Saturday, May 21

Presidential 2022: Anne Hidalgo relaunches her campaign in Aubervilliers

The candidate of the Socialist Party, Anne Hidalgo, held this Saturday, January 22, her first big meeting in the Paris region in Aubervilliers, in Seine-Saint-Denis (93). The opportunity for her to relaunch her campaign in a known and acquired ground on the left, at the gates of the capital.

The meeting was given at 2 p.m. at the Magasins Généraux, located just next to the Porte d’Aubervilliers (93), in support of the candidate Anne Hidalgo. About a thousand people were present at this event organized in a department led by the socialist Stéphane Troussel, whom the mayor of Paris knows well.

The latter therefore spoke to an assembly committed to her cause, while her campaign is struggling to take off. “In your dreams !”. It is with these words that the socialist candidate responded to the “prophets of doom” who would like her to “resign herself to the difficulty” of the presidential campaign and give up. Struggling in the polls, which give her between 2% and 4% of voting intentions, Anne Hidalgo went on the offensive, faced with “an incredible coalition (which) has come together to declare this election played out. move on,” she explained.

“They all got into it, to push us aside (…) and whistle the end of the match even before kick-off”, she denounced, evoking “their dream” of an “election without socialists”. According to her, “to the vindictive chorus of the conservatives, the voices of a part of the left have joined, which claims to be fighting the right but above all dreams of the disappearance of social democracy”, an accusation already made against the rebellious France of Jean-Luc Melenchon.

Restore the image of the party

Faced with “conservatives of all stripes” and “populists of all feathers”, she endeavored to restore the image of her party, defending “those socialists who have beaten them so often, (…), dare to lead the reforms they hate, (…) dare to want to govern, dare to extend the rights of the exploited, (…) to fight against the aberrations of the market society, against the mortal threats which weigh on our planet and its biodiversity “.

She recalled the major reforms carried out by the PS, from the abolition of the death penalty to 35 hours and the fifth week of leave, through “minimum income”, marriage for all or even the agreement of Paris on the climate. “So are we going to give in? (…) Are we going to let our France sink into the throes of an ever more violent liberalism with the middle classes and the working classes, with the youth, or sink into a deadly national-populism? “Never,” she shouted.

“The speech is better, more constructed, more fluid, more determined and less played”, reacted to CNEWS, an elected PS present in Aubervilliers. “But at 3%, she remains inaudible, no matter what she offers when the incarnation does not take”, he specified.

“a political calendar”

This Friday, January 21, in a context where the left is fragmented on all sides, the socialist candidate also said she was “very shocked” by a video broadcast by the organizers of the popular primary.

She explains that this primary aims to block her candidacy, as well as those of Yannick Jadot (EELV) and Jean-Luc Mélenchon (LFI). “I will disregard [du résultat de ce vote, ndlr]“, she added, while this internal mini-election must be held from January 27 to 30.

Anne Hidalgo also denounced on Franceinfo a “political calendar” of the government which “announces automatic relief measures” after having put everyone “in stress” during the vote on the pass in the Assembly at the beginning of January. But, “good news” she assured: “perhaps, finally, this presidential election will be able to take place in a setting where the health crisis will not hinder the meeting with the French and where the power in place will not will not instrumentalize it to make of it something that puts political life under the extinguisher”.

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