Lradical Party of the left (PRG), partner of François Hollande since the beginning of the quinquennium, has invested Saturday, its president, Sylvia Pinel, 39 years old, candidate to the presidential election of 2017, without going through the box primary to the left.
Assembled in national convention, the PRG voted by 344 votes to 46 (18 abstentions) in favor of an independent nomination of the vice-president of the region of Occitania to the presidential election. Sylvia Pinel was elected to the head of the PRG in September 2016, taking over twenty years of presidency of Jean-Michel Baylet, of which it is near.
She had left the government in February to become first vice-president of the regional council of Occitania (the Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon). She had previously been minister for the arts and Crafts in the government of Jean-Marc Ayrault (may 2012 – march 2014) and minister of Housing in that of Manuel Valls (march 2014 – February 2016).
Taubira, a candidate in the primary ?
“Heavy, your enthusiasm, your support, your friendship, your energy, strong of what you are, I’m ready,” said Sylvia Pinel, the tribune, a few minutes before the vote. And he added : “I am ready to bear the liabilities, I’m ready to proudly wear and even more high values of radicalism,” she added.
The former Justice minister, Christiane Taubira, close to the GWB, was it at Bondy (Seine-Saint-Denis) to the “Crossroads of the left”, the operation com’ orchestrated by Martine Aubry. “The fact that she’s vienna, this means that it will span not the primary”, decrypts already to the socialist Jérôme Guedj, according to which, “she wants to wear things.” As a candidate ? The hypothesis flows.
The PRG had broken with la Belle Alliance
While the PRG had been involved in 2011 in the primary organized by the socialist Party, the situation is different this time, explained the former minister of Housing. “The PS made the choice to preserve its internal equilibrium, this choice can lead the left of government to their loss, and this choice may not be ours”, she estimated.
“With the PS, the founding pact is broken !”, had explained Jean-Michel Baylet at the beginning of July. The radicals had left the Beautiful people’s alliance (BAP), meeting of parties around the PS created by Jean-Christophe Cambadélis to the announcement of the organization of this primary, which is scheduled for the end of January and that will be attended by president François Hollande he is a candidate. Generation Ecologie, who has slammed the door of the BAP in the past week, is associated with this application, radical.