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France Local Election_European Left President Heinz Bierbaum "Only the unity between the left and ecological/green forces can trigger a social and ecological transformation"


30 Jun 2020



The European Left (EL) congratulates the French Communist Party, all its members and volunteers for this important electoral success at the second round of the 2020 municipal elections. From today the Communist Party will be a protagonist in the new coalitions and majorities that will rule the cities of Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Poitiers, and Nancy.

The President of the EL Heinz Bierbaum congratulates, in particular, the National Secretary of the French Communist Party Fabien Roussel, and Pierre Laurent, the Vice-President of the EL for the electoral result.

With its 223 mayors elected in the first round and its leading role during the second round, "the PCF proves to be an important actor of these victories. This result confirms us that there is a leftist alternative to this neoliberal system, which in France is represented by the France President Emmanuel Macron" said Bierbaum.

"The actual system does not work except in preserving privileges and fostering inequalities, as this crisis triggered by the Covd-19 pandemic shows. And even if the abstention has been high, the signal sent by the citizens is clear. When the Left and ecologists/green forces unite, they win because they can bring to the citizens what they need and want: a real change toward social and ecological policies", continues Bierbaum.

 "The result of the elections in France shows us that the solidarity and unity of left-wing political forces are fundamental to the future of Europe because it sparkles crucial changes required for a social and ecological transformation".



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