Laurent Joffrin of this movement to reinvigorate the left - the Point

Laurent Joffrin, former director of Release, this Monday's "new movement" which was supposed to encompass and exceed the formations of the historic left, "

Laurent Joffrin of this movement to reinvigorate the left - the Point

Laurent Joffrin, former director of Release, this Monday's "new movement" which was supposed to encompass and exceed the formations of the historic left, " including the PS ", and with" an ambitious agenda " for 2022. At the time of the announcement of the creation of the movement, 140 people have signed the call of Laurent Joffrin, among which, Mazarine Pingeot, Laure Adler, or even Agnès Jaoui.

At a press conference at 11 a.m. in Paris, Laurent Joffrin has launched a call for "the reconstruction" of the left, addressed to all those who are " concerned for the future of the planet and of the national cohesion ". "It is necessary to create a new movement, which encompasses and exceeds the formations of the historic left, particularly the PS," wrote this close to François Hollande in his appeal, which includes " approximately 130 signatories, intellectuals, experts, business leaders, activists or union, creators and artists ".

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The conversion policy of Laurent Joffrin, 68 years old, has made a stir in the newspaper Libération, in which he gave up the leadership, while wishing to keep the possibility to write chronicles. The writing of everyday life had made him know that she wanted to cut ties with him, holding his political commitment is incompatible with any function within the log.

Target 2022

According to Laurent Joffrin, the left needs a " central force that places ecology at the heart of public action ". But "the social question, especially in the period that opens, will remain central," he says. "If nothing changes" in the context of the presidential election of 2022, he cautions, " the next term will be a competition between the spokespersons of the wrath and the proponents of an ecology reduced to a party, under the eye of the last socialist burdened by a bad conscience ". "In an election, lost, left, will be eliminated in the first round, and in the second, constrained to call piteusement to make a dam in the national Gathering to leave five years older liberalism-authoritarian divide the country ", he adds, does not exclude a victory of the extreme right.

To avoid this scenario, it calls the left to " reinvent its doctrine and its programme ". It is " radically change the direction of the economy to keep the planet liveable ", " to reorient the european project around a new energy deal and eco ", " ensure the safety with a republican State respectful of the rule of law and secularism ", "to provide an outlet for the feminist movement" or " an end to discrimination imposed on minorities."

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" We therefore call on all those and all those who share this vision to join us. Then, we will start the process that will go through the meeting of social foundations and ecological, in which the character transparent, and participatory will be guaranteed. The adherents of this movement will then select their representatives, and will develop, with input from all, the project of transformation that is missing in France and that will have to find its incarnation in 2022, " says Laurent Joffrin.

Updated Date: 20 July 2020, 06:33

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