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Corbiere, Garrido, Simonnet…what does LFI management blame on its unreinvested executives?

Corbiere, Garrido, Simonnet…what does LFI management blame on its unreinvested executives?

Corbiere, Garrido, Simonnet…what does LFI management blame on its unreinvested executives?

Just two days after the agreement, is the New Popular Front already in trouble? On Friday night, rebellious France exposed its internal divisions in broad daylight by handing out money to the controversial Adrien Quatennens, convicted of domestic violence, but not to six other candidates, including such leaders as Alexis Corbière (Seine-Saint-Denis), Raquel Garrido (Sena-Saint-Denis). Saint Denis). ) or Daniel Simonet (Paris). Enough to cause misunderstanding among those concerned and the anger of other formations of the New Popular Front.

According to Alexis Corbiere, interviewed this Saturday by Franceinfo, the only one “responsible is Jean-Luc Mélenchon”, leader of La France insoumise (LFI). “He got even with me,” he suggests. “What just happened is irresponsible. »

Internal departments involved

According to Alexis Corbières, his desire for a “more unified line” drawn domestically by people who are not reinvested is in question. “This is a purge of five deputies (…) who for several months within the group “French Insumis” continued to say: “Let’s stop this sectarian strategy towards partners, let’s stop trying to join each other,” Danielle insisted on RTL Simonne.

These internal divisions came to light in December 2022. LFI then met to decide on new movement coordination. Manuel Bompard, Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s right-hand man, unsurprisingly becomes national coordinator, but none of the LFI veterans get a place. Among them are Alexis Corbière, Raquel Garrido, as well as Eric Coquerel, Clémentine Autin and François Ruffin. “Troop withdrawal and quarantine (government bodies close to Jean-Luc Mélenchon, editor’s note) were received in a cruel manner,” Clementine Autin reacted then.

According to some parliamentarians at the time, this removal was aimed at excluding potential successors to Jean-Luc Mélenchon as leader of Insoumis. Hence the accusations of a lack of internal democracy from the targeted people, who, in particular, held a meeting between the “Frontiers” (the name given by the rebel leadership) in February 2023. A few months later, in May 2023, we learned that Alexis Corbière and Clementine Autin simply refused to join the new LFI group office in the National Assembly due to disagreements.

President of the movement François Ruffin “Picardie Debout!” Guillaume Anselet also did not invest. As Mediapart notes, in addition to his closeness to François Ruffin, he questioned LFI’s strategy last year. So does Frédéric Mathieu, who considers this a consequence of “a democratic demand within the movement,” and Hendrik Davi, who admits that he is “the enemy” of Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

Source: Le Parisien

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