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Presidential 2022. Popular primary: you have until Sunday evening to participate

Despite the disavowal of Anne Hidalgo, Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Yannick Jadot, the Popular Primary still hopes to federate the left. One objective for this citizens’ movement: to bring out a single candidacy from the citizens’ vote. Christiane Taubira has also conditioned her presence in the first round of the presidential election to her victory in this primary.

The vote will take place from January 27 to 30 electronically. The ballot is open to registered people: more than 352,000 have taken the plunge as of January 21, according to the movement’s website. And this number can still grow. You have until Sunday, January 23 before midnight to register and be able to vote.

Who can register?

All French people over the age of 16 can register on the site of the popular Primary. In order to secure the vote and ensure its reliability, the following are required: a mobile phone number, an individual email address and a French bank card imprint. Voting is free; a request for temporary authorization to debit one euro without debit will be made to verify the authenticity of the card. It is possible to register twice with a single credit card.

Who are the candidates?

Seven personalities will be put to the vote, including four headliners: the former Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira, the Insoumis Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the ecologist Yannick Jadot and the socialist Anne Hidalgo.

The winner of the popular Primary will then have to integrate into his program proposals from the popular Primary, such as the re-establishment of the ISF. But, at this stage, Christiane Taubira is the only major candidate to have agreed to submit to the results. The other three have announced that they will go through with it no matter what.

Alongside them are three unknown to the general public: MEP Pierre Larrouturou and two women from civil society – Anna Agueb-Porterie, an unlabeled environmental activist and Charlotte Marchandise, an expert in public health.

The candidacies of Fabien Roussel (PCF), Nathalie Arthaud (LO) and Philippe Poutou (NPA) were not retained by the Popular Primary, although they are declared presidential.

A vote… with mentions

The ballot, scheduled for January 27 to 30, will take place by “majority judgment” in one round. Entrants will be asked to award each of the seven entries one of the following five grades based on different themes: very good, good, fairly good, fair, unsatisfactory. An unprecedented voting method, which the Popular Primary justifies on its site: “We wish to participate in developments in our democracy, in particular to avoid having to “vote for the least bad”, “vote against” or even “vote useful “. »

“The successful candidate will be the one deemed the most deserving by the majority of the electorate, that is to say the one that obtains the best “majority” mention”, it is further explained.

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