France: how far can the left unite?

France how far can the left unite

Eight days after the dissolution of the National Assembly, a lightning campaign began this Monday (June 17, 2024) with a view to the early legislative elections. Several tenors of the left are gathered this evening in Montreuil under the colors of the New Popular Front, an alliance concluded last week and already prey to certain tensions. Can the New Popular Front prevent the far right from coming to power? Is the union a facade?

To debate it :

– Bastien Françoisprofessor of political science at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

– Mathieu Fullaresearcher at the Sciences Po History Center (CHSP) and teacher at Sciences Po, author of the book French socialists and the economy (1944-1981) Editions Presses de Sciences Po

– Mathieu Gallard research director at Ipsos France.