The president of Michel Déon, deceased in December 2016, is very coveted, but difficult to fill.
For the third time in a row, the members of the Académie française were unable to choose a successor to the presidency of Michel Déon, Thursday, January 31. Among the candidates, the philosopher and ex-minister of Education, Luc Ferry, did not convince, gathering only 6 votes (of 29) in the 3 rd.
"No candidate obtaining majority, the election is white and postponed to a later date"said the French Academy in a statement. The chair stays open and the registration of new applications is maintained. "
Luc Ferry got 6 votes in the first round, 7 in the second and another 6 in the last round. The writer Charles Danzig, also a candidate for the presidency of Michel Déon, won 8 votes in the 3rd round (7, 9, 8) and the poet and journalist Alain Duault won 5 votes in the final round (9, 6, 5).
the writer Michel Orcel obtained successively 2, one and no voice and Philippe Repecaud, a voice in each of the three rounds. No other candidate got a vote. Nine academics marked their ballot paper with a cross in the third round, which means that they did not want any of the candidates.
The president of Michel Déon, deceased in December 2016, is very coveted, but difficult to fill. On June 21, during the first election, former chairman of Art Jérôme Clément, former Minister of Culture, Frédéric Mitterrand, former president of the National Library of France (BNF), Bruno Racine and writer François Taillandier had been recalibrated.
In November, during the second election, neither Pascal Bruckner nor the writer Benoît Duteurtre was able to gather the necessary votes to be elected. In addition to the chair of Michel Déon, there are still three others: Jean d'Ormesson, Simone Veil and Max Gallo.