“We want to restore social peace,” declares outgoing LFI deputy Eric Coquerel, a guest on the Ma France show on France Bleu on Tuesday, June 25. According to the elected representative from Seine-Saint-Denis, who is running for re-election in the 2024 legislative elections, Emmanuel Macron is the cause of the risk of civil war. “We have a triptych which is liberty, equality, fraternity. When the republican promise is no longer respected, I think that with Emmanuel Macron, we have not been focusing on equality since 2017, there has been an explosion of inequalities in this country. This is where social peace is endangered,” describes Eric Coquerel.

In his opinion, the program of the Nouveau Front populaire aims to reduce inequalities. “On the contrary, we want to restore social peace by ensuring that all those who today, for example, are below the poverty line, earn a living,” reminds Eric Coquerel.

For him, inequalities “have exploded under Emmanuel Macron.” “It’s almost more than 9 million French people: all those who do not earn a good living with their salary, working poor, but also most employees in this country.” He calculates that “the real average salary in this country has decreased by 2.5 points since 2017, when dividends and share buybacks doubled.”

The NFP “will better respect equality and on top of that, it will boost popular consumption and thus boost economic activity,” predicts Eric Coquerel.

The candidates in the 1st constituency of Seine-Saint-Denis (Épinay-sur-Seine, L’Île-Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis (west and south of the canal), Saint-Ouen) are:

• Julien GRAZIOLIRassemblement National
• Alain AUBRYExtrême gauche
• François PEGUILLETLes Républicains
• Gersende LE MAIREEcologistes
• Paul UHALDEExtrême gauche
• Éric COQUERELUnion de la gauche
• Nabil BOUARDDivers droite
• Jean-Pierre MONFILSEnsemble ! (Majorité présidentielle)
• Gaëll FALISZExtrême gauche

In the upcoming legislative elections, the commitment to restoring social peace and addressing the growing inequalities in France remains a key focus for Eric Coquerel and the Nouveau Front populaire. By addressing these issues and proposing solutions to reduce inequalities and boost economic activity, they hope to make a positive impact on society and the lives of French citizens.