Where is the French Left heading?

Politique — Opinion

Despite the creation of the NUPES leftwing alliance ahead of the legislative elections in 2022, the French Left is still mired in a crisis of faith.  Beset by fragmentation and having declined to form a new democratic structure, none of the political parties and movements that just eight months ago formed the Nouvelle Union Populaire Écologique et Sociale now seems willing to press ahead with a joint reconstruction of the Left. Yet such a move is essential, argues Mediapart's co-editorial director Stéphane Alliès in this op-ed article.

Radical-left take charge of French parliament's key finance committee

France — Link

The presidency of the National Assembly's powerful finance committee, which can investigate the tax affairs of individuals and corporations, and the spending of ministries, has been handed to Éric Coquerel, a Member of Parliament from the radical-left La France Insoumise party, a consequence of President Emmanuel Macron's party losing its absolute majority in the house in recent legislative elections.

French radical-left leader slammed for conspiracy theory outburst

France — Link

Speaking in a radio interview, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of the radical-left La France insoumise (France unbowed) party warned that a 'serious incident or a murder' would occur at the height of next year's presidential election campaign, citing tragic events during previous campaigns and seemingly suggesting they are part of a recurrent plot to change the outcome of the vote.