Monday, February 12, 2007

 

Royal Socialism

What are the reactions to French presidential candidate Ségolène Royal's platform, announced yesterday?

Olivier Besancenot (LCR) : "Social-Libéralitude." (allusion to Royal's word "bravitude". See also Césarkozy's composition "La rupture tranquille" ).

Jean-Michel Aphatie: "La candidate semble revenue dans une épure plus classique, celle d'un courant social démocrate qui tente d'inscrire son action dans cadre économique où prédomine la liberté des échanges et la concurrences de différents acteurs." In other words, he agrees with Besancenot.

Marie George Buffet (PC), according to Aphatie : "... a bien spécifié que l'éventualité de participer à une équipe gouvernementale sur la ligne qu'a défendue aujourd'hui Ségolène Royal était, non pas faible, mais nulle." Platform is not leftist enough, plus there is no plan to pay for it (taxes were not part of the platform).

Otherwise, the reactions, left and right, are mainly "same old same old" and "how is she planning to pay for all that?"

And I also stumbled upon an extract from an article by Alain Duhamel, to be published soon, in which he explains why he did not include Ségolène Royal in the book he published last year on the fifteen possible candidates, "Les prétendants 2007."

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