Jean-Luc Mélenchon
Daily Round-up | Gustavo Petro wins in Colombia, Mélenchon surges in France

In this episode, we bring you stories from the election results in Colombia and France, protests in Tunisia and the escalating economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka

French Left-led NUPES coalition surges in French assembly polls

The French left has joined hands with the Socialist Party and the Greens to form a grand coalition, the New Ecologic and Social Peoples Union (NUPES)

France’s New Ecologic and Social People’s Union presents a radical vision in parliamentary election

Zoe Alexandra of Peoples Dispatch speaks to Florence Roger, candidate of the New Ecologic and Social People’s Union. The coalition of left and progressive parties has made major strides ahead of French parliamentary elections scheduled for June 12

French Elections Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election but working class has no illusions about future

The consolidation of liberal sections and a vigorous campaign by anti-fascist sections against Marine Le Pen aided Macron but many sections are wary of his policies

French presidential elections Macron and Le Pen to face off in presidential elections in France

As predicted by most pollsters, incumbent president Emmanuel Macron from the La Republique En Marche! (LREM) party and Marine Le Pen from the far-right National Rally (RN) secured the first and second positions, respectively, in the first round of French presidential polls

The choice before France: More right-wing policies or new approach to wealth redistribution?

Researcher and political activist Aurélie Dianara talks to Peoples Dispatch on the upcoming French elections and the prospects of Emmanuel Macron, the far-right and the left

As France’s vaccine pass proposal passes in National Assembly, left decries technocratic logic

On Thursday, the French National Assembly passed a bill calling for making vaccine passes mandatory with 214 votes in favor, 93 against and 27 abstentions. The Senate will vote on the bill early next week

As the planet wants to go green, France has a nuclear habit it just cannot kick

With one of every three lightbulbs in France being lit by the yellow-cake uranium from Niger, its armies have garrisoned the Sahel, from Mauritania at one end to Chad at the other, as part of Operation Barkhane. War is what turns on the lights in France

French Left group to introduce bill for public production of medicines

Deputies from La France Insoumise (LFI) and the French Communist Party (PCF) have demanded state-owned production and distribution of medicines. Caroline Fiat, MP from LFI, will introduce a bill on the subject in the French national assembly by next week

The Yellow Vest movement triumphs for now but questions remain

The French government has withdrawn the hike on fuel price taxes but the movement continues to grow. The direction this movement will take could have a vital influence on the future on France

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