” There is no crisis or anything ” insisted Mélenchon in announcing Friday, August 22 that it was abandoning the co-chair of the Left Party. This withdrawal is for him as part of a reorganization of the party
But, “ political failure is such that we fear the worst . It goes wrong before the end of the five-year period, “said he still said in a telephone interview with AFP. For there is indeed in his attitude an admission of failure: after a rather successful campaign in 2012, the Left Front has managed not to capitalize on its relative success
The failure against the National Front
” In the end it will be them against us, “he said several times Mélenchon about the National Front . But it is clear that it has not reached its goal of effectively fight his enemy number 1 , the party of Marine Le Pen.
Already, the parliamentary elections of 2012, Jean-Luc Mélenchon had lost his bet to face on his land the head of the National Front in Henin-Beaumont. He was knocked out in the 1st round, facing a Marine Le Pen in the lead with 42% of votes.
But the biggest blow came with European 2014 : the National Front came top of the poll for the first time in a national election with 24.85% of votes, while the Left Front was a little over 6%
Alliance failed with the Communist Party
The Left Front did not survive the coming to power of the PS. The alliance between the Communists and the Left Party was torn the strategy against socialists . While the Communists advocated the entente cordiale with the PS, the mélenchonistes opposition called for a more frontal.
The municipal elections of 2014 blew differences. To ensure some seats, the Communists allied with the Socialists in several cities, including Paris, that Mélenchon has not digested. “This was all set for a handful of positions in municipal” , it still railed Friday.
A voice inaudible against the PS
Jean-Luc Mélenchon dreamed of seeing the Left Front embody alternative to a socialist party increasingly social democratic . But he failed to bring out an audible movement to the left of the left. “The voice of his party no longer resonates in the Palais Bourbon”, recently noted the PS deputy Jean-Jacques Urvoas, told the Express .
The strategy of the Communist municipal blurred the political message of the Left Front, and the movement has failed to attract him to the slingers PS or environmentalists disillusioned with President Francois Hollande.
Mélenchon said Friday it would not participate in the National Council of the Left Front, September 6. . Sign this decision somehow death of the movement
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