Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Primary Petition

The think tank Terra Nova has launched a petition calling for a primary to choose the left's presidential candidate. Among the first hundred signatories:

Bertrand Delanoë, Jean-Noël Guérini, Pierre Moscovici, Arnaud Montebourg, Vincent Peillon, Gérard Collomb, Michel Rocard, Manuel Valls, Jack Lang… Mais la force de l'appel tient aussi au soutien des personnalités extérieures : Daniel Cohn-Bendit (Verts), Jean Peyrelevade (Modem), Jean-Michel Baylet (PRG), Christiane Taubira (PRG), Noël Mamère (Verts)… De nombreux intellectuels et artistes, Pierre Bergé, Bernard-Henry Lévy, Olivier Poivre d'Arvor, Patrice Chéreau ou encore Olivier Duhamel, apportent également leur signature.


Terra Nova also appears in another news item: its president, Olivier Ferrand, is one of four rapporteurs of the commission just named by the government to decide what is to be done with the "national loan" that Sarkozy is floating as an economic stimulus measure.

ADDENDUM: A dissenting voice in this amen chorus.