Jean-Christophe Cambadélis was elected Thursday, May 28 in the evening with more than 70% of the vote first secretary of the Socialist Party by activists. He was opposed to the “rebellious” Christian Paul. “Voting brand party unity for the success of five years,” according to his camp.
This score should again reassure the executive, who had already welcomed the results achieved by Jean Christophe Cambadélis last week about his motion (political orientation) signed by Manuel Valls, almost all of the government but also Martine Aubry.
“Jean -Christophe Cambadélis should make a score above 70% “of the vote, told the press at the headquarters of Christophe Borgel PS rue de Solferino, shortly before midnight. These partial results, but that should not change much, related to “counting in over 50% of the sections”
“I welcome his appointment Jean-Christophe Cambadélis , our first secretary for the coming period “, immediately declared his challenger, MP” rebellious “Christian Paul.
A few minutes later, have blended bravos and cheers from the office of first secretary, according to Christophe Borgel, led champagne.
“Turn the page divisions”
“The victory last Thursday” of the motion A, “Tonight that which expands, show that the Socialist Party has put in a position to turn the page of its divisions”, welcomed it.
“We wanted a convention Clarification: the message is unity for the success of the end of five years, unit for the renewal of the Socialists, the u nity for a new gathering of the left “, he added
<. p> Jean-Christophe Cambadélis , 63, was certain to be elected: his motion, signed by both Manuel Valls and Martine Aubry, had obtained 60% of votes in the first vote Thursday, May 21 In addition, C and D motions (respectively 1.5% and 9.5% of the vote) should be reserves of voice, C and D having the whole called to vote for him.
The deputy of Paris waiting anointing activists, who had been designated as the only party in parliament in April 2014 after his predecessor exfiltration Harlem Désir to the government.
In 2012 Harlem Désir was elected with 72.5% of the vote.
Participation was however only “49 to 50%” on an electorate of 131,000 activists called to vote. Thursday 21 May, 54.5% of members had moved, reflecting a fragile party, plagued by severe haemorrhage of militants.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who had voted in the evening party headquarters had hoped that the Congress Poitiers (from 5 to 7 June) “marks the beginning of the reconquest of the hearts, minds and hope.”
On its side was Paul Christian argued that his camp was “the second force in the PS” and should address the government “to inspire and guide its action.”
“We’ll have to take very concrete consequences which was written, signed and said these few weeks, “he added, saying that” there is an obvious and common will of the socialists there is a shift in government policy. All the said. “
500,000 members by 2017
” For two years, we will do everything to influence government action “went further Emmanuel Maurel, his motion. With. “A real responsibility: to pass the five-year”
Once elected – and for a term of three years – Jean-Christophe Cambadélis means ” renew “the Socialist Party,” expand (its) militant base, upgrade (its) practices. As the party grew from 170,000 to 131,000 activists in three years, Jean-Christophe Cambadélis is 500,000 members by 2017.
He also wants to develop a “roadmap” for “trying to win the next election.” – Regional December presidential and 2017 – a goal he said ” quite possible “. He advocates also a” people’s alliance “with the left parties and citizens.
The appointment of Poitiers (June 5 to 7) will endorse and vote this Thursday on 21 May. It will also be the election of two-thirds of the members of the National Council (parliament), in proportion to the score obtained by each motion. The opportunity to all-out negotiations, including within each motion, so that each sensitivity or under-current is shown.