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Presidential: Faure tackles Royal after his call to vote Mélenchon – Presidential Election

“A few days ago she said that she could support (candidate LR) Valérie Pécresse, five years ago she supported Emmanuel Macron from the first round, three years ago she wanted to lead a list for European women with ( the environmental candidate) Yannick Jadot”, underlined Olivier Faure on France 2.

“I’m not sure that’s exactly the best way to guide yourself,” he added.

“Of course, we can lead common battles with Jean-Luc Mélenchon”, he said, “but I am neither populist nor sovereignist”. “That’s why I have a candidate,” socialist Anne Hidalgo, he added.

“Not just a marketing fair”

Regretting that we are “already telling us that there would already be a useful vote”, he pointed to the fact that “the President of the Republic is still not in the campaign”.

“Let’s make sure first of all to say what the projects are, let’s confront them, it’s not just a marketing fair”, he asked, lamenting that “for months we have been commenting on polls when we should comment on projects.

Asked about the weakness of the PS in this campaign, whose candidate is given between 1.5 and 3% of voting intentions, Olivier Faure said he was “lucid”. “I see that for the moment, it hasn’t really made an impression yet, I can see that there is also sometimes the memory of previous periods which makes people doubt our ability to change things”.

Arguing that the PS was “at the origin of all the great social progress in this country”, he refused that we could “leave a free hand today to liberalism, in competition with the extreme right” .

Ségolène Royal estimated on Wednesday on BFMTV that it is “obvious that the useful vote on the left is the Mélenchon vote”, because the LFI candidate “is doing the best campaign” and appears to be the “most solid” candidate.


PCF candidate Fabien Roussel also criticized the former PS candidate on Thursday.

“Ségolène Royal, I believe that four years ago she was looking for a ministerial post at Macron, a year ago she was looking for the nomination of the PS to become a senator, maybe now she has negotiated with Jean -Luc Mélenchon a post of deputy France insubordinate ”, he accused, saying to prefer “1000 times the support of Marie-George Buffet than that of Ségolène Royal”.

“The zigzags of Ségolène Royal who, a fortnight ago, supported Valérie Pécresse, that does not interest me”, abounded on Sud Radio Delphine Batho, the spokesperson for the environmental candidate Yannick Jadot.

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