Jean-Luc Mélenchon holds the “keys” to uniting the left for the general elections

With a view to the parliamentary elections, things are moving on the left. After their poor results in the first round, the communists, ecologists and socialists have no choice but to turn to La France insoumise, which, according to the Communist candidate (PCF), Fabien Roussel, will win the race on Thursday “Key” an agreement, with its around 22%.

Sentiment on the Place du Colonel-Fabien has deteriorated sharply since the April 10 election results, which gave Fabien Roussel 2.28% of the vote. We took down the huge photo of the candidate that hung on the Oscar Niemeyer-designed building. And Fabien Roussel, if he cracks a few more jokes, turns his attention above all to the general elections, where the survival of the French Communist Party (PCF) is at stake. During this period, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who is out in the country for a few days and strong in his result, does not decide. Through the voice of his campaign manager, Manuel Bompard, he launched an idea: to discuss, yes, but on condition “The grouping takes place around the program directed by Jean-Luc Mélenchon”with the results of the first round of presidential elections being considered proportionally as the key to the distribution of constituencies.

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Things become clearer in a letter sent to the Communist Party and to Europe Ecologie-Les Verts (EELV) on Thursday evening, signed by LFI’s pillars – Adrien Quatennens, Mathilde Panot, Aurélie Oublie and Manuel Bompard. Complaints reminder, first: “We remember you excluding us from every joint list, including against the National Rally in the PACA region. Therefore, a last-minute settlement for simple concerns from electoral rescue organizations would be misunderstood and demoralizing.”, you write. They also call for some form of public apology: “They must commit to stopping the attacks. We believe you need to explain yourself to the voters who will believe what you said. »

“Let’s discuss everything, let’s be crazy”

The letter then mentions the possibility of building a majority in the National Assembly, “without hegemonic will or compulsion to collect” and based on a “joint joint program”based on “L’Avenir en commun”, the project of Jean-Luc Mélenchon. “Everyone has their own program elsewhere. But in the legislative process it will serve as a reference for the votes to be cast, one says. Of course, everyone remains free in their expression, their organization and their decisions. But all will commit to forming an intergroup in the National Assembly to support or flawlessly oppose the government of our majority or to compromise the power that would be there. »

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