Thursday, May 28, 2015

Socialist Party: Cambadélis largely elected first secretary – Le Parisien

May 28, 2015, 11:38 p.m. | Updated: May 29, 2015, 0:48

Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, outgoing first secretary of the Socialist Party and its candidate re-election, vote May 28, 2015 in Paris. Illustration. (AFP / MARTIN BUREAU)

Kudos to Jean-Christophe Cambadélis. The current first secretary of the Socialist Party, appointed in 2014 to replace Harlem Désir, should be elected “with more than 70%” of the votes of militants, announced Thursday Christophe Borgel responsible PS elections.

Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, whose motion, signed by almost all ministers and Martine Aubry, had arrived well ahead of last week’s PS Congress was assured of being elected MP against the “rebellious” Christian Paul. Only the percentage of votes was expected.

“Jean-Christophe Cambadélis should make a score above 70%” of the vote, told the press at the headquarters of Mr. Borgel PS rue de Solferino, noting that it was Partial results on “counting in over 50% of the sections.” Participation is “49 to 50%, he added.” 131.000 activists were asked to vote.

Christian Paul conceded defeat Thursday and congratulated his opponent. “I applaud his appointment Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, our first secretary for the period that opens,” said the press Christian Paul, believing that the “results (were) partial but significant.”

Once the new mandate started for three years, the member for Paris wants to “renew” the party, “expand (its) militant base, upgrade (its) practices and build a socialist party exceeded strategy to move to a new Epinay, “he wrote in his manifesto, referring to the city where held in 1971 the Congress of the true birth of the PS, on the ruins of the SFIO.

The two votes on the motion and the first secretary, will be confirmed on 5 and 6 June at the Congress of Poitiers.

 VIDEO. PS: vote to designate the first secretary


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