The electoral program currently under discussion has too many items. I strongly recommend to reduce them to a few key messages and relegate the rest to “topics internally under discussion”. The reason is simple: the more items there are to agree upon, the less people will agree on all item, and the less items people agree on, the less vigor they bring to promoting the program. Indeed, the success of right wing or populist parties across the globe is based on their mobilization of supporters on the basis of a few cornerstones (two or max. three each): stop immigration, less taxes, more regional power, f*k politicians, direct democracy, stop Europe - that’s about all there is to these parties’ success. The key to electoral success is to be the paladin of one or two issues that many people can agree with. If people recognize a sufficient relative importance to these one or two issues they might vote for you. DiEM25 has such issues, stated in its manifesto: a European constitutional assembly and increasing transparency and democracy in the EU (please excuse my extreme simplification). This is something DiEM25 and ES can attract voters with, taking votes from a large range of the population. Adding anything more means reducing the electoral potential dramatically. It is a question of priority: do we really deem that the European constitutional assembly and the consequential redefinition of democracy is a priority? Then we should focus on that and on that only. Otherwise we are discussing the program of the n-th 0.x% party left of the traditional social-democratic parties.
PS: I have never assisted the campaigning of a loosing party