Ségolène Royal appears on latest Internet video
Ségolène Royal appears to have turned a page. On Nov. 25, the French Socialist Party’s national convention officially declared Lille Mayor Martine Aubry the winner of the party’s leadership poll with Aubry pulling ahead of Royal by the slimmest of margins. But the losing faction within the party has already set its sights on the 2012 presidential election.
In a video posted on Dailymotion, a video sharing site, as well as a Web site created by her supporters during her failed 2007 presidential bid, Royal addresses her diehard fans. The site called Désirs d’avenir – or Desires for the future – was set up during her presidential campaign and continued to support her.
Explaining that “the transformation of the Socialist Party is in progress,” Royal sets the agenda for the next three years. “We will launch out in actions, reflections and festivals of fraternity,” she declares with a smile.
“I need you, I need your ideas, your faith, 2012 is near, 2012 is tomorrow,” she concludes before mischievously adding, "See you soon.”
Asked about the video posting, the winner of the Socialist Party’s leadership bid said she had not seen it before and had no comments about it. “I do not have a comment to make,” said Aubry. “I work.”