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"Emmanuel Macron a donné son feu vert, ça va se faire rapidement": ce député LaREM est formel. A l'issue des élections européennes, la gauche "Macron compatible" va se structurer. Sous la houlette du ministre des Affaires étrangères Jean-Yves le Drian et de Didier Guillaume, le ministre de l'Agriculture, un mouvement de gauche allié à LaREM, inspiré de la formation "Agir" à droite, va se lancer.

A bunch of has-beens and never-wases, current or former right-wing members of the Socialist Party (think Manuel Valls, who has, thankfully, re-emigrated when it transpired that Macron wouldn't touch him with a bargepole) want to form a "Macron-compatible" vehicle on the "left", because they believe there is 15% of the electorate which is theirs for the taking.

The article makes an analogy with the Macron-compatible grouping on the right, "Agir", but that doesn't work... The bulk of "Républicains" are filled with admiration and/or envy of Macron who has shoved through reforms that they haven't dared to try in the last couple of decades. Les Républicains are now reduced to a rump polling 14%, of racists and authoritarians.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri May 24th, 2019 at 02:04:48 PM EST
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