The “envisaged” candidate for the presidential election Christiane Taubira announced this Sunday that she would submit to the result of the Popular Primary, a citizens’ initiative scheduled for January 27 to 30, of which she will accept “the verdict”.
“I accept the risk of democracy. I will accept the verdict of the Popular Primary “,” last chance of a possible union of the left “, declared the former minister of François Hollande from a market in Bondy (Seine-Saint-Denis).
After having considered a primary where the candidates engage, the collective of the Popular Primary has changed course in the face of the refusal of several candidates, by providing for a “popular nomination”, a vote of its several hundred thousand registered on the internet. .
I invite other leftist and environmental candidates to do the same
“It is the most beautiful of legitimacy,” said Christiane Taubira, a prestigious figure with some voters, but whose entry into the arena in December has so far not sparked a breakthrough in the polls.
“I invite the other candidates of the left and environmentalists to do the same”, that is to say accept the “verdict”, she said.
“There is nothing to fear from the voters of the Popular Primary, who are enamored of all justice”, she added, insisting: “So we have to accept this risk, for my part I accept it. “.
“When it’s no, it’s no”
But the other left-wing candidates remain opposed to this idea of the primary. “When it’s no, it’s no. I come from a citizen primary ”, reacted this Sunday Yannick Jadot. “The primary does not concern me,” reiterated Jean-Luc Mélenchon, for whom “90 days before a presidential election, the time has passed to hold conferences”.
For his part, Fabien Roussel (PCF) underlined: “Christiane Taubira has chosen to be one more candidate. What matters is not the application, it’s the program! “
A left still so fragmented
Socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo acknowledged on Saturday the failure “for the moment” of her proposal for a primary in the absence of the commitment of the other candidates, the rebellious Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the ecologist Yannick Jadot, the cantor of the “Remontada” Arnaud Montebourg and the communist Fabien Roussel.
The left is fragmented into five main candidates, and none of them are able to compete in the polls with the rights and Emmanuel Macron.
By her statement on Sunday, Christiane Taubira calls on “citizens who want change to move to kick the buttocks of those” who refuse the union, by registering for the vote at the end of January, explained his entourage .