Francois Hollande said Thursday he did not want to mention the name of the candidate in the next presidential election, after that, for the first time, a member of his government called for the holding of a primary .
“The time has not come” to discuss a possible primary , said on Thursday the government spokesman, Stéphane Le Foll, at the end of a council of ministers, reporting that François Hollande had called his ministers to be “clarity” and “stability”, and “especially about the government action.”
The idea a primary left before 2017 was far a largely taboo hypothesis as it is not Hollande, very unpopular, the inevitable presidential candidate.
Thierry Mandon said “indispensable” primary left
It was discussed Tuesday by the secretary of state reform State, Thierry Mandon, who has added his voice to the left wing of the party it was “essential” as a primary “extended to radical environmentalists and anyone who wants to participate.”
Stephane Le Foll, close to François Hollande, acknowledged that there was “an ongoing debate” the Socialist Party and that “everyone can have their opinion.” But “The time is not come to talk about what will happen in 2016 or in 2017,” he has said.
Several members of government and the majority disagreed with Thierry Mandon.
Holland naturally candidate Valls
Prime Minister Manuel Valls was estimated in late October that François Hollande “has a natural vocation to be a candidate” in the next presidential election.
Meanwhile, the socialist president has said that he would not stand if the fight against unemployment, which is a priority, not starting to bear fruit.