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The former head of the parti québecois Jean-François Lisée and his colistière Véronique Hivon, during the last election campaign
Jean-François Lisée offered, not once, but twice, the orders of the Parti québécois to Véronique Hivon, reveals the former leader of the parti québecois in an original article published in The news.
It envisages for the first time the possibility to bend the spine in December 2017. The PQ is in trouble. Less than 10 months of a general election, the PQ collects 19 % of voting intentions, according to a survey Light-Duty. Barely 10 % of voters say that would make the best prime minister. Mr. Lisée has not the dimension no longer with supporters pq members : half of them do not believe that it is the “best” to assume the responsibilities of prime minister.
In the aftermath of the publication of the stroke of the probe, Mr. Lisée is launching quietly to Ms. Hivon, on the sidelines of a meeting of the general staff of the PQ in Montreal : “I believe that you need to get ready to become leader of the Parti québécois. “Ms. Hivon agrees to think about it. “She and I are in disagreement on the method of his landing,” writes the former head of independence. He does not want a new race to the chiefdom which he dreads the outcome. “I decided to stay,” he wrote.
The” operation Jacinda “
At the end of June 2018, Mr. Lisée returned to the charge with Ms. Hivon. “My hope was that his burst in the first plan would change the dynamic. His presence in the debates désarçonnerait François Legault, Philippe Couillard, and Manon Massé. In any case, I would stay as support, ” he explains in The news.
The” operation Jacinda ” — the name of Jacinda Ardern, who was replaced at short notice the chief labour of New Zealand, whose pre-electoral campaign was a failure — was launched two months before the kick-off of the election campaign.
“[In New Zealand], this change resulted in a reversal of the trend and propelled the party to victory “, noted Mr. Côté. After having “tried everything” to make up the PQ in voting intentions, he wants to make the shot in Quebec. “Veronica would be our Jacinda. My hope was that his burst in the first plan would change the dynamic. His presence in the debates désarçonnerait François Legault, Philippe Couillard, and Manon Massé. In any case, I would stay as support, ” he wrote.
The elected of Joliette, high vice-chief of the PQ a few weeks ago, declines a second time, the offer of Mr. Lisée.
Ms. Hivon has refrained from any commentary since the publication of the article on the website of The news. Many strategists have been surprised to learn in the magazine on Friday, the invitation to Ms. Hivon succeed without leadership, at the head of the PQ.
A new book for Lisée
Some are considering now to buy the book Who wants to the skin of the Parti québécois ? And other secrets of politics and media, what they refused to do until today. The book of Mr. Lisée, edited by ” La boîte à Côté “, to be published in time for the holding of the next national council of the PQ, in march next year.
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