Rightwing parties criticise the return of the 'elephants'

23rd February 2007, Comments 0 comments

23 February 2007, Segolene Royal's restructuring of the socialist party campaign team is seen as an attempt to "create novelty with the old" by the French right. "Talk about restructuring", Xavier Bertrand (UMP) said, "they take the same politicians and they try again".


23 February 2007

Segolene Royal's restructuring of the socialist party campaign team is seen as an attempt to "create novelty with the old" by the French right. "Talk about restructuring", Xavier Bertrand (UMP) said, "they take the same politicians and they try again".

"Royal was put face to face with the failure of her personal strategy and her inability to unite her political family", the UMP said in a press release. 

The minister of education, Gilles Robien of the UDF, said that Royal takes a "risk" in calling Jospin back as "he only got 15 percent of the votes in the first round of the 2002 elections."

"The campaign will become less sexy", commented Le Pen. He continued saying that she "seduce the French voters by putting a distance between herself and the archaic socialist party".

Royal chose not to comment on this wave of critics form right-wing parties, simply saying that she was satisfied to have "united the socialist party".

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