"Let's open the discussions on the 2024 Europeans before the summer", offers LFI coordinator Manuel Bompard to his Nupes partners, Sunday in the JDD, saying he is ready to discuss a head of the environmental list.
“It would be a mistake to leave separated”, declares the faithful of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, while environmentalists have several times opposed an end of inadmissibility to rebellious requests.
Asked about the possibility of lining up behind them, Manuel Bompard replies: "We would be mad if the possibility of a common list failed for this reason. If the ecologists consider that the only option for a common Nupes list is that this they are the ones driving it, let's discuss it".
The deputy of Bouches-du-Rhône judges that "with a common list, we can win this election and beat the far right and the macronists".
"I hear that we would not agree on everything," he adds, referring to ecologists and socialists, pro-European while communists and rebellious are eurosceptic.
"But in the 650 measures of the June 2022 program, we had agreed on the European question," he said.
The Nupes agreement sealed in May 2022 stipulates that the left in power would apply its program by disobeying the European treaties if necessary on certain points, but without calling into question the framework of the European Union.
"Let's open this discussion before the summer", insists Manuel Bompard. "We can't talk about Act II of the Nupes if our first decision is to go to the Europeans against each other".
In his eyes, "the choice for 2024 will be decisive for the future" and the presidential election of 2027, because "how to govern the country together if we are not able to carry out common fights at European level?"
According to him, a program is possible on "the fight against fraud and tax evasion, against social dumping, for ecological bifurcation, for peasant agriculture that respects the environment".
04/16/2023 08:40:04 - Paris (AFP) - © 2023 AFP