PARIS (Reuters) – MEP Jean-Luc Mélenchon, in favor of a complete overhaul of the European Union or to an output of the France of the EU, wants to make the 2017 presidential election a referendum on the EU treaties.
“the choice of the next president is a choice about Europe. I want to make a presidential referendum on the European treaties,” says co-founder of the left Party in an interview with Le Monde, published Wednesday on the newspaper’s website.
“what distinguishes me from many other left currents is that, in my mind, the nation is a lever . European battle France is strong, “yet said Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who won 11.1% of the vote in 2012
.” the situation (is) absurd: the economic and political dogmas Europe at the German had blocked everything. And it proposes to continue! Everyone knows that a new treaty is scheduled for 2017, “he added.
the day after the vote British in favor of Brexit end of June, Jean-Luc Mélenchon had welcomed the result, seeing “an extraordinary opportunity for France to return to the front of the stage and to propose any other methods.”
a leader of an anti-left Hollande, the socialist former makes its return Sunday to mark a “picnic” organized in Toulouse.
in view of elections in 2017, it occupies a political space which could infringe socialist Arnaud Montebourg, which was unveiled last Sunday, but Benoît Hamon, Marie-Noëlle Lienemann and Gerard Filoche, candidates for the primary PS.
in the same interview with Le Monde, Jean-Luc Mélenchon looked forward to this competition.
“Today, fear is the only link to the proposed French. When applications arise Hamon, Montebourg, Duflot, Lienemann and Filoche, it expands the space for other topics, “Judge former Minister Lionel Jospin.
” The first thing these nominations are saying is that Holland has failed, “he insists.
(Simon Carraud, edited by Emmanuel Jarry)