Benoit Hamon and Jean-Luc Melenchon opened talks at the end of the week, culminating in a rally that seems extremely hypothetical in view of the positions of the one and the other presidential candidate. The Socialist candidate told the RTL / LCI Grand Jury on Sunday (February 19th) that his "priority is not to talk to the" political apparatus but all voters, pinning the "strong conditions" posed by Jean-Luc Melenchon in advance of a Gathering.

"If we do carpooling and we decide that we drive, the color of the seats and the others go down to the first fire; it rarely works," he added.

The deputy of the Yvelines wishes to address "beyond the political formations, to the vast networks that are those of the fight against poverty, against exclusion, in the field of ecology, education, for their It is not possible for the Left to be absent from the second round of the presidential election."

The day before, on his way to Portugal, he had warned: "I will not run after him, I do not run after anyone, I do not oblige anyone." The two men nevertheless spoke on the phone Friday and assured they agreed to meet at the end of next week.

'I who made the step'

Jean-Luc Melenchon speaks of the socialist party:

Meanwhile, Jean-Luc Melenchon, who said Friday that he had "no intention of clinging to a hearse" speaking of the Socialist Party, considered all this "appalling." Benoit Hamon has made a whole campaign on the theme 'I will speak to everyone, I will call Jean-Luc the next day'.

"It's been three weeks, it's okay! I had to say that we had to stop the comedy," he insisted.

"I learned that I would have closed the door, but it is still me who took the step, I find it a shame but I will not spend my life on it." I am not a lover turned away," he continued, just before presenting the economic framework of his program.

"I am not making the PS congress. My problem is not the fuzzy synthesis at two in the morning, with dots and commas," he said.

Differences over Europe

There is a strong resentment towards the socialists in the camp of Jean-Luc Melenchon and very distant presidential programs, especially in Europe. "I have significant differences with him on the European issue," Benoit Hamon told a source on Tuesday. "I do not think we need to bet that it will not work. There is more revival of the European construction possible," he added.