Jean-Christophe Cambadélis should be re-elected head of the Socialist Party with 70% of votes, based on the partial recount of votes on Thursday night at midnight. The rebellious MP Christian Paul has already conceded defeat.
Not surprisingly, the number 1 PS keeps the keys of Solferino. Socialist activists voted Thursday in over 70% to maintaining Jean-Christophe Cambadélis the post of first secretary of the PS. “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, stressing that it was partial results on “counting in over 50% of the sections. “
Elected by the Socialist Party national council in 2014 to replace a Harlem Désir contested within the party and the government, Jean-Christophe and legitimate authority over Cambadélis the party and, by extension, the “line” of Francois Hollande and Manuel Valls.
The turnout was estimated around 49% -50%, according to the spokesman of the Socialist Party. 131.000 activists were asked to vote. “I applaud his appointment Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, our first secretary for the period that opens,” said to the press on rebellious MP Christian Paul, whose motion had won last week 29% of the vote, facing the motion “loyalist” who reached last week during another consultation, 60% of the vote.
Data arch-favorite of the poll after rallying the mayor of Lille, Martine Aubry, the PS intends to argue before the militants, its ability to influence government policy. Organized ahead of party congress in Poitiers from June 5 to 7, the result of these elections, however, makes it unlikely the organization of a primary for 2017 and therefore is a key step in the race for the candidacy of François Hollande. After more than a year of guerrilla warfare by the left wing of the Socialist Party against the government, the president can now count on a party in working order, even if he had to give pledges by announcing the start of a phase redistribution.