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La France insoumise: 2/3rds of Mélenchon’s Supporters Will Abstain or Vote Blank in Choice between Far-Right and Macron.

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Charlie Hebdo on the “prats” who will Abstain or Vote Blank Faced with Le Pen. 

Two-thirds of far-left ‘Unsubmissive France’ movement to abstain or cast blank ballot in presidential run-off France 24.

This “consulatitve vote” – since La France insoumise is a rally, not a democratic party, is apparently intended only as an “Indication” of what activists think.

S’abstenir ou voter Macron ? Les militants de La France insoumise de Mélenchon optent aux deux tiers pour le vote blanc ou l’abstention

Nouvel Obs.

La France insoumise a dévoilé ce mardi après-midi le résultat de la consultation de ses militants sur la conduite à tenir au second tour, entre vote pour Emmanuel Macron, qui refuse toute concession à Jean-Luc Mélenchon, et abstention.

Seuls 243.128 militants sur les 430.000 inscrits de la plateforme internet La France insoumise se sont prononcés. La consultation s’est close mardi midi et leurs votes se répartissent ainsi : 36,12% appellent à voter blanc ou nul, 34,83% à voter Emmanuel Macron et 29,05% se disent favorables à une abstention. Le communiqué précise : “Il ne s’agissait pas de déterminer une consigne de vote mais d’organiser la prise de parole des insoumis.es au sujet de leurs choix de second tour.”

Only 243,128 activists out of the 430,000 who belong to the Web Network of the La France insoumise voted. The consultation closed on Tuesday at mid-day. The voting was as follows: 36,12% for a blank-spoiled ballot, 34,83% for Emmanuel Macron, and 28,05% said they backed abstention. The communique added, “It is not a question of deciding how we should vote, but to give a voice to the choices that the ‘insoumis’ will make in voting during the second round.

The choice of voting Marine Le Pen was not available during the consultation, although over 15-16% of voters for  Mélenchon in the first round may vote for the far-right in the second (BFMTV).

Libération comments that Mélenchon did not have the courage to take a clear stand because he knew how divided his ‘movement’ was, “On comprend mieux la distance de Jean-Luc Mélenchon, qui a refusé de se prononcer publiquement, de peur de perdre des militants en route.” ( la France insoumise est divisée.)

From the French Communists, the PCF, the reaction was not favourable.

Alors que Marine Le Pen est aux portes du pouvoir le résultat de la consultation de la France Insoumise n’est peut être qu’une photographie mais c’est une mauvaise nouvelle », a réagi sur Facebook Igor Zamichiei, secrétaire départemental du PCF à Paris et membre de l’exécutif national.

When Marine Le Pen is at the gates of Power the result of the consultation of la France insoumise is only a photo-shot, but it’s bad news, remarked on Facebook  Igor Zamichiei, the regional secretary of the PCF at Paris, and a member of the party’s National Executive.

Le Monde. 

More comment unfolding: that the vote indicates a state of mind in some circles on the French left (se Charlie cartoon above….)

This  contrasts with those more directly affected by Le Pen:

 

 

See also: 

Why we support Macron in the second round – op-ed in Le Monde (English original) and DiEM25 France in Mediapart YANIS VAROUFAKIS.

In today’s Le Monde I call upon French progressives to vote for Macron in the second round of France’s Presidential election. The article explains my recommendation to French voters and finishes off with the following promise to Emmanuel:

“I shall mobilise fully to help you beat Le Pen with the same strength that I shall be joining the next Nuit Debout to oppose your government when, and if, you, as President, attempt to continue with your dead-end, already-failed neoliberalism.”

For the full article, in the original English, can be read below. (See also DiEM25 France’s collective position published earlier in Mediapart.)

 

 

 

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  1. A MELECHON ELECCIONES

    QUERIDO AMIGO, QUERIDOS AMIGOS CREO, CREEMOS SINCEDRAMENTE QUE SE LE DEBERIA DE DAR TODOS LOS APOYOS Y VOTOS DE NUESTRAS FORMACIONES E IDEOLOGIAS A “MARINE LE PEN “.

    A NOSOTROS NO NOS GUSTA LA GLOBALIZACION , NO NOS GUSTA EUROPA DEL EURO ,DE LOS RECORTES DE LAS REFORMAS , ETC PARA LOS MAS DESFAVORECIDOS , NO NOS GUSTA EL RECORTE DE DERECHOS Y LIBERTADES , NO NOS GUSTA ESTE MONSTRUO VIRTUAL DE EUROPA DEL EURO ETC.

    POR LO TANTO PARA QUE SEA POSIBLE QUE SE DESHAGA ESTE MONSTRUO ES NECESARIO QUE SE LE DCE TODO EL PODER Y TODA LA AYUDA AL ‘ FRENTE NACIONAL DE MARINE LE PEN ‘ QUE ES HOY POR HOY LA UNICA QUE PUEDE DFESHACERLO Y SACARNOS DE ESTE INFIERNO VIRTUAL Y POR DISTINTOS MOTIVOS CLARO QUE LOS NUESTROS , PERO ES LA UNICA Y HABRA QUE AYUDARLE HASTA EL AGOTAMIENTO PUES EN LAS PROXIM AS ELECCIONES ‘LEGISLATIVAS DE JUNIO DEBERA GANAR ‘.

    UNA VEZ DESHECHO EL MONSTRUO DE LA EUROPA DEL EURO Y SEAMOS CADA PAIS LIBRE , SE VOLVERAN CADA UNO A SUS IDEOLOGIAS POLITICAS Y SOCIALES, NOSOTROS A NUESTRA IDEOLOGIA DE IZQUIERDAS Y CADA UNO A LAS SUYAS, PERO AHORA REPETIMOS ES NECESARIO EL APOYAR A ESA FORMACION DEL ‘FRENTE NACIONAL ‘ PARA QUE NOS LIBERE .

    QUIZAS OS MANDEMOS COMENTARIOS Y ESCRITOS QUE TENEMOS DESDE TIEMPO HA , SOBRE LO NEFASTO DE LA GLOBALIZACION, SOBRE LA CRISIS DE LA SOCIALDEMOCRACIAS, SOBRE LO NEFASTO Y VIRTUAL DEL SISTEMA , SOBRE LO NEGATIVO DEL CAPITALISMO ,, SOBRE LA VIRTUALIDAD DE LA ECONOMIA Y DEL SISTEMA DE COSAS ESTABLECIDO ETC, ETC. Y APORTANDO ALTERNATIVAS NO SOLO CON LO NEGATIVO SI NO APORTANDO ALTERNATIVAS,, PERO ES QUE LAS ELECCIONES LEGISLATIVAS ESTAN AHI A LA VUELTA DE LA ESQUINA EL MES QUE VIENE, NO SE SI TENDREMOS TIEMPO ,, HAY QUE ACTUAR DESDE YA.

    SALUD FRATERNIDAD , IGUALDAD

    JEAN-PAUL

    May 19, 2017 at 7:03 pm


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