The French left fears the presidential breakdown

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You miss only one being and everything is depopulated: Saturday in Paris, the absence of Jean-Luc Mélenchon at the meeting of the left parties with the ecologists has clearly shown, in the hollow, the difficulty of this dialogue intended to give birth to a possible union list.

The improbable alliance

With 19.58% of the votes cast five years ago, the leader of La France insoumise (radical left) confirmed in November that he will again be a presidential candidate from April-May 2022. Result: the prospect a dispersion of left-wing voters and environmentalists seems assured: “He wants to go there alone. This is his third and last battle – he was already a candidate in 2012 – and he wants to challenge Macron and Le Pen again. What does the damage matter! ” recognized, Saturday, a framework of rebellious France, worried about an electoral explosion. “We accept the idea of ​​meeting again in May to initiate a process with a view to a platform and a common candidate”, however reaffirmed the leader of the French Greens in the European Parliament, Yannick Jadot, originally of the meeting.