Monday, July 1, 2024

KKE on French elections: Only the workers-popular movement can stop the rise of the far-right

Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally (RN) party led the first round of France’s parliamentary elections on Sunday, taking it closer to the gates of power than ever before.

After an unusually high turnout, the RN bloc clinched 33.15% of the vote, while the left-wing New Popular Front (NFP) coalition came second with 27.99% and President Emmanuel Macron’s Ensemble alliance slumped to a dismal third with 20.76%, according to final results published by the Interior Ministry on Monday. 

In a statement (here in Greek) concerning the results of the first round of parliamentary elections in France, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) stresses out:

"The political forces, such as those of the social democracy and the liberals, which for years have distinguished themselves in anti-popular politics at the expense of the French people and in support of the strategy of the EU and NATO, not only cannot be a counterweight to far-right disgusting candidates like Le Pen, but essentially with their politics, which they christen as "democratic" and "progressive", push disaffected labor-popular forces into such parties, which appear with a "pro-people cloak". They essentially suggest the same path that has led to the strengthening of the far right in France and elsewhere.

An answer both to the far-right and to new pseudo-dilemmas about "reaction" and "progress" can only be given by a rising workers-popular movement, the class struggle itself, which will target the causes that give birth to these reactionary political currents, the EU, imperialist rivalries and wars".


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