The Annecy knife attack shocked the entire France. Especially because young children have been specifically targeted. This Saturday, June 10, former minister Ségolène Royal was moved at the microphone of Europe 1. "It was also as a mother of four that I felt this horror thinking that it could very well have happened to them. And what could be more appalling than preying on infants?" she said.
The unsuccessful 2007 presidential candidate was also asked about the role she might have played in the current climate of violence in France had she come to power. "Would the country be more peaceful if you had led it?" The radio reporter asked him ingenuously. "I think I can say yes," she replied with a smile.
Power should be exercised "to make people happy"
It may sound pretentious, but I think I can say yes," she insisted. And to justify himself: "In the form of exercising power, I have never liked power for power's sake. I have always said that power is worth for what it gives as a possibility of accomplishing a morality of action." For the former candidate, power should be exercised "to make people happy", because the country is "like a family".
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In addition, Ségolène Royal wondered about the background of the suspect in Annecy, and more generally about the rules of the right of asylum. "This is not the first time that there has been an assault by an individual who is denied political refugee status," she said. He comes to France to have a more advantageous status, he is refused and he goes mad."