False Note Vacation: La Nupes’ Adventure

The holidays and the return to school promise to be stormy on the left: the coordinator of La France insoumise Manuel Bompard questioned Wednesday “the will of the partners to continue the Nupes” after months of tension and disagreements.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon went further on Thursday evening on his blog: “The reasons why these three parties (Socialist Party, Communist Party, EELV) more or less frankly bury the Nupes are of a totally convergent nature. For them, it is a question of defending their ‘brand’ in what they see as a market”.

The former presidential candidate nevertheless assured: “The campaign for unity must redouble its intensity, and last as long as we do not win our case. Not to annoy anyone, but because it ‘is necessary”.

Previously, it was the leader of the Mélenchonist movement Manuel Bompard who threw a stone into the pond, questioning “the sincere desire of our partners to continue the Nupes”, on his own blog, in reference to the impossibility to deepen the left-wing coalition in recent months.

He listed several projects, and in the first place that of the European elections of 2024. The Greens and the Communists have already named their respective leaders and believe that the ballot, proportional in one round, is not conducive to the same alliance as in the legislative elections of 2022.

“What are one or two more hypothetical seats worth in the face of the opportunity to beat the lists of Macron and Le Pen and give a huge breath of hope to the country?”, lamented Manuel Bompard.

He also deplored “the exclusion of LFI” from the partial agreement for the September senatorial elections.

“Olivier Faure tells stories”

The rebels thus send a warning shot. One more clue for those who, within the coalition, believe that LFI is guarding against an end to the Nupes, or even anticipating it. In question: the coalition would not be operational enough.

“If there was an ounce of sincerity, Bompard would not have published this note… La Nupes cannot function by public oukazes and he knows it”, reacts an ecologist parliamentarian.

“He is working on the hypothesis that the Nupes disappears” and wants “to appear as the one who has tried everything”, continues this elected official close to the head of EELV Marine Tondelier.

“Whose fault? Surprise: Mélenchon, that goes without saying,” quipped Jean-Luc Mélenchon in response.

The day before, he addressed public reproaches to the first secretary of the PS, Olivier Faure, who relativized the division of the left in the Spanish legislative elections and drew lessons from it for France: “Olivier Faure tells stories”, because “the system Spanish election is completely different. In the hour of danger, such advice is disastrous”.

“Everyone must get used to the fact that a coalition does not work in cannon”, judged in return Olivier Faure in a blog note to be published Thursday, of which AFP had a copy. “I do not believe that the pressure continues” on EELV and the PCF “is likely to reverse their decisions” for the Europeans, “on the contrary”, he writes, recalling that the Socialists will vote for their part, at the end of September.

“I see no interest in dramatizing and suggesting that the coalition of the left and environmentalists would be threatened by an election for which the lists have always been separated”, he insists, while inviting “everyone to come and strengthen the union so long awaited and so much attacked”.

Former Socialist Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, anti-Nupes, judges on his own blog that Jean-Luc Mélenchon “has managed to make all (his partners) inaudible, by marginalizing them within a system designed to serve his only interests. “.

Its interests are what each party seems to defend through ever-renewed tensions. The national secretary of the PCF Fabien Roussel still stood out on Monday by not signing, like the other leaders, the press release of the Nupes on the police. LFI deputies – and some communists – were moved.

Marine Tondelier, for her part, confides to AFP: “When he says that Nupes must live up to history, Manuel Bompard is right: that supposes that everyone takes height … and vacations” .

This article is originally published on arabnews.fr

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