The current internal PS “Refoundations”, opposed to the current leadership, met all weekend to discuss in Montpellier. A first step to structure and start a showdown with the first secretary, Olivier Faure.
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It’s a face that we didn’t necessarily see coming. “Everyone asks me why I’m here”, laughs Benoît Hamon. The former socialist candidate for the 2017 presidential election clashes this Saturday morning in the corridors of the economics faculty of Montpellier. He is one of the few personalities from the left outside the PS to be present for these “Refoundation meetings”, the first gathering of the current of the mayor of Rouen, Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol, internal opponent number 1 by Olivier Faure. A weekend of debates for “finally talking about ideas” And “get out of small sentences, sorry journalists”, says “NMR”. Other major personalities were to be present but, according to the organizers, the management of the PS would have heated the telephones to dissuade them. “I find it stupid”sighs Michaël Delafosse, the regional stage as mayor of Montpellier. “Everyone is free in the Socialist Party. Management does not give instructions to elected officials.