The first secretary of the PS Olivier Faure obtained Thursday February 16 the “absolute majority” in the national council of the party, with at least 155 seats out of 306, after the results of the elections of the first federal secretaries, last phase of the Congress, announced his entourage. . This puts an end to the internal battle that plagued the party in January.
Olivier Faure was re-elected at the end of January at the head of the PS, after a bitter battle with his rival the mayor of Rouen Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol, but the latter, who had become first deputy secretary, affirmed that Olivier Faure did not did not have a majority within the party authorities.
To know which of the two held the majority within the national council (a sort of party parliament), it was indeed necessary to wait for the elections of the first secretaries in each federation, who count for a third in the composition of the national council. The national council has a total of 306 seats. Olivier Faure had already acquired 101 after the vote on the orientation texts, on January 12, which had placed him in the lead (49.15%).
union of the left
The elections of the first federal secretaries began on February 2 and will last until February 25, but already, Olivier Faure’s entourage indicates that in view of the results of Thursday evening, he is “assured of have a majority in the National Council this evening and more widely in the coming days”.
Of the 14 elections that were played Thursday evening, “8 at least” were won by Olivier Faure and are added “to the 46 already garnered” by the first secretary since the start of the federal elections. In total, Olivier Faure therefore has at least 155 seats and “will be able to implement his roadmap and continue his strategy of unifying the left”, specifies his entourage.
Anne Hidalgo keeps control in Paris
But the first secretary failed to win the Paris Federation. Its candidate, Emma Rafowicz, lost to former MP Lamia El Aaraje who won by a wide margin (60.1%).
This close to Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol and Anne Hidalgo allows the mayor of Paris to keep control of this federation. She replaces Senator David Assouline, who had decided to leave the hand.
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