France, the conspiracy against Mélenchon

There is already, according to all indications, a “conspiracy” unfolding in France itself, an attempt to overturn the result of the election, a kind of apostasy. Among the scenarios “in play” are the assignment of the Prime Minister’s post to a person outside of “Unobowed France”, which is the largest force of the New People’s Front, such as the leaders of the Socialist and Ecologist parties, or the former President Hollande, possibly the splitting of the Popular Front and the towing of a part of it into Macron’s camp. At the same time, the barrage of attacks on the leader of the Popular Front by almost all the media continues.

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Who could be the next French PM?

By Victor Goury-Laffont
Jul 8, 2024

For weeks, the prospect of the far right grabbing power for the first time in France’s modern history was all that was discussed.

But against all odds, the New Popular Front, a hastily concluded alliance between the four main left-wing parties — the Socialists, Greens, Communists and Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s France Unbowed (LFI) movement — came out ahead, while Marine Le Pen’s National Rally fell to third place.

What comes next remains highly uncertain. The choice of France’s future prime minister formally belongs to the country’s president, Emmanuel Macron, who is not legally bound by the election’s results — though political custom dictates that the head of government be chosen from the ranks of the strongest political force or coalition.

The big question is who the left will put forward to serve as prime minister. During the campaign, the New Popular Front chose not to run with a figurehead, unlike the National Rally with its president Jordan Bardella and the pro-Macron coalition, led by the outgoing Prime Minister Gabriel Attal.

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French leftists pitch candidates for PM, warn Macron not to keep Attal in place

Jul 9, 2024

French leftist parties on Tuesday pitched potential candidates to head a minority government, hoping to name a potential prime minister by the end of the week.

The leftist alliance also “solemnly” warned President Macron not to keep Prime Minister Gabriel Attal in his role for much longer.

France‘s left-wing parties arrived at the National Assembly Tuesday for orientation sessions after having emerged from the snap legislative elections with the largest number of seats in parliament.

Negotiations to form a new government continued in France Tuesday after the National Assembly split into three blocs in the wake of snap legislative elections. The leftist New Popular Front coalition took the helm, Emmanuel Macron’s Ensemble came next, while the election’s first-round winners, the far-right National Rally (RN), came third.

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Jean-Luc Melenchon: Star of France’s hard-left poses problem for election victors

By Elizabeth Pineau

The towering firebrand of France’s hard-left, Melenchon’s France Unbowed (LFI) party won the most seats of the leftist alliance that scored a shock victory over the far right in Sunday’s snap legislative election.

His party’s top position gives him a credible claim to be France’s next prime minister. But his hopes of dragging France sharply leftward appear dead after mainstream party chiefs quickly ruled out forming a coalition with a tax-and-spend, pro-Gaza figure who many in France view as an antisemitic radical.

The New Popular Front (NFP) leftist alliance could seek to cobble together an unwieldy coalition without him, or try to form a minority government by reaching individual deals on legislation with rivals, but neither would be easy.

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Melenchon, who denies accusations of antisemitism, “is the most divisive figure within the NFP,” said Socialist leader Olivier Faure, referring to the New Popular Front (NFP) leftist alliance.

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François Ruffin estime que Jean-Luc Mélenchon “est un obstacle à la victoire du Front populaire”

Jun 25, 2024

Le député sortant François Ruffin, un des candidats au poste de Premier ministre en cas de victoire de la gauche aux législatives, a estimé ce mardi 25 juin que le leader de La France insoumise Jean-Luc Mélenchon était un “obstacle à la victoire du Front Populaire”

“C’est pas un appui ici Jean-Luc Mélenchon, c’est plutôt quelque chose qui repousse les électeurs”, a indiqué François Ruffin sur TF1 depuis sa circonscription, où il tente de se faire réélire malgré les très bons scores du Rassemblement national aux dernières élections européennes.

“Ca serait bien que les dirigeants de La France insoumise soient ici”, a-t-il ajouté, en rappelant la candidature du leader de LFI à Hénin-Beaumont, face à Marine Le Pen, lors des législatives de 2012.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon “passe tous les deux jours à la télé pour se dire qu’il se met en retrait, c’est plus tellement une mise en retrait”, a également ironisé François Ruffin.

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Exterminez – le! Après Corbyn et Fico, Mélenchon!

Par Dimitris Georgopoulos
Jul 6, 2024

Qu’ont en commun l’ancien leader du parti travailliste britannique Jeremy Corbyn, le premier ministre slovaque Robert Fico et le leader de la “France Insoumise” Jean-Luc Mélenchon ?

Le premier point commun est qu’ils sont de gauche, même si leurs convictions individuelles diffèrent sur certains points. On peut être d’ accord ou non avec eux, mais ils appartiennent à la race de plus en plus rare des hommes de gauche authentiques, de plus en plus rares dans cette foule d’imposteurs et de “planteurs” de la soi-disant gauche et du “centre-gauche” qui ridiculisent et déshonorent toute notion de la gauche. 

La deuxième est qu’ils ne sont pas contrôlés par les centres de l’OTAN. Tous les trois sont des critiques féroces de la politique de l’Alliance Atlantique (c’est aussi le cas de Mélenchon, même s’il a d’abord traite d’ inacceptable l’ intervention militaire russe en Ukraine, ne prenant pas en compte les provocations des Occidentaux contre la Russie pendant 30 ans. En outre, il a prononcé recemment deux discours en faveur du droit des habitants des différentes régions d’Ukraine à décider eux-mêmes, par référendum, dans quel État ils veulent vivre, une position très avancée par rapport à l’ensemble de la politique européenne de promotion de la guerre).

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