[Ed. – The whole Macron phenomenon continues to vacillate between weird and creepy. Sometimes hard to fathom what’s going on in Europe.]
The self-styled “100 democrats” said Mr Macron had enthused citizens who had lost faith with their elites by promising to place them “at the heart of political life and not as background decor”.
Instead, they said the party had fallen foul of a Macron personality cult.
“What a shame that by opting for a top-down organisation and a governance by elites, by shunning collective skills and intelligence, LREM [party name: La République en Marche] has cut itself off from its life force,” they lamented in a letter to headquarters.
The party, they said, had failed to create an internal regulatory body and tolerated “neither freedom of opinion and expression nor internal criticism of power against its own abuse”. …
“The disdain and arrogance that (we) have been subjected to, the threats and attempted intimidation are not well-intentioned practices and suggest that Republic on the Move has lost the plot,” they wrote in a letter published by France Info.