François Hollande made Thursday a solemn and sober tribute Jean Jaurès, a hundred years to the day after his assassination, while the left of the left accuses the head of state to trample the ideals of this icon socialism.
To mark this historic anniversary, the President visited Holland in the early morning on the premises of the assassination of Jaurès, July 31, 1914, before the former Café growing at 146 rue Montmartre in the 2nd arrondissement, the neighborhood of the press at the time. He was joined, a symbol, the German Vice Chancellor and Social Democratic Minister of Economy, Sigmar Gabriel. Both were then laid wreaths to the front of the property, renamed the Taverne Crescent, surrounded by Republican Guards in full uniform. When asked what message he held Jean Jaurès, François Hollande said in a few words: “peace and unity, the gathering of the Republic.”
Many, to the left of the left, however, deny him the right to claim his inheritance. Jean Jaurès, “is the opposite of François Hollande, is a mind engaged while Hollande is primarily a stashed mind. Someone who seeks to (not) go into battle, to spend time to flee, “fumed Thursday Mélenchon, Co-Chair of the Left Party. In the same vein, a number of PCF, Pierre Laurent blasted Wednesday “usurpers” of the legacy of Jaurès and praised its “spirit of revolutionary change,” he said only way to counter “soft barbarism us every day imposed. ” “Shut up and let Jaurès talk!” still urged Pierre Laurent, for whom “those who wear make their measures of social and economic decline behind the words Jaurès can deceive.”
François Hollande and his German host were seated within a few minutes of coffee at the place even where Jaurès fell under the bullets of a French nationalist fanatic, just hours before the outbreak of the Great War, tragedy socialist tribune was afraid and had vainly tried to prevent.
At arrival of François Hollande rue Montmartre, have blended some applause from onlookers massed on the opposite sidewalk, behind a row of barriers. The president then delivered a quick walkabout, lending the game for autographs and photos with onlookers. Unlike many of his recent trips to the provinces, marked in recent months concerts boos, no whistle was sounded this time, the president receiving messages of encouragement, however tinted warnings. “We know it’s hard, sometimes it is not happy, but we know that it is not the cake,” threw him a woman before encouraging: “Well, go, go . ” “I’m glad you came to see me, Mr. Holland, but be careful anyway,” warned another. “We paid attention,” replied the president.New applause marked the departure of two French and German leaders while we hear a “thank you, Francis!” “Vive Jaurès, Bright Holland, social live!” was proclaimed another. A good-natured atmosphere that contrasted with that especially his visit to Carmaux homeland Jaurès, April 23. “Today, being faithful to Jaurès not give up, not to give up, to surrender because it is difficult, it is just the opposite,” had then justified François Hollande, in a plea in favor of the pact liability or savings of € 50 billion level. But on the street, booed and jeered, he faced the great displeasure of disappointed voters.