Christiane Taubira makes her candidacy official

And one more ! The former Keeper of the Seals, Christiane Taubira, formalized her presidential candidacy this Saturday in Lyon, adding to the many candidates on the left, claiming to want to respond to “anger” in the face of “social injustices”.

“I am a candidate for the presidency of the republic”, officially announced the former minister of François Hollande during a militant rally for the union of the left, in the district of Croix-Rousse in Lyon, a symbolic choice in a nod to the Canuts, the former workers of this silk district.

Submission to the popular primary

The former presidential candidate of 2002 (2.32%) promised to submit to the citizens’ initiative of the popular primary, an “investiture” by left-wing voters – 120,000 registered to vote -, whatever the result. She then unrolled an outline of her program, declaring in particular that she wanted to convene a “conference on salaries” and defend a government “which knows how to dialogue instead of moralizing and caporalizing”.

Even if her supporters pretend to believe that nothing is won, she is the favorite of the popular primary, especially since the other left-wing candidates whose names will also be proposed in this ballot this Saturday have all refused to submit to it, Anne Hidalgo (PS) in the lead. The mayor of Paris must also speak at the beginning of the afternoon to react to the declaration of Christiane Taubira, who will be the guest of the 8 p.m. news from France 2.

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