“All that matters now is the absolute necessity of closing the gates of Hell,” writes Raphaël Glucksmann in Le Monde

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In an op-ed published today by the French daily Le Monde, Raphaël Glucksmann, co-president of Place Publique, stressed that only the left, with its progressive values and commitment to democracy, “can be the dam that French democracy so badly needs”.

The French politician and MEP warned about the risk of Marine Le Pen‘s far-right National Rally winning an absolute majority in the National Assembly.

“In less than a month, France can be governed by the Le Pen family and its cronies,” he wrote.

Glucksmann explained that this “means that the main military power on the continent will be run by small telegraph operators from the Kremlin”.

Glucksmann starkly outlined the potential consequences of a National Rally-led government, a scenario that would see the methodical deconstruction of the European project, the questioning of the rule of law, the privatisation of the public audiovisual service, and the destruction of state medical aid.

He rejected the idea that the New Popular Front represented the main danger for the French Republic. Instead, it is the far-right that threatens the entire French political and social culture.

“All that matters now is the absolute necessity of closing the gates of Hell that a totally irresponsible President opened on June 9,” emphasised Glucksmann.

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