The « Partit de la Nacion Occitana » and the second round of the
French presidential election
The Partit de la Nacion Occitana would have liked to read in the platforms of the candidates to the French presidential election, about their committments or their statements reflecting its demands, in particular :
- to give regions competences in the economic, cultural and political fields along with the corresponding financial means, to enable them to meet people’s expectations.
- to restructure their territories to make them in keeping with people’s social and cultural bonds and abolish the abandonment of peripheral areas for the benefit of metropolitan areas, the sole beneficiaries of « globalization ».
- to recognize and promote our Occitan language and culture and the values of our civilization.
The Partit de la Nacion Occitana noticed that none of the first-round eleven candidates had sufficiently expressed such ideas.
On the contrary, some of them held the banner of unabashed French imperialism, or claimed they willed the good of « regional languages », but they demanded blind trust in the French Republic for that matter.
Among our proven enemies, the only one left in the second round is Marine Le Pen and her party, attracting the votes of millions of Occitans who are the victims of marginalized territories and who are deprived of their culture.
The Partit de la Nacion Occitana calls on voters to keep her at bay, and invites democrats to join it to offer an Occitan alternative to the hopelessness that such a vote reveals.
The Partit de la Nacion Occitana does not trust Emmanuel Macron, because the few positive ideas that can be identified in his communication were stated in such an unobtrusive manner that they cannot be considered as essential commitments by the candidate. They may only be opportunistic answers.
The Partit de la Nacion Occitana understands that some of its friends should insist on a tactical vote for Macron to stop Marine Le Pen.
Neither does it condemn those who believe in election promises whispered by Macron, even if it is to be feared that they will prove unrealistic.
It suggests Occitan voters should express their discontent rather by returning a blank or invalid vote, for example with a ballot mentioning "Free Occitania", or by abstaining.
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27th April 2017