– Historic agreement between LFI and environmental activists for legislative elections
The European Eco-Green Party agreed to unite with La France insoumise for Sunday’s assembly elections. A potential deal with PS is pending.
The Left is really uniting: La France insoumise and Europe Écologie-Les Verts (EELV) finalized the historic agreement for the June assembly elections from Sunday to Monday night, while negotiations with the PS and PCF are in progress.
The Federal Council of EELV validated the agreement, which has been negotiated for the past two weeks, by 84 votes, 10 against, 8 white votes and one non-voting person. Sources close to the talks said the deal would specifically allocate 100 blocks to the environmental pole.
Leaving aside the small generations movement that signed the agreement with the LFI on Thursday, the negotiations between the LFI and the EELV were far more advanced in the bilateral discussions initiated by Insoumis with each of the left forces, after 22% of Jean-Luc Mலlenchon. In the presidential election.
Still disagree with PS
The weekend was able to reach a final compromise around relations with Europe (“non-cooperation” but only for certain economic and budgetary rules if necessary), the common label (“new popular environmental and social union”) or factional modules, the most hotly debated issues.
If there is a majority in the National Assembly, the agreement stipulates that “the Prime Minister will come from Jean-Luc Mலlenchon, the largest body in the legislature.” Because negotiation is not a long quiet river. Again on Wednesday the leader of the environmentalists Julien Bayou dealt with rebel negotiators who are considered the most difficult in business at a press conference. For their part, they pointed to the “internal differences” of the Insoumis EELV.
The end of the agreement is historically significant. The LFI and EELV have been two powerful left forces for many years, first in the 2017 and 2022 presidential elections and second in the by-elections after the 2019 European elections.
The LFI agreement with the Socialist Party will be of historic significance, as secession has been deepening since Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s departure from Solferino in 2008. But he had to wait. Negotiations will then begin and continue logically on Sunday evening.
“Success is the goal”
“If the debate does not end tonight, it will never end,” LFI leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon began at the Paris Labor Day parade. “It’s moving forward, make sure we do everything we can to move it forward,” Jean-Luc Mன்சlenchon promised. “It means whether or not we are aiming for success.”
A deal tonight? “Tonight, I’m asleep,” Olivier Faure, PS’s first secretary, a few dozen meters away, replied: “There is no deadline. You must win. We can see clearly that we are not far from an agreement. We will continue to talk tonight. A few minutes later, Olivier. Farrell and Jean-Luc Mன்சlenchon shook hands and engaged in a brief conversation before shouting “Union Popular!” In front of the cameras.
Laurent Baumel, one of the socialist negotiators, justified: “There are a lot of things to look back on, this is natural, and we are doing something historic.”
At the end of the day on PFMTV, rebel deputy Alexis Corpier (LFI) was optimistic: “A political union is being formed, it is pleasing, it is a majority. Socialist Olivier Faure is increasingly negotiating with the LFI under the pressure of internal opposition.”
His predecessor, Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, the leader of the PS, released an open letter on Sunday, specifically referring to LFI’s desire to “pull out of European agreements” and launch a “dizzying practically impossible expense” to bring retirement to 60. Points that Anne Hidalgo was harshly criticized during the presidential election campaign. The PS criticized Jean-Luc Mன்சlenchon for his support for Russia-occupied Ukraine and for his rejection of NATO.