusiasm of victory, has claimed the suitable to kind a authorities. The first to take action, not by probability – given his political capability – was Mélenchon himself who doesn’t need to stay remoted however, on the similar time, doesn’t need to make too many compromises on his program.

Divide the left?

The first exploratory steps to create a brand new coalition have already been taken, within the minutes following the vote. Edouard Philippe, former prime minister, chief of Horizons and ally – right now rather less aligned than just a few weeks in the past – of Emmanuel Macron, has already mentioned that “the central political forces must, without compromise, make an agreement to stabilize politics, but without France Insoumise and without the RN”. An settlement of this kind, Philippe added, “will not be long-lasting, but it will allow France to be better managed”.

Republicans very skeptical

Even in Macron's closest entourage, it’s clear that no compromise is feasible with “anti-Semitism, communitarianism and anti-parliamentarism”: that is the identikit of France Imsoumise or, no less than, of a number of of its representatives. Foreign Minister Stéphane Séjourné mentioned that the presidential camp will current “preliminary conditions” in view of a majority that excludes “Jean Luc Mélenchon and some of his allies”. From the suitable, Laurent Wauquiez, of the Républicains, nevertheless, mentioned that there will likely be “neither compromises nor coalitions”.

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The difficulties of the left

Overcoming this problem has turn into harder for a number of causes. For the left-wing events, breaking an alliance – even when similar to an electoral cartel, created in just a few days – that has come to first place is just not quite simple. Even if the tensions between LFI and the opposite events – which prevented for instance a joint record within the European elections – have been “hidden” in view of inauspicious elections. It is true that LFI has misplaced weight throughout the coalition with its 78 deputies, in comparison with the 182 of your entire NFP (to which some unbiased leftists should be added), whereas the Socialist Party has elevated them, however Mélenchon stays the relative majority shareholder, so to talk, of the French left.
In a coalition, a left with out Mélenchon would weigh lower than Ensemble, however this doesn’t imply that the Macronians do not need to make vital concessions to create even a brief alliance. On the opposite: the value of a cut up, for these events, would in any other case be to have an Lfi in opposition, able to denounce their “betrayal” and their “concessions” to Macronism. Too excessive a political price.