Christiane Taubira makes her candidacy official

Christiane Taubira makes her candidacy official

This Saturday, January 15 in Lyon, ex-minister Christiane Taubira formalized her candidacy for the 2022 presidential election, adding to the many candidates on the left, claiming to want to respond to “anger” in the face of “social injustices”.

She had promised to clarify her position in mid-January: Christiane Taubira, formalized her candidacy for the 2022 presidential election during a militant rally for the union of the left, in the Croix-Rousse district in Lyon, choice symbolic in a nod to the canuts, the former workers of this silk district. Mrs. Taubira promised to submit to the citizens’ initiative of the Popular Primary, a “ inauguration by left-leaning voters – 120,000 registered to vote – regardless of the outcome. Even if her supporters pretend to believe that nothing is won, she is the favorite of this consultation. Especially since the other left-wing candidates whose names will also be proposed in this ballot have all refused to submit to it.

Salary Conference »

She said she wanted to convene a ” salary conference “and defend a government” who knows how to dialogue instead of moralizing and caporalizing » with a program based on the defense of young people, social justice or even ecology. His statement comes in a busy political weekend: his rival Anne Hidalgo not far in Villeurbanne, Valérie Pécresse in Greece on the control of migrants, video of Marine Le Pen at the Louvre, Eric Zemmour at Château-Thierry or even Jean-Luc Melenchon in Nantes.

Christiane Taubira: “I am a candidate for the presidency of the Republic”

François Hollande’s former Keeper of the Seals, known in particular for the law recognizing slavery as a crime against humanity and his fight for the opening of marriage to homosexual couples, thus puts an end to the expectation that she had aroused among some left-wing voters on December 17, by announcing “ to consider “to be a candidate, facing” the dead end from a fragmented left. Less than three months before the presidential election, can she succeed in forming the union that has so far failed, while some socialists still regard her as having contributed through her candidacy to the ousting of Lionel Jospin in the first round of the 2002 presidential? She only won 2.32% of the vote.

No breakthrough in the polls yet

Its entry into the arena a month ago has so far not led to any breakthrough in voting intentions, despite the popular fervor it enjoys on the ground. And his candidacy adds confusion to the division ” according to his detractors, while five other candidates are already in the running, without succeeding in imposing themselves: the Insoumis Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the ecologist Yannick Jadot, the socialist Anne Hidalgo, the communist Fabien Roussel and the cantor of the “coming up” from France Arnaud Montebourg, close to abandonment.

The ex-rebellious PS Christian Paul, who is campaigning alongside him, makes him, ” the bet “that in the month of February, “ whether the potential for enthusiasm translates into voting intention ” in the polls, “ several candidates will draw the consequences of the result of the primary “. Already strengthened by the support of the more than 80 committees that bear her name and created long before she launched into the battle, Christiane Taubira sees the arrival of “ every day people who come forward to participate “, of which ” well-known directors “says a relative. She didn’t no worries “No longer on sponsorships, assures his entourage. “ A number of left-wing elected officials, beyond the PRG, support his approach they say.

(with AFP)

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