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Olivier Faure presents the “government” of the Socialist Party

A renewed, tight and equal team will surround the new first secretary.
The world | 16.04.2018 at 06:36 • Updated 16.04.2018 at 07:57 | By Astrid de Villaines

He had promised “A narrower team, renewed and truly equal” . The promise is kept. Mr. Faure did adopt Sunday, in front of the national council of the party, the list of its management team. He reduced the number of national secretaries from 80 to 24. The team is parity and a lot of the faces are new.
As “premier”, Mr. Faure chose Corinne Narassiguin, ephemeral member of the French from abroad from 2012 to 2013 and spokesman of the PS. She becomes number 2 of the party, responsible for “coordination and means”. ” It’s a position that requires authority that it does not necessarily have, but it can be revealed. ” , commented Emmanuel Maurel, former candidate who came third, who was not present.
A joint spokesperson duo has been appointed: Boris Vallaud, the deputy from the Landes, who is already spokesperson for the group in the National Assembly, and Gabrielle Siry, a 27-year-old civil servant, who has been appointed by Axelle Lemaire’s cabinet and unknown to the general public. Both also have a National Secretary position, the Europe for Mr. Vallaud and the training and renewal for M me Siry. ” Changing the party is the most difficult task. More than spokesperson ” said the former legislative candidate.
The first secretary had committed to respect “The real parity” . He took care of appoint women in key positions such as Pernelle Richardot, deputy mayor of Strasbourg who becomes the party’s treasurer, or Sarah Proust, who will be in charge of the elections.
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Among the most well-known faces, four former ministers of Francois Hollande are in the organization chart. Mathias Fekl, Hélène Geoffroy, Hélène Conway-Mouret and Ericka Bareigts.
In addition to Mr. Vallaud, two other members are in the team: Dominique Potier, Meurthe-et-Moselle and Christine Pirès-Beaune Puy-de-Dôme. Martine Aubry is thanked for her support in the campaign with the appointment of one of her relatives, the former Frondeur Jean-Marc Germain, to education and training. culture . The former party coordinator, Rachid Temal, retains a position in the leadership team: he will be responsible for relations with external partners, including other political parties.
“The choice of the inter-self”
Another balance that the first secretary had set for himself was the representation of territories. He appointed Sébastien Vincini, first secretary of Haute-Garonne, Stéphane Troussel, president of the departmental council of Seine-Saint-Martin. St Denis , or Océane Charret-Godard, vice-president of the region Burgundy Franche Comté. The latter is the only one to to have supported Stéphane Le Foll, all the others were signatories of the text of Mr. Faure.
“Olivier Faure makes the choice of the inter-self,” denounces Luc Carvounas, who did not take part in the vote of the list. “A national secretariat is generally pluralistic” Mr. Maurel agrees. The first secretary promised to entrust the “thematic projects” has other profiles, notably from the texts of its competitors.
Stéphane Le Foll, he voted for this list but he predicts “Many delegates to come” . Indeed, other appointments are already planned for “Strengthen the majority of national secretariats” , assumes M me Narassiguin. Which could practically double current positions. A “tighter” team that will be enlarged very soon.

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