Break the oxymoron | Tarragona Newspaper

France is about to be the stage where the oxymoron represented by the play on words ‘united left’ can be broken. It is true that they have had to see the teeth of the wolf to take a historic step that leads the leftist parties to unite to go to the legislative elections together. Thus, the socialists will ally themselves with La Francia Insumisa, the populist left-wing party of Jean-Luc Mélenchon -similar to our United We Can-, which, for its part, had already reached similar agreements with Europa-Ecología Los Verdes (EELV ), the Communist Party (PCF) and Generations of former socialist Benoît Hamon. Only the far-left New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA) is missing, which refuses to participate in a union in which the Socialist Party is included. And it is that this unity is motivated not so much by the understanding between these forces as by necessity and urgency, as admitted by the first secretary of the PS, Olivier Faure: «If by dint of having as a sole obsession the debates between the left and the left, if it’s our only record, then the only alternative to Emmanuel Macron and the liberals will be the far right.” Yeah, we’ll see what happens. On this other side of the Pyrenees, the first rehearsal of the broad front of the left that is to the left of the PSOE has collided in Andalusia with the exclusion of Podemos for not arriving on time for registration. They can appeal, but it is clear that breaking the oxymoron does not seem easy.

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