Recalcitrant France refuses any alliance with the PS for the parliamentary elections

Mathilde Panot, leader of the LFI MPs, assured that her party would not reach an agreement with the Socialists for the general elections

PS First Secretary Olivier Faure said he was ready to start a dialogue with Jean-Luc Mélenchon for the general elections on Saturday, but LFI MPs leader Mathilde Panot replied that there were no talks with the PS and so going on giving this refusal was “final”.

While on Friday the Insoumis proposed to environmentalists and communists to form a coalition for the general elections on June 12 and 19, but excluding the Socialist Party, Olivier Faure assures in an interview with the newspaper that “(his) hand is outstretched “. release.

“I am willing to engage in dialogue, on condition that it is not a staging of a lying poker game,” explains the first secretary, who on the evening of the first round called for “a pact for social justice and ecological”. .

He lays down some principles for an agreement: “First, seek individual candidates where there is a threat from the far right. Then avoid fraternal duels when a leftist or environmentalist leaves.” “Finally, to agree as often as possible on the candidate who has the best chance of winning against the right, taking into account the results of the last elections, the specific dynamics of presidential elections and territorial settlements,” he continues.

“We do not call for public flogging”

The President of the group of deputies La France insoumise Mathilde Panot replied in the JDDthat there would be “no talks” between his party and the PS, “and this refusal is final”.

“The PS was very clear,” she argues. The PS candidate “Anne Hidalgo didn’t want to build anything with us. We took note of her attacks and her refusal to make a clear assessment of François Hollande’s five-year tenure”.

It also specifies that the environmentalists Yannick Jadot and the communist Fabien Roussel “must be held accountable for their numerous attacks on Mélenchon, this is a requirement”. “We are not calling for a public flogging,” she explains. “But you owe us an explanation. Yesterday we were for Jadot Putin’s friends. Today that doesn’t seem to stop his party from wanting to talk to us.”

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