No to Macron and Le Pen! For an active boycott of the 2022 French elections!>The PES proposes to workers and youth not to vote in the elections and to advocate a conscious political rejection of the poisoned choice between Macron and Le Pen.https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2022/04/12/zwtv-a12.html
Very informative analysis of French politics and class struggle!
In reading this article, French elections gave me a flashback to US electoral farce. The dual between Macron and Le Pen reminded of Trump versus Hilary Clinton. Mélenchon plays the role of Bernie Sanders. It is more or less the identical scenario with different actors resulting in the same outcome: the French working class interests sacrificed.
Macron, a former banker, and Marie Le Pen are establishment candidates and both serve the French ruling class. Macron is nicknamed 'Le Petit Napoleon', the diminutive Napoleon, as he rules with an iron fist. Marie LePen is a fascist. Like Trump, she appeals to anti-immigrants and anti-Muslims.bigots. Neither candidate represents the working class.
Melenchon is the French version of the American Bernie Sanders. He also asked his supporters to switch their votes to Hilary Clinton, the anti-Russian warmonger, after he was conspired against by the Democratic party. Many of his followers refused to endorse her.
Macro has had a tumultuous experience as president of France. He angered Algeria, a former colony, by criticizing its government resulting in Algeria closing its airspace to French airplanes. He was also outplayed in Mali by Putin, ending with the French exiting Mali. Then Macron was humiliated by the submarine deal where France lost a 10 Billions contract to USUKAUS plot against France. To make matters worse, he was slapped by a French citizen during a campaign.
French politics mirrors that of the US in so many ways. Le Pen is not anti-Russian so was Trump. Macron pursued almost the same policies Hilary would have enacted had she been elected, She was a staunch opponent of Putin. There are differences between France and US politics of course.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.