French Left-Wing Coalition Unites to Challenge Far Right in Snap Elections

France's left-wing coalition, the New Popular Front, is uniting to prevent the far-right National Rally from winning upcoming snap parliamentary elections. Despite internal differences, they emphasized solidarity on key issues like Ukraine and the Israel-Hamas conflict. They aim to repeal recent reforms and boost purchasing power if elected.

PTI | Paris | Updated: 14-06-2024 20:25 IST | Created: 14-06-2024 20:25 IST
French Left-Wing Coalition Unites to Challenge Far Right in Snap Elections
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In a decisive move aimed at steering France away from a far-right leadership, the leaders of the newly formed New Popular Front coalition outlined their vision and promises on Friday. This coalition, comprising various left-wing parties, comes ahead of snap national parliamentary elections triggered after President Emmanuel Macron dissolved the National Assembly.

The far-right National Rally, led by Marine Le Pen, poses a significant threat, according to the coalition. In a stark warning, party leaders urged citizens to mobilize and vote, challenging a possible far-right government for the first time since World War II. Marine Tondelier of the Ecologists party stressed the urgency, stating, "It's either us or them."

The New Popular Front highlighted shared views on global issues like the war in Ukraine and the Israel-Hamas conflict. Promising to undo Macron's controversial reforms, they also plan to freeze food and energy prices to aid citizens financially. Aiming for a clear break from current policies, they underscore their commitment to environmental and social reforms.

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