In the Dordogne, dissident PS candidates after the “capitulation” of the Nupes agreement Candidates from the Socialist Party will stand in the legislative elections in the four constituencies of the Dordogne against candidates invested by the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes) – three candidates from La France insoumise (LFI) and one from Génération.s – learned Agence France-presse from local socialist officials. Former Socialist Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who left the PS after the agreement sealing the union of the left, was to participate Friday evening in Périgueux in a public meeting to support these four dissidents, explained to AFP one of them, Floran Vadillo, candidate in the constituency of Périgueux. “We have been wiped off the map” by the electoral Nupes agreement, with an “unsustainable” program, said Mr. Vadillo, 36, who resigned this week from his post as national secretary of the PS. With Christophe Cathus, Christian Teillac and Martial Peyrouny, invested like him by the PS before the presidential election, he maintains to “send reformist left deputies to the National Assembly”. The Dordogne, led by a socialist for twenty-eight years, has always sent at least two socialist deputies to Paris between 1997 and 2017. The PS presidential candidate, Anne Hidalgo, however, collected only 2.17% of the votes. vote in this department, which had placed Marine Le Pen in the lead in the first round and Jean-Luc Mélenchon in third place (20.3%). For the socialist president of the department, Germinal Peiro, who supports the four dissidents, the Nupes agreement “is not a union but a capitulation, a submission, an erasure”. “There is a desire to crush the PS” in Dordogne, he assures AFP. According to him, the leader of La France insoumise, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, “has integrated the fact that he had no chance of being prime minister and he wants to settle the fate of his partners. If he wanted a majority on the left, he would have taken local roots into account. He shrunk the left! »
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