At a press conference, the New People’s Ecological and Social Union (Nupes) unveiled its “shared government program” for the legislative elections with, in particular, an increase in the minimum wage to 1,500 euros net, retirement at 60 and the establishment of a Sixth Republic. “The idea was not to lead to an ideological fusion”, affirmed the leader of La France insoumise, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, during a press conference, in the presence of the first secretary of the PS Olivier Faure and the national secretary of EELV Julien Bayou, but in the absence of the leader of the communists Fabien Roussel, retained in his constituency.

This program positions itself “in a controlled, reasoned, but firm break” with the “system in which we live, a system of ecological indifference and irresponsibility, of economic and capitalist predation, and of negation of democracy. “, did he declare. It is also part “in a process of re-parliamentarization of the French Republic”, he insisted, in contrast with the “hyper-presidentialization” of Emmanuel Macron.

“If we win, our program will apply. Nothing will be negotiated with the head of state,” he said. “When there is a problem, Parliament will decide. “We have the will together to be a left of transformation,” said Olivier Faure, stressing that each partner had “sought to overcome our differences”.

With this project “built in a fortnight, in less time than it took Macron to find a Prime Minister”, “we want to give ourselves the means to win and change the lives of as many people as possible”, said Julien Bayou. This roadmap has eight chapters (social, ecology and energy, sharing of wealth and fiscal justice, public services, Sixth Republic and democracy, security and justice, fight against discrimination, EU and international) and 650 measures, of which 33 make the object of “nuances”, that is to say of divergences, explained Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

These “nuances”, which relate in particular to Europe or nuclear power, will be arbitrated “by Parliament”, he said. The agreement provides, for example, that the signatories are “prepared not to respect European rules – disobey for some, derogate temporarily for others – when they are in contradiction with the application of our program”. “We have nuances and the nuclear issue is obviously part of it, that does not prevent us, once again, from agreeing on the major issues,” said Ian Brossat, spokesperson for the Communist Party. .