Its challenge is how to move from being a movement of fans to a party of activists. As it held its second party conference on October 21st, the ruling La République en Marche (LREM) faced the question of how to progress - to survive even - outside election campaigns. Even though the next major elections, for the European Parliament, take place in May 2019, the party still has to mobilise its registered members – they do not have to pay to join – if it wants to implant itself locally.
Since January 7, 2023 our colleague and friend Mortaza Behboudi has been imprisoned in Afghanistan, in the Taliban prisons.
We do not forget him and call for his release.