CRIF calls for massive voter turnout and rejection of extremes at French legislative elections

The Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (CRIF) has called for a massive voter turnout and the rejection of the extremes in the next French legislative elections.

In a statement, the CRIF recalled their constant commitment against the extremes, whether they are on the extreme left or the extreme right, in the name of the danger they represent for the stability of the institutions, for the respect of public liberties, but also for their dangerous political projects for French Jewry.

The CRIF noted with concern that some Republican parties on the left have chosen to ally themselves with the far-left La France Insoumise for these legislative elections, thus breaking the historical commmitment of the Republican left not to ally with the extreme left.

For Francis Kalifat, President of CRIF, “like any candidate who would line up under a far-right banner around Marine Le Pen or Éric Zemmour, those who have chosen the far-left behind Jean-Luc Melenchon have put themselves outside the republican field and will have to face the mobilisation of all sincere republicans to block them, whatever their past commitments may have been.”


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