Discover the candidates of the New Popular Front in Franche-Comté and their common program

Discover the candidates of the New Popular Front in Franche-Comté and their common program
Discover the candidates of the New Popular Front in Franche-Comté and their common program

While the left-wing parties finalized their agreement to form the New Popular Front alliance, Thursday June 13, 2024 in the evening, the first allocations of constituencies by party and the first names were revealed. Here are the candidates of the New Popular Front in Doubs, Jura, Haute-Saône and Territoire de Belfort.

After days of negotiations and discussions to find a common agreement, the parties of the left (La France Insoumise, Parti Socialiste, Parti Communiste Français and Europe Écologie Les Verts) announced Thursday evening that they had finalized this agreement for the 2024 legislative elections.

Finding a common program and defining the allocation of constituencies by party were the blocking points in the agreement. The left has finally agreed and revealed the distribution of nominations across the territory. The candidates for each constituency are now known. France Insoumise is the most represented party with five candidates. The New Popular Front invested three socialist candidates, two communists and two ecologists in Franche-Comté.

In 2022, the PS had no candidate in Franche-Comté as part of Nupes. Today he obtains three constituencies, to the detriment of LFI.

In the Doubs

  • For the 1st constituency of Doubs, it is LFI which will represent the New Popular Front. Séverine Veziés is the nominated candidate. In 2022, the LFI candidate was beaten by Laurent Croizier (Modem) who gathered 51.88% of the votes in the second round.

The former candidate for the 2022 legislative elections, Séverine Veziès, is the LFI candidate of the New Popular Front

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  • In the 2nd constituency of the department, the ecologist Dominique Voynet will wear the colors of the union of the left. The former Minister of the Environment and Member of Parliament for Jura obtained an investiture in a coveted constituency since, in the European elections, all the left-wing parties combined accumulated 35% of the votes, ahead of the National Rally.

The former minister, Dominique Voynet, is the candidate of the New Popular Front in the 2nd constituency of Doubs.

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  • The communist candidate Virginie Dayet is the candidate nominated in the 3rd constituency of Doubs. The mayor of Randevillers had already been chosen during the 2022 legislative elections by Nupes to represent the left in this constituency (eliminated in the first round).
  • In the 4th constituency, the PS will represent the New Popular Front in the person of Magali Duvernois. She is mayor of Exincourt. The former senator, Martial Bourquin, is his deputy.
  • For the 5th constituency of Doubs, Matthieu Cassez (LFI) will be the left-wing candidate.

In the Jura

  • France Insoumise will represent the left in the 1st constituency of Jura with its candidate Anthony Brondel. Already a candidate for the legislative elections in 2022 under the Nupes (LFI) banner in this first constituency, he reached the second round. He lost with only 43.78% of the votes against Danielle Brulebois (Renaissance).
  • In the 2nd constituency, Evelyne Ternant of the French Communist Party will be a candidate in the legislative elections. During the 2022 legislative elections,She lost with a score of 37.90% of the votes cast against Marie-Christine Dalloz (Les Républicains).
  • The 3rd constituency of Jura is allocated to environmentalists. Hervé Prat is the candidate chosen by the New Popular Front. He too was already a candidate in 2022.

In Haute-Saône

  • In the 1st constituency of the department, Sébastien Poyard (LFI) will wear the colors of the left alliance.
  • The PS mayor of Lure and vice-president of the Regional Council, Eric Houlley, is the candidate of the New Popular Front in the 2nd constituency of Haute-Saône.

In the Territory of Belfort

  • For the 1st constituency of the department, Marie-Eve Belorgey, first federal member of the PS, will be the candidate of the left.
  • The outgoing LFI deputy, Florian Chauche, is running under the banner of the New Popular Front in the 2nd constituency of the department.

The outgoing LFI deputy, Florian Chauche, is running for the 2024 legislative elections

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The leaders of the left gathered under the banner of the New Popular Front unveiled this Friday noon the first measures of their common program. “We are at the rendezvous of history”they declared, congratulating themselves on having reached an agreement.

The left alliance announced 150 measures of its program. Among the strongest, the repeal of the contested unemployment insurance and pension reforms. The New Popular Front undertakes to lower the retirement age to 60 in the 15 days following the second round, in the event of a victory for the left.

Other expected measures are those concerning purchasing power. The left alliance plans to freeze the prices of essential goods such as food and energy. The minimum wage would also be increased to 1,600 euros.

On the side of international measures, the different parties agreed on the thorny subject of the conflict between Hamas and Israel which divided within the alliance. The New Popular Front condemns “the terrorist massacres” of October 7, 2023 and demands the release of the hostages. One of the measures provides for the recognition of a Palestinian state.

Among the other key measures, the repeal of the immigration law, the implementation of an energy climate law or even a “truly free school” including free canteen and school transport and even supplies.

The official campaign for the legislative elections will start on Monday June 17. In the event of victory for the New Popular Front on July 7, representatives of the left-wing parties announced that it would be the party having won the most constituencies which would propose a name for the post of Prime Minister.

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