- The former Socialist Prime Minister is no longer bound to reserve duty since he left the Constitutional Council in March.
It was in a statement that former Socialist Prime Minister Lionel Jospin announced Tuesday night his support for the list led by Raphael Glucksmann for the European elections. A method that could seem “a minimum”, if the same Lionel Jospin had announced his own candidacy for the 2002 presidential election by a simple … fax to AFP.
His text was broadcast after a dinner of his PS section in Paris, in the 18th arrondissement, during which Lionel Jospin said “that being faithful to the democratic socialism and adherent of the Socialist Party, he would vote in the European elections for the list presented by his party and led by Raphael Glucksmann “.
A member of the Constitutional Council since January 2015, the former Prime Minister left the Sages in March. He is therefore no longer bound to the duty of reserve.
- A support hailed by Olivier Faure
His support was immediately hailed by many socialists. Proud to find on their side the one who embodied the plural left from 1997 to 2002. Even if his name also recalls in the PS the terrible memory of April 21, 2002 and the elimination of the PS candidate in the first round by Jacques Chirac and Jean -Marie Le Pen.
“Thanks to Lionel Jospin for this call […] She is indeed the democratic left of which you have long been the main inspiration and actor,” said the first secretary of the PS Olivier Faure.
Wednesday morning, Raphael Glucksmannn welcomed on Twitter the support of “this great statesman” and “incarnation of the moral rigor in politics”. “His words are all the more important as his speech is so rare,” he added.
Tuesday night, the candidate was also able to count on the support of Martine Aubry who participated with him in a meeting in the North.
A few days ago, former President François Hollande and his former ministers Christiane Taubira and Bernard Cazeneuve also contributed to the PS list. Ségolène Royal, she did not do it. Without giving any voting instructions for the LREM list, she made it clear that she would vote for Emmanuel Macron’s candidate, Nathalie Loiseau.