“It will therefore be the worst, that is to say continuity”: The leader of the rebellious Jean-Luc Mélenchon castigated on Friday a new government “without audacity”, with the exception of the appointment of the new Minister of Education Pap Ndiaye.

“Under a dull and gray appearance, without audacity, and lack of enthusiasm”, we find in this government “the main figures of social mistreatment and ecological irresponsibility of the previous government”, he said in a declaration at the headquarters of LFI broadcast on social networks.

The rebellious tribune, who hopes to become the next Prime Minister after the June legislative elections, wondered “where has the ecological and social turning point gone which we had been told about”. “So it was once again verbal words and better said lies,” he claimed.

However, he was “delighted with the departure of the two crusaders in the fight against Islamo-leftism, (Jean-Michel) Blanquer and (Frédérique) Vidal”, launching a “good riddance”.

He recognized “a boldness” in the appointments, that “of a great intellectual, Pap Ndiaye”. “He is one of the small catches, (…) with another renegade, the former president of the LR group Damien Abad”, he noticed.

In the end, “all of this is terribly disappointing for those who expected something from it, sadly confirming for us who expected nothing from it, and relatively worrying if we take into account what we see”, continued Mr. Mélenchon, deploring in particular “the first place in the protocol order”, of Bruno Le Maire, reappointed to the post of Minister of Economy and Finance.

He is “the man who for five years carried the liberal policy of cutting French industry, abolishing the ISF, inventing the flat tax, etc…”, a- he denounced.

He also regretted the appointment to Agriculture of Marc Fesneau “present at 4:00 a.m. in the Assembly to vote against the ban on glyphosate”, or that of Olivier Veran, “the only minister who has ever insulted the parliament, asking the deputies to be quiet”, as minister for relations with parliament.

But, he hoped, “all these people are just passing through if the voters decide to do so by voting for an alternative majority, ours, that of the Nupes”, in the legislative elections.

The left alliance (Nupes, LFI / PS / EELV / PCF) would obtain 27.5% of the voting intentions, ahead of Together! (LREM / MoDem / Horizons / Agir) which would reach 27% and the National Rally (21.5%), according to a survey by the Elabe Institute.

05/20/2022 18:34:06 –         Paris (AFP) –         © 2022 AFP