Olivier Faure, the strategist that the socialists like to hate | EUROtoday

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PTo absolutely perceive Olivier Faure and his consummate artwork of imposing himself with out anybody ever seeing it coming, one in every of his shut pals recounts this edifying scene from the PS congress in Brest in 1997, throughout which Lionel Jospin, who had turn out to be Prime Minister following a dissolution, handed the occasion torch to François Hollande: “In the corridors, Jean-Christophe Cambadélis pretended to walk an imaginary dog ​​while telling everyone that it was Hollande! Olivier is the hidden son of François, who has always been underestimated and who nevertheless became president.”

A intelligent maneuverer, like his former mentor, with whom he’s now on unhealthy phrases, Olivier Faure had lengthy been considering in his coronary heart in regards to the Élysée or Matignon, with out ever revealing himself. This Tuesday, he lastly ab…

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