The rescue of the site of Belfort, in turmoil since the announcement of its closure by Alstom, has been struggling to convince the public opinion. ( AFP / SEBASTIEN BOZON )
Despite all of his attempts to convince the government fails to persuade the public that he has saved the Belfort site for the right reasons, that this decision constituted “an alternative plan ambitious”.
according To the survey, franceinfo, 67% of French people think that the measure is ineffective in the long term, and 69% that this decision has a scope prior to any election.
Even in his own camp, supporters are not convinced of the soundness of the plan : 48% consider it ineffective and 50% as having a referred electioneering.
Alstom : recovery of the factory of Belfort ( AFP / Paul DEFOSSEUX, Jean-Michel CORNU )
Even if a closure of the site of Belfort would surely have also had a negative impact, it is a blow for the executive : “This decision will not allow François Hollande to bounce”, analysis, to franceinfo, Gaël Sliman, the president of the institute Odoxa. “However, today, François Hollande, is in need of oxygen and elements allowing it to scrimp a few points of popularity”.
A SPEECH not HEARD
However, during her hearing by the economic Affairs commission of the national Assembly, Christophe Sirugue, the secretary of State for Industry had insisted. “We have not suspended or deferred,” the original project of transfer of activity from Belfort to Reichshoffen, “we presented an alternative plan ambitious. We found an industrial future for the site of Belfort, and we consolidated the workload to the other plants of the group”. He also added that the plan perpetuates “1.500 direct jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs sub-contractors”.
on the order of 15 trainsets TGV line Bordeaux-Marseille, M. Sirugue has yet explained Wednesday that “the government has made the choice not to buy the material twice,” first train-city, and then the TGV.
For the secretary of State, he should “now continue (the) work to strengthen the rail sector as” French”. On this point, M. Sirugue has announced that he will meet by the end of the year, the strategic committee of the rail sector. This track “the future”, he said, but it faces several challenges, including a “domestic demand is stable or even in decline” and in export markets which continue to benefit at the French engineering but who are demanding a local production, he explained.
The survey Odoxa for franceinfo has been carried out on the Internet on October 5 and 6, from a sample of 1.009 persons, representative of the French population aged 18 years and over.