“I am not a candidate for the permanent candidacy”said the leader of Nupes, when asked about his intentions for the next presidential election.
«I want to be replacedin the perspective of the next presidential election, indicated Jean-Luc Melenchon in an interview on the site Reporterre posted on Tuesday, September 6, ensuring that its “task is to complete (one’s) intellectual work». «I want to be replaced“, replied the leader of La France insoumise (LFI) to a question about his intentions for the presidential election.
«Yes, that’s it, in 2027, and why not in 2056. Do you know where you will be tomorrow morning? We are all mortal, dear friend, and from a certain age the probability increases“, he added. “I would like people to stop bothering me with this. I am not a candidate for the permanent candidacy. I’ve done it three times already, because necessity dictated“, insisted the former candidate, who”does not aspire to constantly renew the same role».
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“Make Yourself Loved”
«And in the future, I have a task: I have formulated for the first time an overall theory which allows us the synthesis between political ecology, the heritage of historical socialism, republicanism, and that calls the theory of the era of the people and the citizen revolution. My task is to finish this intellectual work“Said the former deputy of Bouches-du-Rhône. Regarding his succession, Jean-Luc Mélenchon warns: “The first who starts a civil war (within the movement, Editor’s note)he will deal with me».
«There are always good reasons to start wars… But here is my advice: make yourself loved. The one who will be most loved by many, you will see that it will seem natural to you to say: “Go, go!“,” he explained.
«So, with regard to the continuation of the candidacies for the presidential election, fear rather the overflow than the too empty. So it will happen“Added the one who finished third in the presidential election (22%) in the spring, before uniting the left behind LFI in the legislative elections in the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes).
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