Another symbol of lost. For many opponents left to the line of the executive, the resignation of Christiane Taubira, Wednesday, January 27, is only a symptom of the divorce between the government and its left wing. And according to them, if the Minister of Justice rose to the rank icon is that it embodies the compass that split the left shaken more than ever.
“In a context where the divide between right and left is weakening, it helped to maintain some clarity, “analyzes the rebellious socialist deputy of Indre-et-Loire Laurent Baumel. A view shared by Esther Benbassa. For the eco Senator of Val-de-Marne, opponent to the government line, the presence of the government was that Taubira “symbol” which allowed to “hold on to the rightward face of the executive”.
Hence its popularity never wavered, with activists from the left wing. “When she speaks of equality, Republic, it has a capacity to address all those who recognize themselves in this imaginary leftist who now struggles to rebuild,” said the spokesman Olivier Dartigolles PCF.
Like the others, he remembers the tough parliamentary battle that the Minister of Justice had to conduct face to the right during the debate on marriage for all. Christiane Taubira, it is also “a black woman who gave her name to the law that recognizes slavery as a crime against humanity” in 2001, welcomes Esther Benbassa.
“A candidate for our Primary? “
To the opponents of the government line, the departure of the minister is far from being bad news. They want to see one more sign of an upcoming recomposition left. “I hope this is a beginning, the beginning of a collective political work,” and responded the former minister and another figure of the left wing of the PS Benoit Hamon.
Party of the call for a primary left published in “Liberation”, EELV MEP Yannick Jadot himself has slipped a call up on Twitter: “A candidate for our primary?”.
It is not the only one to have thought. Initiator of a collective that proposes to organize the vote, feminist (ex-PS) Caroline de Haas was quick to send an SMS to the outgoing Minister:
It typically would profile to chair a High Authority for the primary. “
On the show” Secret Conversations “with Michel Denisot on Canal +, recorded last Saturday and aired Wednesday night Christiane Taubira said he was” absolutely sure “not to participate in a primary left, adding.
I know what I do in my life”
Meanwhile, the PCF has already issued an invitation to Christiane Taubira to participate in the “Mondays of the left”, a series of debates organized at the Paris headquarters of the party which will start on 1 February.
Christiane Taubira candidate for 2017?