Is LFI seeking the vote of the suburbs with its stance on Hamas?

Les faits –

The stance advocated by La France insoumise since the Hamas attack on Israel has revived accusations of clientelism aimed at the far left. It is suspected of using the Palestinian cause to appeal to populations from post-colonial immigration in the suburbs. A discourse aimed at creating a de facto solidarity between oppressed peoples, which has never been proven at the ballot box.

This is a prophecy. It is not to be found in the writings of Michel Houellebecq or in the dystopian fables of Algerian author Boualem Sansal, but on the X account of journalist and former candidate of LFI in the 2017 legislative elections, Taha Bouhafs. Under a video of a pro-Palestinian protester calling for a vote for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, we find this prediction: « In the next presidential election, the mass of inhabitants from popular neighborhoods of post-colonial immigration will be kingmakers. Those on the left who have given ambiguous speeches on the colonial issue will pay a high electoral price for it. »

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