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François Hollande “writes off” his party candidate, Hamon, and seems to call for Macron vote.

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Hollande: dumps his own Party’s Candidate.

Just when you thought things couldn’t get more confused in the French Presidential elections, this story erupts.

Si François Hollande n’a publiquement pris position pour aucun candidat à la présidentielle (ce que Manuel Valls ne juge “pas normal”), sa préférence semble aller à Emmanuel Macron.

If François Hollande has not publicly taken a position in favour of any candidate in the Prsidential elections (which Manuel Valls estimates is “not normal”) his preference appears to be for Emmanuel Macron.

Benoît Hamon accuse François Hollande de “pousser les socialistes à rejoindre Macron”

Now if there is one thing President Hollande was famous for, it was that he was a “party man”, a stalwart figure of the Parti Socialiste,  the Genial  First Secretary and all that.

Apparently not.

The story is developing:

 Sans vraiment le dire, François Hollande a discrètement appelé à voter pour le candidat d’En marche! dans un entretien à paraître jeudi 13 dans Le Point et dont le journal  Le Monde développe les principaux points dans un article paru ce mercredi 12.

Without exactly saying it François Hollande has discreetly called to vote for the candidate of En marche! in an interveiw which will appear on Thursday in Le Point (Note: hard line ‘liberal’ right wing weekly). Le Monde has outlined the principle point in an article which has come out today.

France Soir.

Le Monde,

François Hollande sort de son silence : « Cette campagne sent mauvais »

Sans appeler à voter Macron, le président s’inquiète de la percée de Mélenchon et semble avoir fait une croix sur le candidat socialiste, Hamon.

François Hollande  breaks his silence: this campaign reeks.

Without calling for a Macron vote, the President is worried about Mélenchon’s breakthrough, and seems to have written off the Socialist candidate.

This is the dilemma Hamon faces:

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  1. As Hamon has been deserted by the SP tops he should start negotiations to bring his supporters under Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s banner whose campaign, unlike his own is gaining momentum.

    Mick Hall

    April 12, 2017 at 6:36 pm

  2. Is there anybody left who cares what Hollande thinks?

    aciddc

    April 12, 2017 at 10:12 pm

  3. Mélenchon doit proposer un accord à Hamon dès maintenant !

    Other way round Mick.

    https://blogs.mediapart.fr/philippe-marliere/blog/130417/melenchon-doit-proposer-un-accord-hamon-des-maintenant

    Andrew Coates

    April 13, 2017 at 11:57 am


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