What is the effect of the January attacks or November 13 seem far to the popularity of the executive. The popularity ratings of Francois Hollande and Manuel Valls fall again. The President of the Republic no longer collects only 19% satisfied (- 5 points compared to January) and 81% of French unhappy. His prime minister down 6 points to 33% satisfied and 66% dissatisfied according to an Ifop poll for the Sunday newspaper (JDD).
And in the detail falling out of love is even stronger for the Socialist supporters. The effect of government triangulation on the extension of the state of emergency, the controversial inclusion in the Constitution of the deprivation of nationality and the proposed Liberal reform of labor law? François Hollande and Manuel Valls fell by 12 points, respectively (53% satisfied) and 11 points (63% satisfied).
Valls Holland Tensions
This drop in popularity comes that tensions seem to be born in the executive couple. In the latest reshuffle, options defended by Manuel Valls as maintaining Fleur Pellerin at the Ministry of Culture, were not retained by Francois Hollande. Worse, he chose to return to the predecessor Manuel Valls as Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that while Manuel Valls had contributed to the ouster of his predecessor.
The strategy to take to prepare for the presidential election from 2017 shows itself as the differences within the executive. Manuel Valls does not believe in a left gathering, speaking of “irreconcilable differences”. Pushing the nail, at a public meeting in Corbeil-Essonnes (Essonne), the Prime Minister reiterated. “On the left, we have to get beyond it. The problem is not to hold a primary stretching from Mélenchon to Macron. Sometimes there are irreconcilable positions and must assume.” Yet the PS first secretary, Jean-Christophe Cambadélis supports the idea of a primary open to the left, with or without Francois Hollande.
Prime Minister wants certainly remain the alternative left for the 2017 presidential if François Hollande is not represented. The president once again said on France Inter, Friday, Feb. 19 if unemployment did not drop by 2017, it would not stand.