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Dialogue between the French left for legislative elections stalled


Dialogue between the French left for legislative elections stalled

Paris, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Discussions between the different forces of the French left, with the goal of presenting a united front in the next legislative elections in June, are at a standstill, the leader of the Communist Party (PCF), Fabien Roussel, said on Thursday.

After the presidential election, the country’s main left-wing party, France Insoumise (LFI), proposed that socialists, communists and ecologists create a common front in view of the legislative election; however, the talks initiated are not going fast enough because they do not believe that all the conditions are in place to set this dynamic in motion, Roussel said.

The communist leader asked the four parties involved to eliminate the blocking points to move from a Popular Union with a logo and a man, to a group that respects all the forces and allows us to set in motion a dynamic, he said.

In his opinion, it is not possible to say support my program, support my anagram and with an objective, elect me as prime minister, refering to LFI leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon and to the proposals that have only been made in bilateral meetings.

For Roussel, the objective would be to unite behind a common label that we can build together and define together a contract for the legislature, leaving aside their differences and what we will not be able to agree on.

To this end, he called to hold a meeting between the four political forces to move forward with this vein, and with regard to the start of the campaign for the legislative election he criticized the LFI poster, featuring Melenchon and the slogan “Prime Minister,” as it is a form of personalism which they oppose.


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