European elections: Raphaël Glucksmann calls on the presidential camp not to replay the “Macron-Le Pen match”

“We are not condemned to the Macron-far right duel,” said Socialist Party candidate Raphaël Glucksmann in the European elections on Sunday March 10

European elections: Raphaël Glucksmann calls on the presidential camp not to replay the “Macron-Le Pen match”

“We are not condemned to the Macron-far right duel,” said Socialist Party candidate Raphaël Glucksmann in the European elections on Sunday March 10. The Macronian communicators “will do everything to renationalize the debate, do everything to once again replay the Macron-Le Pen match for us, do everything to kidnap the elections again and lock us once again into the call for a barrage,” a- he said in front of a thousand activists during a meeting in Lyon.

“There is something else in France, there are millions and millions of humanists who just want to get up and believe again in politics, in solidarity and in justice,” he said. he thinks.

Speaking directly to the president’s “strategists,” he added: “Your charade doesn’t work anymore, it won’t work. You are not a roadblock, you are a stepping stone! You promised to bring down the National Rally [RN], and it has never been as high as today. »

“In 2024 we may lose democracy.”

“The match that counts is first and foremost the one between the conservative right and us, the social democratic left,” he said. “I want people to talk about Europe everywhere”, because these elections are “without doubt the most important European elections in history”, he said.

“We can lose everything. In 2024 we may lose democracy. We can lose security, we can lose peace, we can lose the stability of the European continent,” he warned. The war in Ukraine “is not limited to Ukraine’s borders. Its objective is not at all Donbass or Crimea. It is our democracies that are the targets,” according to him.

France must take "leadership on the European front of resistance to the invasion", he added, while the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, must defend Tuesday before the deputies the Franco-Ukrainian security agreement of February 16. The debate will be followed by a symbolic vote.

Emmanuel Macron recently “broke words with Putin-pacifism,” the socialist leader mocked. What is needed is not "a literary debate on the hypothetical sending of soldiers that the Ukrainian leaders do not ask for", but "that France finally ceases to be in the rearguard of the solidarity with Ukraine,” he said.

Other voices on the left denounced on Sunday a "duo" between the majority and the National Rally, the day after the first meeting of the majority during which most of the speakers, including the head of the list Valérie Hayer, reserved their attacks for the RN.

“I find that the majority is making a mistake because by doing that, they are giving a lot of publicity to the National Rally, its head of the list. And by setting up a duel (…), it’s a way of making the far right rise,” said the national secretary of the Communist Party, Fabien Roussel, on Europe 1 and CNews.

“I denounce this confiscation,” added the coordinator of La France insoumise, Manuel Bompard, on RTL, calling on voters to “outwit this duo.”

Within the majority, the president of MoDem, François Bayrou, sent a warning. “I do not believe that the solution is to make the National Rally the only subject of the electoral campaign. I think in a way it’s giving him a gift,” he said on BFM-TV.