POLITICS – It is not just the Republicans who have difficulties in Paca. While on the spot, the union of the left turned to an impasse in view of the regional elections, rebellious France decided on Monday, May 17, the day of filing of the lists, to give up the ballot so as not to “add to the chaos that is preparing ”in this region where the National Gathering could prevail.
“Despite all our attempts until Monday, May 17, the last day of the submission of regional lists, EELV, the PS and the PCF maintained their decision to exclude France Insoumise”, writes the party of Jean-Luc Mélenchon in a press release.
For several months LFI has been working within the collective “Il est temps” for a union of the left and citizens collectives. But EELV, the PS and the PCF will finally leave alone, without LFI and without the citizen collectives, on a list known as the Ecological and Social Rally led by the ecologist Jean-Laurent Felizia. An alliance which also caused the departure of the ecologist from Nice Jean-Marc Governatori, who set up his own list on his side.
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“In the face of such irresponsibility, we will not add to the chaos that is brewing. Conscious of the seriousness of the moment, we decide not to add a list and one more competition which adds to the disaster which is being organized ”, commented LFI, specifying not to give any voting instructions.
LFI will add nothing to the chaos that is brewing in #Paca. EELV, PS and PCF maintained their decision to exclude us, scorned 5 months of collective work with the citizens and gave up beating the right and the RN. They will bear full responsibility https://t.co/i2C0no2bow
– Marina Measure (@MarinaMesure) May 17, 2021
“The reality is we didn’t agree with LFI on the top of the list. They wanted a head of the citizen list and us ecologist ”, for his part told AFP the spokesperson for this list Nathalie Morand.
“The head of the EELV list declares that he is considering joining the right-wing list of Renaud Muselier. Thus begins a general confusion, demobilizing and ridiculous ”, also denounced LFI. “A rumor that has no place,” replied Nathalie Morand, assuring that “at no time” the candidates on this list “do not consider Renaud Muselier as a political ally”.
Faced with the leftist list, the outgoing LR president of the region has finally assembled a list comprising 15 candidates from the presidential majority, which does not present any candidates, despite the tensions that this rapprochement has aroused within his party. The candidate of the National Rally Thierry Mariani, former Minister Sarkozyste, is meanwhile given the lead in the first and second round in case of triangular in two recent polls.
During the last regional elections, the PS then led by Christophe Castaner had withdrawn its list between the two rounds, to block the National Front led by Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, paving the way for the election of LR Christian Estrosi, to whom Renaud Muselier took over.
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