Socialist candidate Segolene Royal picked up the endorsement of 14 university presidents, who jointly released their support in a statement today.
"Us, presidents and former presidents of the universities, let us call upon Ségolène Royal so that she resolutely engages the country from the point of view of a revival of the universities.
She is the only one capable of incarnating today the hope of a necessary change of course, far from the peremptory injunctions of the past and of the arrogances of the present."
They included some harsh words for UMP candidate Nicolas Sarkozy, saying that:
Who can believe one moment the Pharaonic promises of a candidate who aligns billions of new expenditure all while committing himself to reducing at the same time the national debt...
Who can believe in the revival of scientific employment whereas one advances once again the objective of a drastic reduction of civils servant manpower?"
Technorati tags: Ségolène Royal, Segolene Royal, Nicolas Sarkozy, Le Pen, Bayrou, UMP, PS, politics, politique, présidentielle, actualité, news, France