A new political landscape after the socialist presidential primary – la croix international

In his speech renouncing a second term of office, President François Hollande stated that he was resolved not to allow “the dispersal or the break up of the left”. Yankees spring training schedule 2016 However, this is the predictable state that the left now appears to be in following the first round of the Socialist presidential primary on January 22.

The left now has four faces with Benoît Hamon and Manuel Valls inside the Socialist Party and Emmanuel Macron and Jean-Luc Mélenchon on the outside. Front yard Various possible linkages and synergies exist between the various players as well as incompatibilities and program splits.

Hamon, who is favorite in next Saturday’s second round, benefited from the novelty of his proposals on social and ecological issues and ecology, which may find an echo in the ideas put forward by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a longtime companion of the Socialist left.

Meanwhile, Valls, a former Prime Minister, whose presidential capacity was clearly recognized by primary voters, is operating on the same social-liberal wavelength as his former minister Macron.

Nevertheless, the four men are not targeting the same objectives. Laying a patio Since the beginning of his candidacy, Hamon has attempted to situate himself within a perspective of recomposition of the Socialist Party and the left while the three others are aiming to reach the second round of the 2017 presidential election ballot.

Will the duel between Hamon and Valls in the second round of the primary, which is extended by the personal candidacies of Macron and Mélenchon from outside of the primary, decide the historic debate between the “two lefts”?

In any event, the statements of the first two candidates illustrate the divisions that have lasted since President François Mitterand’s rigorous, radical economic policy changes in 1983. Garden snake eggs These divisions are even more entrenched since the “no” vote for the referendum on the European constitutional treaty in 2005.

For example, in the view of Valls, who poses as a representative of a “credible left” in continuity with Hollande’s term, the proposals of his rival are “unachievable and “unfinanceable”. Hamon, on the other hand, regards his candidacy as a “long term” project which has nothing to do with utopianism but expresses a “desire to turn the page”.

Supporters of Socialist Prime Minister Michel Rocard during the 1980s, Hamon and Valls are in different ways both products of this background. Uw softball camps The former once belonged to the Socialist Party left wing where he played a leadership role along with other personalities such as Mélenchon. Stamped concrete cost calculator This faction usually gains around a third of the votes at Socialist Party congresses.

Not belonging to an organized faction, Valls received barely 6% of the votes in the Socialist primary in 2011, a fact that was often raised against him when he became head of the parliamentary majority after he was appointed Prime Minister in 2014.

Mélenchon and Macron, who were both members of the Socialist Party, albeit briefly for the latter, also benefited from these internal struggles. University of arizona softball Each has now launched a movement of his own, with Mélenchon’s La France insoumise (Rebel France) movement to the left of Hamon while Macron’s En marche ! (Moving forward!) movement has positioned itself to the right of Valls. Facebook search by city In the end, each one anticipated the Socialist Party’s need for clarification but each embodies the opposite pole.

Meanwhile, Macron, who accuses Socialist Party headquarters in Rue de Solférino of remaining in “ideological paralysis since 1983” by governing in a liberal manner while conserving a background of Marxist rhetoric, represents an uninhibited social-liberal line, like Valls. Alabama softball schedule Unlike the former prime minister, however, he has openly turned towards the center right.

“I am not obsessed with renewing the software of the left,” he told La Vie magazine before Christmas. Batting cages nyc Rather he is aiming at the “broadest gathering possible of progressive forces”, believing that “there are more differences between me and Mélenchon than between (conservative presidential candidate Alain Juppé) and me”.

On the other hand, Mélenchon has positioned himself on the side of the hard left. Baseball diamond drawing “He shares the same socialist culture as Benoît Hamon, believing that it is not him who needs to change, but the Socialist Party,” observes political scientist Vincent Martigny from the Center of Political Research at the Institute of Political Science. Baseball games for kids “However, he has shown himself to be more anti-system than Hamon.”

“Mélenchon is more authoritarian,” Martigny adds, noting a difference in temperament. Landscape definition “He takes his inspiration from the Latin American left and its messianic culture.”

Macron can also be distinguished from Valls by his style. College football teams by state Both draw their inspiration from late former Prime Minister Rochard’s “second left” but the former minister of the economy seeks to present himself as less divisive.

Thus he criticizes Valls for his use of Article 49 – 3 of the French Constitution, which allowed for the adoption with a vote of a law on growth and activity, a provision that the former prime minister says he wished that he did not have to use.

Beyond their political orientations, France insoumise and En Marche are both primarily based on the personalities of their founders, who are critical of the Socialist Party and have liberated themselves from partisan political bodies at the risk of being accused of being populists.

Thus, Macron launched his campaign for the presidency as a lone ranger in the wake of his resignation from the Valls government last August. Eephus pitch grip Mélenchon adopted a similar personal strategy launching his campaign last February, refusing to repeat the collective experience of the Left front in 2012.

Neither of the two Socialist Party outsiders envisages an alliance with the finalists from the first round of the Socialist primary. Canadian basketball teams nba While Hamon hopes to hold discussions with Macron, the latter considers that only a “withdrawal” in his favor will be possible.

Meanwhile, Macron believes that a victory by Hamon in the second round of this primary will enlarge his political space still further. Absolute pitch test His movement is thus expecting further support from the Socialist camp. Basketball tournament scores However, this is at the risk of causing the former presidential adviser to look like a candidate of the left whereas he hopes to maintain a broader assembly.

Based on these results, Benoît Hamon has recorded 36.35% of the vote, Manuel Valls 31.11%, Arnaud Montebourg 17,52 %, Vincent Peillon 6,85 %, François de Rugy 3,88 %, Sylvia Pinel 1,98 %, Jean-Luc Bennahmias 1,01 %. Softball team names Null votes totaled 1.3%.