The Socialist candidate for the presidency is the mayor of Paris

The mayor of Paris, Anne Indalgo, was nominated on Thursday by the members of the Socialist Party (Parti Socialiste, PS) for the party in the 2022 presidential elections, in view of which, however, only 4% to 7% of the voting intentions, according to opinion polls.

As the results showed with more than 90% of the ballots counted after the internal party vote, Ann Indalgo, the favorite of this internal party process, received more than 72%, clearly prevailing over her only opponent, who was the mayor of Man. (Western France), Stephane Lefort, announced the first secretary of the PS, Olivier For.

“Let us all mobilize for change (…) let’s go!”, Said Ms. Indalgo, addressing several dozen members of the PS and her supporters who had gathered in a pub in the French capital.

“I count the responsibility I bear,” the mayor of Paris continued. “I bear the colors of a government left,” which “assumes the exercise of power and responsibilities” it entails, he added.

Ann Indalgo, 62, has been mayor of Paris since 2014. She is from Andalusia (southern Spain). She immigrated to France with her parents at the age of two. She acquired French citizenship at the age of 14.

Her candidacy had secured the support of PS leaders for months, including Olivier For. But, six months before the election, his turnout seems alarmingly low.

There are now about thirty candidates for the presidency of France. But only a small fraction of them will secure the 500 required public statements of support from elected officials to attend.

President Emanuel Macron, apart from the shocking unexpected, will claim a second term. At this stage, the polls all want him to advance to the second round.

However, the remake of his confrontation in 2017 with the leader of the far right, Marin Lepen, which has long been considered the most likely version and would probably involve the election of Mr. Macron, can no longer be considered certain.

The game has changed the probable descent in the election of far-right journalist Eric Zemour, who, although he has not yet formalized his candidacy, surpasses Ms. Lepen in the most recent polls.

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