This Friday, May 6, Jean-Luc Mélenchon was a guest of the 8 p.m. newspaper of France 2. Asked by Thomas Sotto about the recent alliance of the left, the leader of La France insoumise defended this decision and deplored “a letting -going full” from Emmanuel Macron.
It is an unprecedented alliance. left-wing parties have ended up agreeingafter several days of heated discussions, and signed an agreement, this Thursday, May 5. The leaders of La France insoumise (LFI), Europe Écologie-Les Verts (EELV), the Communist Party (PCF) and the Socialist Party (PS) have effectively announced unite in sight legislative elections June 12 and 19. In order to discuss this brand new coalition, which responds to the name of the New People’s Ecological and Social Union (NUPES), Thomas Sotto received its leaderJean-Luc Melenchonon the set of the television news of France 2, this Friday evening, May 6.
The boss of La France insoumise strongly defended this fusion of the left (which is not unanimous), before shamelessly attack the President of the Republic. “We had to resolve in thirteen days what had been sources of conflict for ten years… we had to be ready in time”, first indicated the 70-year-old politician. However, he pointed out, “it is not a congress that we are doing, we are preparing to govern the country, with decisions that are important“. Decisions that Jean-Luc Mélenchon sees as necessary “sensitive course changes” in the face of Emmanuel Macron’s policy.
“A rallying reflex in the face of an announced episode of social abuse”
“Because I have the impression that there is a complete neglect on the part of the current power”, tackled the dad of Maryline Mélenchon, who is never stingy with a small spade well felt. The latter then wanted to cite an example. “We are entering a period of severe drought, dozens of municipalities will be out of water very soon. What’s planned? Nothing.” To sum up, the leader of the New People’s Ecological and Social Union described this alliance as “gathering reflex in the face of an announced episode of aggravated social abuse”. A message that seems directly addressed to Emmanuel Macron.
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