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La France Insumise and French socialists reach agreement

La France Insumise and French socialists reach agreement

Paris, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The leader of La France Insumise (LFI) Adrien Quatennens assured that the Socialist Party and LFI reached an agreement of principles for the legislative elections, as discussions continue to materialize an alliance.
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According to the deputy, this is a global political agreement, a possible prelude to a pact similar to the one reached on Sunday with the ecologists and with the French Communist Party on Wednesday, in order to constitute a large block of the left ahead of the parliamentary elections on June 12th and 19th.

Quatennens made the announcement to the FranceInfo network, which reported that the initiative should allow the Socialists to compete in 70 constituencies.

After the success of Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the first round of the presidential elections in April, LFI became the center of the so-called New Popular Ecological and Social Union, with which progressive sectors seek dominate the National Assembly.

The stated goal in previous agreements with environmentalists and communists is to prevent re-elected President Emmanuel Macron from “maintaining his unjust and brutal policy” and defeating the extreme right.

The agreements also include as priorities the immediate increase in the minimum wage to 1,400 euros, the return to 60 years of retirement age, autonomy for young people, the eradication of poverty and the blocking of the increase in the prices of essential products.

It also proposes the reconquest of public services, the creation of jobs, the strengthening of health care, the real free education, the renationalization of EDF (Électricité de France), highways and airports, tax justice and environmental protection.

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