The “rebellious” leader, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, defended Saturday in Marseille the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes), which has just celebrated its first anniversary, while acknowledging that this left-wing alliance was experiencing difficulties.

“It’s been a whole year since we created Nupes, of course it was difficult, of course it still is, of course it’s complicated, so what? Do the easy things in life? Then it would be quick! “said Jean-Luc Mélenchon, on the sidelines of a “march of all anger” in the second city of France.

He in passing criticized the press and the number of articles to “explain the problems there would be”. “Everything is rotten in this system, the accessory, the stupid is highlighted, and what matters, which is serious, done with work is relativized”, he regretted, citing for example the adoption Thursday at the Assembly of a bill against the dismantling of EDF carried by the left.

Accumulation of stumbling blocks

Against the advice of the government, the National Assembly adopted this text on Thursday to “protect EDF from dismemberment”, which also intends to expand the number of companies and communities benefiting from regulated electricity tariffs.

This bill, carried by the left and supported by the right and the National Rally, was validated by 127 votes, against 89, and one abstention.

The left alliance Nupes, concluded a year ago between “rebellious”, socialists, ecologists and communists, blew its first candle on Thursday, thwarting the most pessimistic forecasts, even if the stumbling blocks accumulate at the approach of the future electoral deadlines, in particular European in one year.