the first secretary of the Socialist Party believes in an interview with Journal du Dimanche , the best time for a primary left intended to nominate a candidate for the 2017 presidential election would be next winter, “in December or January” .
Jean-Christophe Cambadélis justifies the idea of a primary “without preconditions and without prejudice” of the whole left by the need to select the best one possible candidate to face the right and far right:
“for me, it has to take place next winter, in December or January. The President of the Republic, he was a candidate, would not have obligation to participate in all debates (…) He has no awareness of the problem! “
Jean-Christophe Cambadélis reiterates that the condition of the organization of such a primary is that everyone is committed to supporting the winner. It ensures that for Francois Hollande, who has conditioned his candidacy for lower unemployment, “everything is open” and consider “ the candidate most credible by times of crisis is the President of the Republic. ”
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“My role is to prepare the conditions so that, regardless of the candidate, he can choose either to go or to do without this primary. My mandate is to bring together the left and ecologists: the candidate then decide. “
An unwarranted concession to Medef
The first secretary of the PS also took advantage of the interview to the JDD to ask for a rewrite of the bill on labor reform, unveiled last week and criticized both by the unions as part of the left
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the bill supported by the Minister of Labour Myriam El Khomri confirms the statutory 35-hour week. But almost everything else is open for business negotiation or branch, including overtime, in some cases at the discretion of the employer, in the absence of agreement.
“This is a draft that has to change” , says Jean-Christophe Cambadélis. “We need to develop a new model, a new mix between flexibility and security. The text as it was submitted to the Council of State must be rebalanced. “
He faulted ” The late addition “ article 30 bis, which states expanding the grounds for redundancies. “This is an unwarranted concession to Medef, inspired by the Spanish or Italian legislation” says the number 1 PS. “This article is rewriting. “
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Given the likely slingshot to some of the members of the majority, Myriam El Khomri did not rule out recourse to Article 49-3 of the Constitution, which allows the adoption of a bill without a vote, forcing the deputies hostile to text to bring down the government if they maintain their opposition.
As trade unions, environmentalists in Europe Ecology-the Greens, for their part denounced the law in El Khomri, ” numerous violations of labor rights “.