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Anything but the extreme right wing, French union warns

Paris, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The general secretary of the French Democratic Confederation of Labor (CFDT), Marylise Léon, reiterated today the total rejection of that union to the extreme right, in view of the possibility of its coming to power.

“Everything but the extreme right”, the leader of one of the two largest unions in France, with 600,000 members, affirmed to the RMC channel, only nine days before the first round of the legislative elections, in which the nationalist National Rally (RN) party aspires to achieve an absolute majority to claim the post of Prime Minister.

According to Léon, faithful to its values and history, the CFDT resolutely opposes the extreme right, its projects of inequality and the attempt to classify people according to the color of their skin or nationality.

RN comfortably won the European elections of June 9, which led to the dissolution of the National Assembly by President Emmanuel Macron and the convening of new legislative elections, triggering the battle for an absolute majority in the lower house.

Also the other big French trade union, the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), set a clear stance against the extreme right.

The organization even urged its around 600,000 members to vote in favor of the left-wing Popular Front bloc, made up of the Socialists, the insubmissives, the Communists and the ecologists.