Ségolène Royal, April 12, 2017 in Paris. - GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP
After announcing that she had left her position as pole ambassador, Ségolène Royal said on Friday that she was creating a political association to build "a third way between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen", confirming information from the Figaro . "Désirs de France, future de la planète", this association, built on the backbone of its foundation "Désirs d'avenir pour la planète", is "a laboratory of ideas" for "a third way between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen ".
According to Le Figaro , the association of the former PS presidential candidate in 2007 could eventually transform into a political party in the run-up to the presidential election of 2022. "We must not accelerate the stages, we are starting from the base , we have to see if we can federate, if we raise an expectation, ”nuanced Ségolène Royal. "We must loosen the noose of the face-to-face imposed between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen," added the one, who has not ruled out, on several occasions in recent months, from appearing in 2022 if circumstances arise. lend themselves to it.
Officially launched next Thursday in Marseille
"The French social model seems dangerously threatened to me, there is anxiety among the French, and therefore an aspiration to see if other solutions are possible," added Ségolène Royal who will officially launch her new association next Thursday in Marseille , alongside the left senator Samia Ghali, as part of her tour to support the candidates for the municipal elections in March. “We are going to organize popular universities in the spring. The first will focus on the theme of financing the social model, ”she said.
As a reminder, Ségolène Royal is the subject of a preliminary investigation by the National Financial Prosecutor's Office on the use made of the means which were made available to it as ambassador of the poles. In addition, the executive reproached him for his multiple criticisms of government policy and summoned her to put an end to it on pain of withdrawing his embassy.
The Council of Ministers on January 24 should examine his situation, according to a source close to the government. But the former minister preferred to take the lead. In a diplomatic note dated Friday and of which AFP obtained a copy, Ségolène Royal confirms that she is leaving office by expressing all her "recognition for the work accomplished in common in the service of this major issue that constitute the poles ".
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Ségolène Royal says she has already left her position as pole ambassador
- Emmanuel Macron
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- Marine Le Pen