François Hollande candidate for the legislative elections in Corrèze below the banner of the New Popular Front “because the situation is serious” | EUROtoday

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Former President of the Republic François Hollande, in Bourges, April 26, 2024.

Former President of the Republic François Hollande created a shock on Saturday June 15 by saying his candidacy for the legislative elections within the first constituency of Corrèze, thus making his return to political life.

Speaking in Tulle within the afternoon, François Hollande justified his option to run by ” the danger “ what does the intense proper characterize, which “has never been so close to power”: “if I took this decision, it is because I felt that the situation was serious”. “In an exceptional situation, an exceptional decision”, he declared once more. He defined that he had three priorities: France, progress and Corrèze.

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If Mr. Hollande's entourage affirmed on Saturday morning that the previous head of state could be a candidate below the banner of the New Popular Front, the announcement appears to have taken the Socialist Party (PS) without warning.

” I did not know “mentioned within the afternoon the primary secretary of the PS, Olivier Faure, current within the Parisian demonstration towards the intense proper, whereas noting the candidacy of Mr. Hollande: “ All those who adhere to (the) project and who are ready to defend together the colors of this New Front are welcome, so I take note and I hope that it will carry out an active campaign.

“François Hollande declared this week that he recognized himself in the approach and project of the New Popular Front. Under these conditions, we take note of the choice of the Corrèze federation to invest in it”then wrote the PS on X. The former socialist deputy is thus invested on this constituency which had initially been allotted to the mayor of Tulles Bernard Combes.

“Pathetic” for Eric Dupond-Moretti

Thursday night, the previous head of state, who’s hated by a part of the novel left and maintains frosty relations with Mr. Faure, mentioned he “favorable” to unite on the left below the banner of the New Popular Front to dam the far proper.

He had pleaded, within the second spherical, for assist for the candidates greatest positioned to “avoid the extreme right”even when they’re “LR or the presidential majority”, defending a precept of “withdrawal” from the left if essential. “We must all show responsibility”, “we must do everything to ensure that the extreme right does not come to power in France”François Hollande insisted.

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The outgoing “rebellious” deputy François Ruffin, one of many architects of the New Popular Front, appeared circumspect concerning the concept of ​​Mr. Hollande being invested below this banner. “Can we believe that Mr. Hollande was converted overnight? That suddenly he is in favor of retirement at 60, that suddenly he is in favor of indexing wages to inflation? I doubt “he asked himself.

“What I am delighted about is that François Hollande intervened to say that he supported the union and the New Popular Front”reacted the final secretary of the CGT, Sophie Binet, on BFM-TV.


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The Minister of Justice, Eric Dupond-Moretti, joked about the candidacy of the former president, which he found ” pathetic “. “I suggest to Mr. Hollande to take Philippe Poutou [du Nouveau Parti anticapitaliste, candidat dans l’Aude] as a substitute, it will make a very nice team”he mocked.

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