The PS mayor of Marseille, Benoît Payan, announced that he will support the winner of the popular Primary on the left, in an interview Thursday on the newspaper’s website Release, and urged presidential candidates, including socialist Anne Hidalgo, to unite.
Asked about his possible support for the candidate of his party, the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of the second city of France indicated that he will give his “sponsorship to the woman or the man” who will be “out of majority” of the primary.
Imminent candidacy of Taubira
Only Christiane Taubira, the former socialist Keeper of the Seals, who should formalize her candidacy on Saturday, announced her participation in this Primary, to which Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of the Insoumis, or Yannick Jadot, the environmental candidate, have always refused to register.
Noting the refusal of the EELV candidate to participate in the citizens’ initiative of the Popular Primary, scheduled for January 27 to 30, Anne Hidalgo finally gave up the idea of getting involved. “You can’t say, I go to primary school on Mondays and on Thursdays I don’t go there because there aren’t the friends I want. You have to be consistent, ”said Benoît Payan to Release.