S&Ds congratulate En Marche for its clear victory in the legislative elections. The Socialist Party must now radically change

Assemblé générale France

Following the legislative elections in France, the president of the S&D Group Gianni Pittella said:

"I congratulate La République En Marche for its clear victory in the legislative elections. However, this is not a plebiscite.

"The historically high level of abstention indicates that voters did not want to give a blank cheque to the current government. For its part, the Parti Socialiste must now change radically. They must mobilise energies and encourage popular participation. We need a left that is close to the people, capable of playing its role of opposition with determination and courage, based on the real needs of citizens and society."