The socialist Party has the wanderlust. Installed from 2018 to Ivry-sur-Seine, in Val-de-Marne, the PS is considering moving back home its headquarters in Paris. It would be a “sharing” of space with the Fondation Jean-Jaurès, a think tank, left side installed Cité Malesherbes in the 9th district, said the SP and the Foundation. “It is a possibility, but nothing is done “, said the Agency France-Presse Olivier Faure, first secretary of the PS. “There is an interest in principle reciprocal for an exchange,” confirms Gilles Finkelstein, executive director of the Foundation Jean-Jaurès.

” We have three to four months to work on the legal terms and conditions, technical and financial folder, add this last. The Foundation owns two buildings in the Cité Malesherbes, at number 12, where its head office is located (and ex-headquarters of the SFIO), and the number 6, which houses the archives of the socialist. The exchange, if it happens, will be between the number 6 and the seat at Ivry, it being understood that the head office of the Foundation will remain to him at 12.

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Solferino sold

The archives centre has a surface of 450 square meters and is no longer large enough to accommodate the many archives that date back to the time of Jaurès and the SFIO. The idea is to put it on sale to find other premises more spacious. The PS proposed that the exchange with its headquarters in Ivry (1 500 meters. square). The transaction would allow the PS to resettle in the capital, that he had left her after the defeat in the presidential and legislative elections of 2017, resulted in a drastic decrease of its finances.

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Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, first secretary of the PS, had sold ” Solferino “, historic seat of the party since 1980, for the sum of 45,5 million euros “. “I will greatly rejoice of this exchange, the militant socialist. The access to the seat will be much more easy, it was not easy to go to Ivry “, told Agence France-Presse Rémi Féraud, the first secretary of the socialist united states of Paris.

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