Laurent Fabius is it is sworn: it will not lose its nerve. In the last straight line of the internal campaign to the PS, former Prime Minister, which embodies the camp of the "no" to the European Constitution, resist all provocations. It will not respond to Lionel Jospin who, last week to the activists of the 18th arrondissement of Paris, has accused opponents of the Constitution to precipitate the PS and the whole of Europe in the crisis. Most proponents of the "Yes" dramatize the issue of the militant referendum which will take place on 1 December, more it strives to trivialize the appointment. "There are chances that one or several countries say 'no' to the European Constitution." "We must therefore think about what happens after," says quietly.
December 2, life goes on
Laurent Fabius was with Lionel Jospin, one of the main protagonists of the Rennes Congress, in March 1990, had caused serious and sustainable tears in the party. The lesson was: it is not a new head-to-head which would refer to this cursed history. It does not appear like the one with the knife. "I have never considered that there were 100 of good arguments on one side and 0 of the other." "The debate must take place in a climate of respect," he says in the meetings. Activists it speaks only of the European Constitution, its shortcomings and its gaps against the Socialist requirements. These days, he added that call to say "Yes" to a "bad text" behind Jacques Chirac, is perhaps not the best way for the Socialists to win the presidential election of 2007. He stands there, refuses to answer to those who of Dominique Strauss-Kahn to Jack Lang, passing by Jean-Marc Ayrault believe that PS plays on the European referendum, its line, its consistency and its future. "December 2, life continues," point out his family by denying that the party is at the edge of the ideological explosion and blast everything short.
Prepare the après-référendum
This tactic of the quilt aims to return "Yes" camp to his own restlessness: "If they dramatize is that they are afraid and they fear, is that the result will be tight," repeated his relatives. What hold breath activist until December 1. But with this tactic is also the après-référendum prepared by Laurent Fabius. If the no WINS, it will not, move leaving the supporters of "Yes" to determine if Francois Hollande may or may not remain first Secretary. If "Yes" winners, it will not move leaving the same decide to take the offensive against him to eject him from his seat of number two.
Relatives find that since a few days it is in the "Yes" camp rivalries are aggravated; François Hollande, Jack Lang, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, all want their share of a possible victory. Lionel Jospin, is ambushed, the points and refuses to adouber the first Secretary. The knives are drawn. He will remain soft as a lamb. In his mind, the internal referendum is just a channel. December 2, life continues with perspective a new battle: the national referendum that Jacques Chirac has promised for 2005.