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Candidate in Corrèze, François Hollande returns to the electoral marketing campaign and assures that he has “no scores to settle”

Shake palms, smile for photographs, drink a chilly beer… François Hollande returned to the electoral marketing campaign on Saturday by strolling by way of the streets of Tulle and Ussel, in Corrèze, the place he’s a candidate within the subsequent legislative elections. Member of Parliament 1D constituency of the division from 1988 to 1993 then from 1997 to 2012 earlier than being elected president, the socialist is operating this 12 months underneath the banner of the New Popular Front (NFP) towards 4 personalities who have been already all candidates in 2022: the outgoing deputy , Francis Dubois (Les Républicains), Maitey Pouget (National Rally), Gilles Oguinena (Reconquest!) and Marie-Thérèse Coinaud (Worker Struggle).

“He was president, what’s the best?” But the reception is optimistic, he’s the king of selfies. We really feel an adhesion”, needs to imagine his deputy Philippe Brugère, mayor of Meymac. For his half, his predominant opponent, Francis Dubois, identified to Agence France-Presse (AFP) the massive ideological hole between the socialist and his allies, notably “rebellious”. “We have a social democratic individual, who allies himself with [Jean-Luc] Mélenchon who wants chaos, revolution, obscurantism”declared the candidate dubbed by the Macronist camp, believing that “this is all that citizens vomit from a politician”.

In an interview with Agence France-Presse (AFP), François Hollande responded that he “heard” criticism of his alliance with the NFP, which incorporates many politicians who opposed his insurance policies when he was president, described on the time as ” rebels “. “I place myself within the framework of a union, because it must be done, but without any form of confusion”he assured. “I think that moreover, at this moment, Jean-Luc Mélenchon should rather be discreet, because he must still measure the degree of hostility on his person, at least on his expressions. His silence, his withdrawal would undoubtedly be desirable for many candidates, including La France insoumise”he added.

Asked about his want to “revenge” dealing with Emmanuel Macron, who was the deputy secretary basic of his cupboard on the Elysée from 2012 to 2014 earlier than he named him minister of the financial system (2014-2016), François Hollande assured that it was neither his feeling nor his motivation. “I think it was Edouard Philippe who summed up the situation best, that is to say that Macronism is over. If it ever existed, but it's over, I say it without particular hostility. I have no score to settle. No way. All that has passed”he instructed AFP.

The socialist, who accuses his successor of getting “damaged” events and “public spirit”additionally promised that he had not ” none “ ambition behind: “I was already president, why become a deputy again? There is no presidential election. What would be the point? »he questioned, recognizing however that, if he were elected, he would not be “a deputy like the others”.

Former President François Hollande, candidate for the New Popular Front in the first constituency of Corrèze, poses for a photo in Ussel, with his wife, actress Julie Gayet.