To sign the agreement, the PS, EELV and the PCF had to put water in their wine in order to get as close as possible to “The Future in common”, the program of LFI. “We are not going to rehash the past, live in the rear view mirror”continued Jean-Luc Mélenchon. “It’s a new page, you have to invent, work, be radical, but a tenable radicality. […] It is not just an electoral agreement. We are posing an act of collective resistance to an era of social, ecological and democratic mistreatment that has been announced to us by a power that was elected under the constraint of a second round by default.
If the four main left-wing parties leave under a common banner for the legislative elections on June 12 and 19, “everyone will have their group in the National Assembly and then there will be an inter-group”said the leader of La France insoumise. “If we win, the political discussion will continue in Parliament. We will not all be in single file behind some improbable leader who will solve all the problems, especially if it is me, who is not a candidate for this role.”