“The idea was not to achieve an ideological fusion”, affirmed the leader of rebellious France, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, during a press conference, in the presence of the first secretary of the PS Olivier Faure, and the national secretary of EELV Julien Bayou, but in the absence of the leader of the communists Fabien Roussel, retained in his constituency.
This program is positioned “in a controlled, reasoned, but firm break” with the “system in which we live, a system of indifference and ecological irresponsibility, of predation in economic and capitalist matters, and of negation of democracy. “, did he declare.
It is also part “in a process of re-parliamentarization of the French Republic”, he insisted, in contrast with the “hyper-presidentialization” of Emmanuel Macron.
“If we win, our program will apply. Nothing will be negotiated with the head of state,” he said. “When there is a problem, it is Parliament that will decide.”
“We have the will together to be a left of transformation”, affirmed Olivier Faure, stressing that each partner had “sought to overcome our differences”.
With this project “constructed in a fortnight, in less time than it took for Macron to find a Prime Minister”, “we want to give ourselves the means to win and change the lives of the greatest number”, said Julien Bayou.
This roadmap has eight chapters (social, ecology and energy, sharing of wealth and fiscal justice, public services, Sixth Republic and democracy, security and justice, fight against discrimination, EU and international) and 650 measures, of which 33 are the object of “nuances”, that is to say of divergences, explained Mr. Mélenchon.
These “nuances”, which relate in particular to Europe or nuclear power, will be arbitrated “by the parliament”, he specified.
The agreement provides, for example, that the signatories are “prepared not to respect European rules – disobey for some, derogate temporarily for others – when they are in contradiction with the application of our program”.
“We have nuances and the nuclear issue is obviously part of it, that does not prevent us, once again, from agreeing on the major subjects”, specified Ian Brossat, spokesperson for Mr. Roussel.