Paris (AFP) – The first secretary of the PS, Jean-Christophe Cambadélis and President of the Party of the Left Radicals (PRG), Jean-Michel Baylet, announced Monday an agreement between the two formations for elections Regional December, after laborious negotiations.
“Finally, we got there. It was not without difficulty (…) The agreement between socialists and radicals (.. .) is never really natural, in any case, it is never spontaneous natural. But what I am sure is that it is necessary, “summarized Jean-Michel Baylet to reporters.
As for the Midi-Pyrénées, Languedoc-Roussillon region, the top of the list has long been a stumbling block between the two teams, socialist and radical left have agreed to the establishment of a “quartet” consisting of Carole Delga (PS), Damien Allary (PS), Sylvia Pinel (PRG) and Didier Cordoniou (PRG), said the president of PRG. Mr. Baylet clarified that this “quartet” exposes his views Wednesday at a press conference in Montpellier.
A source close to the negotiations, however, stressed that “the candidate for presidency of the region is well Carole Delga, common candidate for presidency of the region. “
” Socialist binomial “(Delga, Allary) and the” binomial “PRG (Pinel Cordoniou)” merge to move forward together. ” “Everyone will find its place,” the source said, indicating that Sylvia Pinel would also tops the list Tarn-et-Garonne.
According to a radical source, the first vice presidency is for Sylvia Pinel . and the fourth Didier Codorniou
“There was a real risk that they (PRG) make joint list with (Philippe) Saurel (note: DVG mayor of Montpellier, who announced his intention to present lists to regional). It wished, “continued the source, in welcoming the agreement with PRG.
” We are assured, whatever the election result to see the number of regional councilors radicals increased significantly “or” about 70, “continued Jean-Michel Baylet.
” From 67-70 “, while the current number (excluding Corse) radicals regional councilors is 54, said radical source.
“Wherever the left will be the majority, radical (participate) with the executive vice presidency,” further stated the president of PRG, ensuring that the issue of Corsica had not been mentioned.
“Balance Point” according to Jean-Michel Baylet, “right mix in the general interest of the regions “according to Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, the agreement must still be approved by national Offices or governing bodies of the two parties on Monday night for the PS Tuesday for PRG.
” We want this agreement to be the prelude to a much broader national agreement, “shouted Jean-Christophe Cambadélis by calling” gathering of all the left forces and environmentalists “for the regional.
” It reminds to order, they are whistles, “he added, stressing in particular” the risk of victory of the National Front “in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais / Picardy and Paca.