A dinner around Jean-Christophe Cambadélis Tuesday, lunch with Pierre Moscovici Wednesday: supporters of Dominique Strauss-Kahn met in small groups this week. Divided at the Reims Congress, one behind the other Bertrand Delanoë, Martine Aubry, they had were resoudés in recent months to support the candidacy of DSK in the Elysee Palace. Today, need them to make a "second choice".
It is by this term that Jean-Christophe Cambadélis loves baptized its subfamily strauss-kahnienne. Author of the famous "Pact" between Martine Aubry and DSK, it will join with friends (Jean-Paul Huchon, Jean-Jacques Urvoas, Christophe Borgel, Laurent Baumel...) naturally the current first Secretary of the PS. "With support of Laurent Fabius, Henri Emmanuelli and Benoît Hamon, Martine is too marked to the left, explains Jean-Jacques Urvoas." It has a month to shape a more balanced application.
According to one of the participants at the dinner of Tuesday Jean-Christophe Cambadélis and Jean-Paul Huchon, "the most probable is that 90 of the strauss-kahniens occur with Martine Aubry: suddenly, it could go on two feet, preventing Francois Hollande to occupy the niche social democratic". Jean-Paul Huchon already out the heavy artillery, yesterday on Radio Classique and i-TV: "Francois Hollande was always very high ductility, which is difficult to understand." Jean-Christophe Cambadélis wishes to convert to Martine Aubry personalities who are not part of the "historic channel", but that were aggregated these past months in support of DSK, as ex-rocardiens Michel Destot or Alain Bergounioux.
DSK offside, Member of the Doubs makes no secret of his desire to be the primary candidate, for the ideas of the former Director General of the IMF are represented, unless other, he said, take over. Its "enemies within" consider that Pierre Moscovici could actually republish what happened before the Congress of Reims: after trying to create a motion, under his name, he had finally abandoned to be lining up behind another leader, Bertrand Delanoë then. Jean-Christophe Cambadélis and his friends being acquired to Martine Aubry, Pierre Moscovici and his troops are coveting. It seems that the affinities of each and the other (including work by Marisol Touraine, near the Doubs MP on pensions) could be addressed, in fine, for the Mayor of Lille.
The Senator-Mayor of Dijon, François Rebsamen, was reluctant to choose his camp apparently these last week. It appeared in the meetings of support of DSK, but also to those of the friends of François Hollande. Dominique Strauss-Kahn out of racing, he returned to his first loves. This should also be the case of Jean-Pierre Bell (President of the PS in the Senate group) and Jean-Marc Ayrault (counterpart of the Assembly). Senator-Mayor of Lyon, Gerard Collomb, and François Patriat, Senator and President of the Regional Council of Burgundy, who called to support DSK, not Guamanian.
"I wish that Martine, François and Ségolène, our three main candidates, gather, as do the Cardinals for the election of a Pope, designate one of them, and make out a little pink of Solferino smoke!" asks Gérard Collomb, who is willing, in this case, to support any of the three candidates, same Martine Aubry, that it has not considered since his accession to the head of the PS. However, if "pink smoke" was followed by the name of François Hollande, you might think it respirerait more...