Former French minister launches candidacy to unite left against Macron

Former French Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira makes the official launch of her candidacy for the presidency, on January 15, 2022, in the Croix-Rousse district of Lyon – AFP

Former French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira has officially launched herself as a candidate in the April presidential elections, with the ambitious aim of uniting a very fragmented left, where there are already other candidates to try to dethrone Emmanuel Macron.

The announcement was made this Saturday (15), in Lyon, central France.

In the speech to launch his candidacy, Taubira said he wanted to respond to “anger” and “social injustices” and defend a government “that knows how to dialogue, instead of giving moral lessons”.

“And we will do it together, because we are capable of it,” he added.

Minister of former socialist president François Hollande, Taubira, 69, was born in French Guiana. She was a candidate in the 2002 presidential election, obtaining 2.3% of the votes.

She presents herself as a candidate within a citizens’ initiative that seeks to woo a unique candidate from the left. For this, primaries were called for the end of January.

Right now, three months before the first round of the presidential election in France, the reality is quite different. The left already has six candidates. And, although none exceeds 10% of voting intentions, there are no signs of any of them intending to join Taubira’s initiative.

Among the candidates on the left are the mayor of Paris, the socialist Anne Hidalgo; the leader of Unsubmissive France, Jean-Luc Melenchon; and environmentalist Yannick Jadot.

According to people closest to him, Taubira continues to arouse “fervor” among left-wing voters, disillusioned after Macron’s victory in 2017 and the collapse of traditional parties.

Macron has yet to officially declare himself a candidate, but polls indicate he would win the first round against the far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen, who is closely followed by the right-wing candidate, Valérie Pécresse.



know more

+ Andressa Urach asks for money on the internet: ‘Help me pay my card bill’

+ What is known about fluorone?
+ Trick to squeeze lemons becomes a craze on social media

+ IPVA 2022 SP: see how to consult and pay the tax
+ One twin became vegan, the other ate meat. Check the result
+ Reincarnation in history: an age-old belief
+ SP: Man dies standing, leaning against car, and scene scares residents on the coast

+ Horoscope: check today’s forecast for your sign

+ See which were the most stolen cars in SP in 2021
+ Expedition identifies giant squid responsible for ship sinking in 2011
+ Everything you need to know before buying a crockpot
+ US Agency warns: never wash raw chicken meat

Leave a Reply