MONTREAL — two times, Jean-François Lisée, the former leader of the Parti québécois (PQ), has proposed to Véronique Hivon take his place because he deemed that he “was pulling the PQ down,” says he in a lengthy essay published Friday on the website of L’actualité magazine.
“I think you need to get ready to become leader of the Parti québécois”, he slipped in December 2017 to the member for Joliette and the former vice-leader of the party, according to the story of the former head of the parti québecois, who returns to the electoral campaign that led to the worst electoral results in the history of the PQ.
Ms. Hivon has apparently thought about it for ten days, but she and Mr. Lisée have finally chosen not to make the leap, due to concerns about its “approach to landing”.
Mr. Lisée noted that Ms. Hivon may not have not been the only one to be interested to succeed him. In order not to provoke a race with less than a year of the elections of October 2018, Mr. Lisée has decided to stay, ” he says.
Véronique Hivon eventually became vice-leader of the PQ in January 2018.
Discussions on this possibility did not mean closed. At the end of the month of June, it has once more been a question that Ms. Hivon take the reins of the PQ.
Mr. Lisée said he was ready to give him the relay. This would ultimately be Ms. Hivon, who closed the door. She feared that a change of manager a few months of elections does not publish the party as disorganized, tells the story of the former leader.