"Mitterrandiens" angry after Raphaël Glucksmann's remarks

Author of a documentary on the massacres of 1994, the candidate Place public-PS to the Europeans reiterated his accusations on the responsibility of France.

The World with Reuters Posted today at 12:37, updated at 12:39

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Raphael Glucksmann, candidate PS Public Place in the European May 26 meeting in Bordeaux on May 2, 2019.
Raphaël Glucksmann, candidate Place public-PS in the European May 26 meeting in Bordeaux on May 2, 2019. NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP

Fellow François Mitterrand denounce in a letter the words of Raphael Glucksmann, head of the list in the European elections, accusing the former president of responsibility in the genocide in Rwanda, we learned from the Socialist Party (PS) , confirming information from the Duck chained.

Twenty-three former ministers including Edith Cresson, Hubert Vedrine, Roland Dumas, Jack Lang and Paul Quilès challenge the PS and ask for a public apology in response to the words of the one who leads the list of their party, in duet with Place public for the election of 26 May.

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"Nothing, absolutely nothing, can justify the accusations of "complicity in genocide" relayed by Mr Glucksmann, while he is speaking today on behalf of the Socialists "can we read in this missive dated May 9th.

The signatories ask the first secretary of the PS, Olivier Faure, to "Convince Raphael Glucksmann to withdraw his insults and unfounded accusations against François Mitterrand". "In case of refusal, we want you to find the appropriate forms to disavow his words"they add.

Answer from Olivier Faure, Wednesday on France Inter: "There are still very different versions going around. I hope that the archives can be opened so that everyone can feel at ease with this part of our history, a part necessarily painful. "

"The biggest scandal of the Ve Republic "

Former prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who signed the letter, is to publicly support the PS Public Place list at a rally in Lyon on Thursday.

Raphaël Glucksmann is the author of the documentary, Kill them all ! (2004), on the genocide of 1994 in Rwanda, during which Hubert Védrine, one of the signatories, was the secretary general of the Elysée, where François Mitterrand was finishing his second term.

"Frankly, it's the biggest scandal in history, the Ve Republic. France has armed, supported financially, supported politically genocide ", he said May 5 on Radio J. "I subscribe to François Mitterrand's steps on the European construction, the death penalty, the social measures of 1981, not in the African policy of France"he added.

The genocide perpetrated by the Hutu killed about 800,000 Tutsis between April and July 1994 in Rwanda.

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