The socialist president of the Occitania region, Carole Delga, fierce opponent of the Nupes alliance concluded on the left around LFI for the legislative elections, affirms to the Journal du Dimanche to have become “the woman to be killed” for the camp of Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
“Candidates of the Nupes (New Popular, Ecological and Social Union, editor’s note) do not have the right to contact me. Insubordinate France forbids it,” says Ms. Delga in this interview with the JDD.
“For some rebels, I am the woman to be killed”, she adds, reaffirming that she would support left-wing candidates outside of this LFI-PS-PCF-EELV-Generations agreement which she describes as “tampering electoral” and “submission to Jean-Luc Mélenchon”.
“In this Nupes, there are deep disagreements, major omissions! The signatories are divided on international issues, energy, economics, the rule of law and secularism. Just that! It’s a lack of respect for the French,” she castigates.
The elected socialist confirms that she, for her part, wants to organize a “states general of the left” at the start of the school year to “refound the republican promise through a project for a just and sustainable society”.
Asked if the post of Prime Minister had been offered to her, she replied that she had been “tested” by relatives of President Macron, but “my answer was quick: I cannot be Prime Minister of a right-wing government”.
She recognizes that Elisabeth Borne, chosen for Matignon, “has a past on the left” but adds that she “carries today a neoliberal project which will fracture this country even more”.
Ms. Delga, president of Regions of France, also indicates that Ms. Borne had accepted her request to receive all the presidents of the region at the end of June-beginning of July.
“I am appealing to him: that this government establish a real partnership with local elected officials,” she said.
05/22/2022 08:07:41 – Paris (AFP) – © 2022 AFP