Laurent Joffrin leaves the direction of Release to enter politics and it will publish on Monday a call for the "recomposition of the left, already signed by a hundred people, "known or not", he stated to the Agency France-Presse. Laurent Joffrin to abandon his duties to editorial director, publishing director and co-manager of Release. "I will continue to write for the journal, features, editorials, and my letter policy the daily", he said, adding that he was not seeking "any elective office" but rather to "reconstruct the discourse of a democratic left, a left that is realistic."
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"If nothing changes, the scenario for 2022 is written in advance. In the second round, we will have The Pen/Macron", he added, specifying that he wanted to create an "association" policy. Laurent Joffrin will also shortly publish a book entitled "Anti-Macron" (in Stock). Laurent Joffrin must also address a letter Friday morning to the staff of Liberation, in which he explains why he left the management of the newspaper to make the policy, he said.
A source from the Society of journalists and of personal liberation (SJPL) has a need to know Thursday to Agence France-Press that she asked for her "resignation as early as this evening." According to the SJPL, "Paul Quinio will be publishing director ad interim". Laurent Joffrin, for his part, indicated that he could be replaced in his functions by Dov Alfon, former editor-in-chief of the leftist daily israeli newspaper Haaretz, which he is to present the correspondence at Paris.