The mayor of Paris launches into the race to preside over France

September 12, 2021 by archyde

The mayor of Paris launches into the race to preside over France

the mayor of Paris, the socialist Anne Hidalgo. / Afp

The socialist Anne Hidalgo will have to face a primary at the end of the month, but the support that the party leaders have given her – before even making the announcement official – gives rise to few surprises

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Sunday, 12 September 2021, 11:47

The mayor of Paris, the socialist Anne Hidalgo, has announced this Sunday her candidacy for the presidential elections of 2022, with a message in which she has promised “a decentralized Republic, closer to the citizens”, turning the page to a model that , in his opinion, “disintegrates.”

“Today, I am ready,” has proclaimed the socialist policy, already considered in advance the candidate of the heavyweights of his party. He will have to face a primary at the end of the month, but the support that party leaders have given him – before even making the announcement official – gives rise to few surprises.

Hidalgo’s is a long-awaited announcement in France, given that it was already taken for granted that he would take the step to try to return the Socialists to the Elysee. His main endorsement are the more than seven years he has been in charge of the Paris City Council, from where he has promoted a change in the political paradigm that he now wants to take to the Elysee.

Thus, she announced that she will present a specific plan on the environment and promised an increase in salaries, during a speech in Rouen in which she advocated a policy based on “respect” and launched specific messages for women. . Not surprisingly, she aspires to be the first woman to hold the main political position in France.

Hidalgo has said to be “aware of the seriousness of the situation” and to “humbly” take on a challenge to which he has wielded his Spanish origins, recalling that he arrived in France with two years and that he comes from a working-class family of Republican origin.

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The mayor of Paris, however, has the challenge of coming back in polls that for now are still dominated by the current president, Emmanuel Macron, and the far-right Marine Le Pen, with the Republicans in third position in the absence of deciding who will be their candidate .

The level of support for Hidalgo ranges between 7 and 9 percent, according to a survey published this month by the newspaper ‘Le Figaro’, and it remains to be seen how the panorama of the left will be configured, in which he aspires to search his hole the former Minister of Economy Arnaud Montebourg.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

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