Pantin is an area bordering Paris It is located in the northeast corner. It was one the largest cities of the 20th Century.Great communist fiefdomsOf the Parisian Belt, for later, already entered into the new century with increased real estate prices. To become what the French call “bobo”, which is bourgeois-bohemian (a social classification that denotes what’s colloquially called in Spain as). “Pijoprogre”. Wealthy young people with good academic grades and a sustainable lifestyle. Pantin is still at the left, but on a different left.Here he won Jean-Luc MelenchonThe last presidential address was received comfortablyWith 37% votes and Marine Le Pen, who is currently accredited at the national level with 23% voting intentions, didn’t even make it to double digits. Pantin, which is not a fertile ground for French extreme right, well dramatizes one problem that the left has dragged along in these elections: it’s atomization.
Nicolasa 36-year-old literature teacher who lives next to the canal that runs through this suburb and which gives it an atmosphere with an air of Amsterdam, tells LA RAZÓN that his vote will go to Mélenchon. “It wasn’t my first choice.perhaps I would have voted for Los Verdes, but it would have been to throw away the vote”.
Crossing the peripheral road, less than 200 meters, we enter the border area of the eastern neighborhoods of Paris, also with a tradition of voting for the left. Paper. This should be a place where socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo can cast her vote. But Mélenchon’s calls for a useful vote here also seem to have an effect.Lucile After seeing a concert at the Philharmonie Parc de la Villette, he confirms his vote. He voted for Hidalgo in the municipal elections, but now he will vote for Mélenchon. In the last stretch of the campaign, he changed his mind. We are now in the territory of the essential useful votes for La France Insumisa’s candidate, those socialist or environmental fiefdoms that he must win this Sunday if he is to stand up against Macron and Le Pen and possibly sneak into the second round.
Eric Fassin, sociologist at Paris VIII University, explains LA RAZON. “The Socialist Party was the party that ended the useful vote of left in the past Now we witness a new, radical change. The socialist vote has vanished and the rhetoric of La Francia Insumisa has contributed to this, calling for a useful vote for the sheer survival of the left in France”. According to all experts, the speech was supported by the polls up until a month back: The first four categories were liberal, moderate or extremist representatives. The left did not have any chance in elections that turned to the right.
Pantin neighborhoods are more prominently dominated by leftists than those in working-class areas, where Marine Le Pen was already the preferred choice for many years. And this can be seen clearly in the Mélenchon rallies where young people prevail singing rock, reggea and cumbia among technological holograms of their candidate. The workers will be unable to stop the French left from giving the Sunday chime. Mélenchon, a presidential candidate for the third time, is the target of attacks these days by candidates of the moderate left such as the environmentalist Yannick Jadot and the socialist Anne Hidalgo.
It may be too late. Both are likely to be persistent in their memory Mélenchon’s past complacency with Putin or the risks that his Eurosceptic positions imply for France. Most people recognize Melenchon’s French facet as a political beast, his fresh oratory filled with irony and historical references. Mélenchon catches, something that the other candidates do not have. “A Mélenchon-Macron second round would be unprecedented, but for this suspense to occur, Mélenchon needs to get closer to Le Pen, today I think that suspense is not there,” political scientist Yves Sintomer, one of the French intellectuals who teach, stresses for LA RAZON. in several European universities. Sintomer, skeptical about the illusion that the left adds, points out the devastating consequences this panorama can have on the Socialist Party. “The PS won’t be able continue and will need to be refoundedYou can even change your name. It’s an existential crises.” It’s ridiculous that it’s only 2% according to pollsAnne Hidalgo would never be able to pay the State for her campaign expenses. If Sunday’s demoscopy is only confirmed at 4.5%, the ecologists of Jadot will not be successful. In the midst of a severe health crisis, the Greens won the municipal elections last spring as the party representing large French cities. His slump would prove thatAnother crisis, that of Ukraine, has reduced environmentalism to the backgroundBehind priorities like inflation, fuel prices, and international relations, however hard it may be these days, many voices within the party attempt to explain how Putin’s war could seriously damage the climate crisis.