Friday, December 9, 2016

One More Down on the Left

La sénatrice Marie-Noëlle Lienemann annonce au « Monde » qu’elle renonce à être candidate à la primaire de la gauche

« J’ai décidé de ne pas être candidate à la primaire de la gauche », annonce dans un entretien au « Monde » la sénatrice de Paris, qui dit vouloir éviter « un éparpillement des voix ». 

First Hollande out, now Lienemann. Not that anyone ever gave her the slightest chance. Still, simplification helps. I wouldn't be surprised to see Hamon drop out as well before the first round. That would give Montebourg a boost.

8 comments:

bernard said...

Agreed, several to go and not just dear old Filoche

Anonymous said...

What exactly would she have been running for in the first place? What ministry would she have been lobbying for with that bid?

JCW

bernard said...

I seriously doubt that Lienemann ever lobbied for anything in her entire life apart from lobbying for her ideas.

Anonymous said...

Which leaves me wondering why she would even consider running in the first place.

JCW

Isabelle de Courtivron said...

Hello Arthur, i am part of the Macron team and am surprised that the English-language publications have not paid more attention to him, his movement, or his proposals. I am convinced that he represents the renewal of French politics (finally) and increasingly people are aware of his importance. I hope that someone will publish an in depth analysis of this phenomenon or else once again ignorance will prevail on the other side of the Atlantic. Isabelle de Courtivron

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Anonymous said...

If there can be a solidified "left of the PS" candidate, vs. "right of the PS" candidate, it'll be clearer and easier. Hamon or Montebourg, I don't know, but with a "clear right wing" candidate (Fillon), a centrist outsider (Macron), I think a "clear left wing" candidate would be better than another Law&order centrist (Valls).
I saw Macron on Fareed Zakariah's GPS on Sunday! His English is quite good and he projects well. It's too bad he can't be a candidate for prime minister, as I think he'd fare better than as a candidate for president of the republic.