Carole Delga, the socialist president of the Occitanie region, blamed the “betrayals” of former PS headliners, such as François Rebsamen, Marisol Touraine or Manuel Valls, who got closer to the presidential majority and Emmanuel Macron . “The French don’t want it anymore. The disgust they have for politics is all these betrayals, “she said on RTL in response to a question about the three former ministers of François Hollande. “The question of ethics, of righteousness in politics, is a question that haunts me. I decided to take inspiration from Jean Jaurès by re-reading articles he had written. It’s interesting in this time of confusion,” said Carole Delga, who just published Jean Jaurès, convictions and courage.

On a possible entry into the government, she reacted negatively: “I have already answered no to be Prime Minister, so I will also answer him no to be Minister. I am not for sale. I do not approve of Emmanuel Macron’s project. While her party signed an agreement for the legislative elections with La France insoumise, Carole Delga opposed it and supports dissident candidates in certain constituencies.

In a press release, François Rebsamen, the mayor of Dijon, who had chosen to support Emmanuel Macron from the first round, said he was “proud of (his) choice, that of a man on the left, faithful to his convictions, but free and guided only by the will to make France succeed”. “By using the word ‘treason’ indiscriminately, we trivialize it, we empty it of the gravity of its meaning and we end up reproducing the dark hours of witch hunts,” he said. added, wondering if we should not “also qualify as ‘treason’ the behavior of Madame Delga who supports dissident candidates in her own party”. “To practice this accusation without restraint, there will soon be no one left in the Socialist Party,” he concluded.