French unions reject the advances of the extreme right

The French Democratic Confederation of Labor (CFDT) assured that it will mobilize all its forces so that the far right does not come to power, while the Confederation General of Labor (CGT) has already called on its members to protest tonight across the country against the RN.

The Marine Le Pen-led party with Jordan Bardella at the top of the list had easily dominated the European elections the day before, receiving nearly 32% of the vote, more than double that of the ruling party, causing the party to dissolve. National Assembly and new legislative elections on June 30 and July 7.

According to the CFDT, yesterday’s victory is bad news for workers.

We need a Europe that is more social, more ecological and more democratic, but the far right proposes exactly the opposite, he warned in a statement, in which he considered that President Emmanuel Macron’s dissolution of the General Assembly was hasty and dangerous.

For its part, the CGT has added its voice to those calling for the formation of a popular front against the advances of the far right, a scenario it has been warning about for some time.

The left-wing union organization is among the political and social forces that called on the French to mobilize to reject the extreme right.

The two federations will meet in the next few hours with other federations to discuss a joint strategy.

Omani Rial/WMR

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