Jean-Luc Mélenchon is the candidate of France insubordinate to the presidential one.
This Sunday, the LFI leader presented his "Campaign Parliament", made up of cultural, trade union and associative figures.
The objective: the convergence of struggles to broaden its electoral base.
" You can come !
Join our forces, enough whining, enough whining, enough hesitation, into battle!
Jean-Luc Mélenchon galvanized a few thousand of his supporters on Sunday at La Défense, during his first big campaign rally.
Four months before the first round of the presidential election, the tribune of La France insoumise called for a rally behind his candidacy.
“Since it is not possible to unite at the top, then unite at the base!” He said.
The instrument that brings us together is the program.
"On this occasion, the deputy of Bouches-du-Rhône presented his" Campaign Parliament ", a structure aimed at making" popular union ", failing to have succeeded in unifying the left.
"Reaching out to those who are disgusted with politics"
This "Parliament" is now made up of 200 people. For half, rebellious officials, and for the other half of non-members, like its president, Aurélie Found, the former patron of Attac. Among the personalities presented on Sunday include the writer Annie Ernaux, the former CGT figure of the "Conti" Xavier Mathieu, the historian Jean-Marc Schiappa - father of the minister -, the philosopher Barbara Stiegler, as well as some politicians, such as the former spokesperson for Sandrine Rousseau, Thomas Portes. "We have accused Jean-Luc Mélenchon of sectarianism a lot, but this outstretched hand shows that there is a desire to expand beyond the ranks of LFI", assures this ex of EELV.
Because Jean-Luc Mélenchon does not manage to hang the lead car in the polls.
Credited with 7 to 10% of voting intentions in the latest surveys, it remains far from the 19.58% of votes achieved in 2017. The assembly, which must meet once a month in the presence of the candidate, aims to nourish its program, but also to broaden its electoral base.
"France rebellious shows that it is not folded in on itself and can bring together people from all walks of life, associations, cultural, or trade unionists", advance the MEP LFI and vice-president of this structure, Manon Aubry.
“These personalities offer other sounding boards and will be able to touch the popular classes and those who are disgusted with politics.
"We must unite all the anger"
This is the objective of Jean-Luc Mélenchon in this campaign: to seek the voices he lacks among the abstainers. “Hope is found in working-class neighborhoods. If they get going, we're going to win.
Otherwise, we will be beaten. It's that simple, ”he said clearly in an interview with
. To achieve this, the candidate seems to have put aside the “populist” strategy of 2017. He also mourned a hypothetical union of the traditional left, while Yannick Jadot (EELV), Anne Hidalgo (PS), Arnaud Montebourg (ex-PS) and Fabien Roussel (PCF) seem determined to present themselves. While he struggles to convince the popular categories, the candidate seems today to bet on a convergence of struggles, reflected by the faces of this new parliament. A form of election marketing?
“It is not political marketing, but to win, as Aurélie Found particularly theorized with his rainbow block, the union of struggles is essential, underlines Thomas Portes.
All the anger must be united: the people who are fighting over the issue of nuclear waste, the "yellow vests", the feminists mobilized against gender-based violence… ”.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon thus hopes to break through with his left-wing competitors and benefit, in the home straight, from a “useful vote” effect as in 2017.
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Presidential election 2022
France Insoumise (LFI)
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