Alexis Delafontaine, edited by Gauthier Delomez
On the left, the parties await the result of Sunday’s presidential election. According to several polls, apart from Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the other candidates, from Fabien Roussel to Anne Hidalgo, have little chance of qualifying for the second round. Eyes are already turning to the legislative elections where everyone hopes to get out of the game.
The first round of the presidential election is approaching, and the left-wing candidates are awaiting the results, without any real surprise. Apart from the Insoumis Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the other candidates, from Fabien Roussel to Anne Hidalgo, have little chance of qualifying according to the latest polls. This is why the deadline for the legislative elections next June attracts the attention of left-wing parties, where everyone hopes to get out of the game, like the Socialist Party.
The PS wants to complete an agreement with the PCF
The PS would even be “close to concluding an agreement with the Communist Party”, affirms a senior leader to Europe 1. The agreement between the PS and the PCF would distribute a hundred seats in the National Assembly, with a majority for the socialists. But, according to a communist executive, “before signing, we want to talk with rebellious France and EELV”.
The PCF’s request is simple: “A non-aggression pact for all outgoing deputies between the four parties”. This is to be certain of keeping their parliamentary group which today has 16 deputies, as well as that of LFI.
Mélenchon wants to create an alliance with the Greens
Opposite, Jean-Luc Mélenchon leads a radically different strategy, when he should arrive well ahead of the left. The rebellious candidate wants to create a great alliance with the Greens and the Communists to make the Socialist Party disappear. However, environmentalists refuse to have any discussions before the first round in order to be able to measure the balance of power and negotiate their constituencies in a more opportunistic way with the winner, whether socialist or mélenchoniste.