With the left divided, Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National was the first opposition force
First cracks in the union of the French left (Nupes) in the aftermath of the legislative elections. In addition to the Socialist Party (PS), also Europe-Ecologie-Les-Verts (Eelv) and the Communist Party (PCF) they oppose the proposal made by Jean-Luc Melenchon (La France Insoumise) to form a single group in the National Assembly under the single label of the Nupes coalition (Nouvelle Union Populaire Ecologique et Sociale).
Interviewed by France Presse, socialists, greens and communists say that the coalition pact signed in early May with Me’lenchon envisaged distinct groups in parliament. “There has never been talk of a single group. There will be a socialist group in the National Assembly“, says the spokesman of the Socialist Party, Pierre Jouvet. Same music from Europe-Ecologie-Les-Verts.” Merging into a single group is excluded “, declares the ecologist spokesman Alain Coulombel while sources close to the Communist Secretary Fabien Roussel (PCF ) say they are “in favor of an inter-group but not a common group” at the Assemble’e Nationale.
France, Nupes: Melenchon wants a single group in parliament – “La Nouvelle union populaire e’cologique et sociale (Nupes) should be constituted with a single parliamentary group” at the National Assembly: this is the proposal put forward by the leader of the reunited Gauche (Nupes) as well as the founder of France Inoumise (LFI), Jean -Luc Melenchon, fearful that the obtaining of 89 seats by the Rassemblement National of Marine Le Pen (RN) could somehow call into question his “status” as the first opponent of Emmanuel Macron. The Nupes is made up of several possible parliamentary groups. Beyond France Insoumise, the Socialist Party (PS), Europe-Ecologie les Verts (EELV) and the French Communist Party (PCF) join the coalition of the French left. “If there was only one group, the opposition would be called Nupes, without any discussion,” Me’lenchon stressed. But his proposal already divides the various souls of the Gauche. For the socialist deputy, Vale’rie Rabault, outgoing president of the socialist group in the Assembly, “La Gauche is plural, represented in its diversity in the National Assembly. It is a force at the service of the French people. Wanting to eliminate this diversity. ‘it’s a mistake, I object “.
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