French politics

Mélenchon’s blind and tenacious resentment

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Parti de gauche co-president and Front de gauche leader

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Parti de gauche co-president and Front de gauche leader

The political come-back is coming and the activity of this blog is increasingly restarting. And just before dealing with the traditional Parti socialiste Summer University, I wanted to lean on Mélenchon and his recent statements about Manuel Valls.

Interviewed by Le Journal du Dimanche, Parti de Gauche co-president – one of the Front de gauche’s main components – back from Latin America, declared current minister of Interior was contaminated by Front national’s ideas. French socialist party showed its indignation, some as Philip Cordery MP, considering he has to choose his camp between the ruling majority and the opposition.

As usual, the former senator of Essonne spells it out to tackle French socialists and the strategy led by PM Ayrault and the French president, responsible for the current situation of France. According to Mélenchon, François Hollande removed “any ambition for future” and would be concerned by one thing: paying the debt, one more reason for the Parti de Gauche to be much more critical vis-à-vis this Left which is leading a conservative policy and hatred limitless.

Nonetheless, this legitimistic critic is looking like to a limitless and blind resentment towards the French Socialist Party, as if it was a private matter for Mélenchon. Apparently, the Parti de gauche co-president is looking for settling accounts with the Socialists and this “mock Left”, and appearing as the leader of the “authentic Left” rebel and not submitted, disobeying and leading the upcoming revolution faced to a (social-democratic) Left giving up vis-à-vis the markets.

But, adopting this strategy, Jean-Luc Mélenchon is in the posture but also puts his real ambitions forward, this is to say taking his revenge on the French Socialist Party, undermining the Ayrault’s action and strategy as soon as possible, even if it means jeopardizing any possibility of union between the main French Left components in the forecast of the March 2014 municipal elections. The French Communist Party clearly understood that and invited his partner to not confusing anger and injective at the moment tensions seem more and more important within the Front de gauche coalition.

Jean Luc Mélenchon with Pierre Laurent, PCF Secretary General

Jean Luc Mélenchon with Pierre Laurent, PCF Secretary General

Some of you will be maybe surprised but I consider Jean-Luc Mélenchon as having talent and a brilliant man sometimes. But his limitless critic of Jean-Marc Ayrault and François Hollande’s policy may cause prejudice to him insofar he is only tackling and seems to have no proposals and political project for France and is using his political status just to settle accounts with his ex-political movement. His blind resentment does not foster the debate within the French political Left and is absolutely not translated by any electoral gain so far. The Front de gauche leader is clearly aware of this but seems to prefer the injective.

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