- Three questions
The French government is in the middle
of a storm due to the Clearstream scandal. What do you think
- I think of the shipwrecked men of
"the raft of the Medusa" in the Gericault's painting
at the Louvre or of the participants to a bad whodunit.
The President of the Republic, the Prime
Minister, the Ministers of Interior and Defence are caught in
the upheaval. It is an affair of State. We discover what means
competition for power. To win the other must be eliminated. Every
trick is allowed.
As ordinary citizens we don't understand all that comes about
of this scandalous affair. Once more the politicians do not serve
the interest of the people but their own personal ambition.
This government has been repeatedly
disapproved, in the streets, by ballot, yet stays in function
without the confidence of the citizens.
There are so many urgent actions to be undertaken in France and
in the world that need a strong stand and a firm commitment!
- In the mean time Ségolène
Royal is at the top of the Gallup for Presidency. The New York
Times presented her on 6 pages under the title;" The first
woman who has really a chance to compete for the Presidency of
France". Why is she so suddenly popular?
Ségolène Royal arrives
at the right time. Women have the wind in their sails in politics.
For the first time it is happening in South America as well in
Africa and much closer to us in Germany.
- It is a sign of the times. In France
like everywhere we want to change. Rather to find again the old
hands in politics we have rather to turn towards a woman who
incarnates the novelty. Women who give life might be more respectful
of the life and the environment of the people!
- In Bolivia, Evo Morales decided
to nationalize Gas and Oil Companies without asking their wish
to foreign companies with the risk to dry up international investments.
What is your reaction?
- The President of Bolivia spoke about
it during his electoral campaign: he will grapple with the big
oil trusts who for decades are stealing the resources of Bolivia,
specifically water and gas. He kept his word. The new law states
that all the gas reserves have to be under the control of the
national company of Bolivia.
Twenty-six foreign companies, including
Total (France) are established in Bolivia. This country has the
second reserve of gas in South America after Venezuela.
- The foreign companies have six months
to sign the new contracts. They all expressed, at this moment,
their wish to stay in the country.
This new law of nationalization should double the revenues of
the States coming from gas.
It is an historic event. If the President
succeeds, we have to see if the people from Bolivia will benefit
of it to get out of poverty.
- Interview by Olivier Galzi