Jean-Luc Mélenchon fidgets on his leather seat. In the back room of this Parisian brasserie, the leader of the rebels seems to be relishing the political moment. From Marseille, where he marched on Tuesday January 31 against the pension reform, he returned with two convictions. The first one : “Macron has lost the psychological battle, no one thinks his reform is necessary. » The second: it is a mass movement that is only in its infancy. “The moment is fascinating, mobilizations like that, there is one every twenty years…”, he confides.
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Forgotten the Quatennens affair which fractured the rebellious militants for six months. Under the carpet “the purge” at the head of the movement which saw Clémentine Autain and Alexis Corbière rush into the stretchers. From now on, Jean-Luc Mélenchon has his eyes riveted on the mobilization. After two days which saw millions of French people parade through the streets, the former presidential candidate is convinced that we are living one of these great moments in French political life. So no question of missing the wave. It does not matter if his January 21 demonstration with the organizations of
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