Jean-Luc Melenchon is the leader of La France Insoumise. He considers the legislative elections "the third round in the presidential election" and hopes to become Prime Minister in June by winning a majority of Assembly members.
He writes in this column in "Liberation" that "for the first time, cohabitation would arise two month after the presidential election and in complete contradiction with it".
In the event that there is a "fundamental divergence" between the President and Prime Minister, "I stated that the problem would now be brought before National Assembly."
Insoumis, a tribune, points out that a parliamentary group may request a declaration from the Prime Minster on the government's policy in a specific field or on a particular question. Although it doesn't compel voting, it does not prevent it.
A parliamentary group can also present a resolution for a vote, and there is nothing that prohibits it from relating the dispute in executive branch" between the president of the United States and the prime minister.
"In my eyes, this is a radical re-parliamentarization of the exercise of political power in France," insists Mr. Melenchon, who sees it as "an essential step in the dismantling of presidentialism".
He points out that programmatic differences between signator organizations under the New People's Ecological and Social Union's shared government program (Nupes) "represent only 5 % of the total of 65 proposals" "will be resolved by the vote of parliamentarians".
He boasted that "the credibility and governmental stability seem as clearly guaranteed as pre-eminence in the debate and the decision by parliamentarians is affirmed". This would be after a lengthy phase of stunningly solitary exercise power.