François Ruffin sows discord among the rebels

15 June 2024 / Interviews

The deputy for Somme made known during the night from Friday to Saturday his dissatisfaction with the investiture office of France Insoumise: “Thank you, but: I have not asked you for any investiture, no authorization. I have not fallen under the caudine forks of your stupidity, your sectarianism. You prefer a man who hits his wife, perpetrator of domestic violence, to comrades who have the impudence to have a disagreement with the great leader. Our democracy deserves better than you. »

The MP's reaction follows the purge decided within the France Insoumise investiture office not to reappoint the couple Raquel Garrido-Alexis Corbière as well as Danielle Simonet, among others, former traveling companions of Jean-Luc Mélenchon dismissed for “crime of lèse-Mélenchon”, according to Raquel Garrido, who shared a post on

The deputy for Seine-Saint-Denis had co-founded the left party in 2008 with Jean-Luc Mélenchon, but adopted a critical position vis-à-vis the attitude of Jean-Luc Mélenchon following the attacks of October 7 . If other rebels were offended by the decision of the nomination office, the reactions of the majority of activists are rather critical of François Ruffin's speech, which gives a bad image of this union which had just formed the same day.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon will undoubtedly be suspected of placing his pawns within the New Popular Front, where several elected officials have said they are capable of occupying the post of Prime Minister. Enough to breathe a breath of confidence into this new union.

Lionel de La Roche