The formalization of Anne Hidalgo’s candidacy for the 2022 presidential election has necessarily been emulated in French politics. Olivier Faure, First Secretary of the Socialist Party wrote on Twitter as follows: “Dear Anne Hidalgo, I know your determination and your courage. It will take some to lead this country on the path of an ecological and social Republic. I greet the candidate and I already hope for the president. “
For Nathalie Le Meur, member of the Rouen Respire association, “Anne Hidalgo has made Paris a city turned towards ecology and we hope that it will make of France a country also turned towards ecology, with an improvement of industrial safety ”, referring to the fire that took place at the Lubrizol plant.
The right is already attacking
On the right, the president of the Ile-de-France region Valérie Pécresse, competing on the right for 2022, judged on BFMTV “legitimate” the candidacy of Anne Hidalgo but sent back to back the “socialist party, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen ”for their“ intoxication of public spending ”.
The now number one of the National Gathering Jordan Bardella, mocked him the candidacy of Anne Hidalgo who “transformed the districts of our capital into wasteland”, echoing a handful of demonstrators who, kept at a distance, brandished during his speech a sign “Paris today, tomorrow France. Stop the rampage ”, referring to the campaign denouncing the work in the capital.
Determinism in the fall
Jordan Bardella was speaking in Fréjus after the political back-to-school speech of another contender for the Elysee: Marine le Pen. Anne Hidalgo is currently credited with 7 to 9% of the votes according to the polls, “but it is from today that everything begins”, estimates Mathieu Klein, the mayor of Nancy (PS).
According to Senator PS Rémi Féraud, “it is the fall which will determine which candidate will carry a dynamic” in the face of the multiplication of contenders on the left, including Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the ex-socialist Arnaud Montebourg, the communist Fabien Roussel and the candidate from the environmentalist primary at the end of September.