'Some 100 activists from Emmanuel Macron’s political party are quitting because the movement “offends fundamental principles of democracy” and shows “arrogance and contempt” for its dialogue-seeking members.
The disillusioned members of the ruling Republic on the Move (LREM) party announced that they would leave the movement ahead of the LREM Congress which is to take place in the city of Lyon on Saturday, the FranceInfo channel reported, releasing the group’s bitterly-worded manifesto.
Calling themselves “100 democrats,” the group is said to mostly include ordinary members, but also some elected officials and regional heads. “Democracy is no longer on the move!” screams the manifesto’s title, playing upon the party’s name.'
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