Monday, October 10, 2011

Montebourg Sets Terms

Arnaud Montebourg wants the finalists to show their cards:

"Si les deux candidats veulent obtenir un geste de ma part et de celle de mes amis (...) il faudra certainement qu'ils renoncent à un certain nombre des recettes gestionnaires du passé, qu'ils ont défendues dans leur campagne", a-t-il ajouté.
Wednesday's debate is shaping up to be make-or-break.


Nathaniel Davis said...

Hello. I was wondering if you could explain how the "consigne de la vote" works with Montebourg in relation to Aubry and Hollande. Is this just an informal endorsement of one or the other? Or an official coalition of sorts? I'm confused.
Thank you!

Arthur Goldhammer said...

It's just an informal endorsement. A candidate has no power to transfer his votes to anyone else. Valls and Baylet have endorsed Hollande, for example, but their voters may not follow their advice.