Olivier Faure talking with Alexis Corbière and Jean-Luc Mélenchon at the National Assembly. (archives) - Jacques Witt / SIPA
The first secretary of the Socialist Party Olivier Faure deplored Wednesday the "splendid isolation" of the leader of the Insubmissives Jean-Luc Mélenchon and pleaded for "a single candidate for the whole of the left and the ecologists" for the presidential of 2022. On Franceinfo, he also left the door open for this candidate not to be a socialist. “We will have to choose the one who can bring us together on a project that we will have defined together and who will be able to lead us to victory. Will it come from the ranks of environmentalists, socialists, other left parties? I don't know, ”he continued.
Asked about the possibility of a reunion with La France insoumise, Olivier Faure underlined that Jean-Luc Mélenchon “does not want to go into the story I am telling for the moment, of a social and ecological block since it is on another political offer, which he called left-wing populism ”. “It is up to him to say what he is ready to do and to observe where the dynamics are. If he continues to want to remain in splendid isolation, free to him ”, he added.
Pounding the need to arrive at "rally to win in 2022", Olivier Faure said his "fed up with this moment when everyone thinks that he is the pre-designated candidate, where we leave with stables presidential elections that clash for months and months, and in the end no one agrees and basically it is the victory of one over another that makes it impossible to win on the opposite side "
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