More than 41,000 party members, but not all will be able to vote on January 12 and 19

To decide between Olivier Faure, the outgoing first secretary, Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol, the mayor of Rouen, and Hélène Geoffroy, the mayor of Vaulx-en-Velin, the members of the Socialist Party are called to vote on January 12 and 19, 2023 during the PS congress. They are more than 41,000 according to the president of the National Membership Office (BNA), Fabrice de Comarmond. But not everyone will be able to participate in the ballot to elect the next leader of the Socialists.

Are considered as members those who have paid their dues at least until 2019 and who, in order to vote, will have to update their dues for the missing years (which can be done on the day of the vote). And only those who have more than six months of membership can vote.

The number of voters should therefore necessarily be lower. In September 2021, the Villeurbanne Congress had registered 21,243 voters (despite the health crisis). To vote on January 12 and 19, members must do so physically in the local sections between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Hemorrhage of adherents

Since the legislative elections of June 2021 and the agreement of Nupes, the left-wing alliance which brings together PS, LFI, EELV and PCF, more than 2,000 new members have joined the ranks of the PS, almost half of whom are young people. . But all were not integrated into the electorate, for lack of six months of contribution.

The number of members of the PS experienced a hemorrhage between 2012 and 2018, with more than 74,000 departures during this period, according to the same source. It is from 2019 that the PS has resumed growth in its workforce (+1,717 first-time memberships in 2019, +2,091 in 2020, +2,375 in 2021, and +3,028 in 2022).

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