PS Congress: “Serious and obvious irregularities have been identified (…) no final result can be announced,” said Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol

PS Congress: “Serious and obvious irregularities have been identified (…) no final result can be announced,” said Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol


After a night of uncertainty, the outgoing First Secretary of the PS, Olivier Faure, was declared the winner by the party with 50.83% of the vote. But his opponent, the mayor of Rouen (Seine-Maritime) Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol, disputes the result and denounces “serious and obvious irregularities”.

Controversial results. The Mayor of Rouen (Seine-Maritime), Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol, denounced in a press release “serious and obvious irregularities” during the second round of the PS Congress and called for a meeting of the Review Committee later in the day to validate the vote . Without this, “of course, no final result can be announced,” he added.

“Already during last week’s vote, the Verification Committee made it possible to invalidate the incorrect results announced early by members of the outgoing management and to confirm the loss of the majority,” continued Nicolas Mayer-Nightingale. However, as he points out, the Commission has not yet announced a meeting at this stage.

“A deplorable picture of our party”

“All this paints a deplorable image of our party”, the mayor of Rouen also regretted, calling on the socialist leaders, his opponent Olivier Faure and his supporters “to work with us to get out of this situation from above”.

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Released just minutes after the party’s results were announced, Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol’s press release gave outgoing First Secretary Olivier Faure the winner with 50.83% of the vote, or 393 more votes. Earlier in the night, the two contestants had both claimed victory.

After weeks of an already particularly tense election campaign, the Socialist Party appears increasingly divided.