Arnaud Montebourg is preparing to throw in the towel and will announce the withdrawal of his candidacy for the presidential election, confirmed several sources close to the candidate.
The former Minister of Productive Recovery of François Hollande should make the announcement in “a video published on social networks within forty-eight hours”, according to 20 Minutes, which revealed the information.
The candidate of the Remontada, credited with 1% in the OpinionWay survey for Les Echos and Radio Classique published today, should however not announce rallying to another left-wing candidate, neither to Christine Taubira nor to Fabien Roussel, as had been advanced last week.
Negotiations initiated for several days with the communist Fabien Roussel and Christiane Taubira have yielded nothing and this in a “definitive” way, said these sources.
Difficult quest for sponsorships
“He does not have his 500 sponsorships, he does not have the money to carry out a campaign and above all the polls have never taken off”, justified, as of last week, our colleagues from the Journal de Saône-et-Loire by advancing the expected withdrawal of the former deputy of Saône-et-Loire.
It was the third time that Arnaud Montebourg entered the presidential election. In 2012 and 2017, he participated in the Socialist Party primaries and came third.