François Hollande defended Ségolène Royal against criticism - NICOLAS MESSYASZ / SIPA
The former president of the Republic François Hollande took up this Friday the defense of Ségolène Royal, of which he is the ex-companion, by estimating that one had lacked in his regard of "elegance" and "recognition".
Ségolène Royal “deserves recognition for what she did first in the governments in which she participated. She has been Minister of the Environment and Ecology several times: she is a woman who has always had her opinions, who has always expressed them, "said François Hollande, who participated in the Citizens' Assizes organized in Rennes. .
A lack of elegance
“She was dedicated to the poles because she was asked to do it. I think she should have been able to continue her mission (ambassador of the poles, note). I think we lacked elegance, and especially recognition, "added the former head of state (2012-2017).
The former socialist minister, targeted by a preliminary inquiry into the use made of the means made available to her as ambassador of the poles, and questioned by the government for her criticisms of the policy carried out, in particular the pension reform said Thursday that he has already left his post as ambassador. She was appointed to this position by Emmanuel Macron in 2017.
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