A first candidate officially on the starting line. According to her entourage, Anne Hidalgo has already gathered the 500 signatures of elected officials necessary to be able to stand for the presidential election. Of the forty or so personalities who have expressed their interest in the 2022 election, she is the only one to have taken this first step to date. "
It's not a huge surprise, because the territorial structuring of the Socialists means that we have a lot of local elected officials
", affirms to
Emma Rafowicz, coordinator of the campaign in charge of youth, confirming information from France Info. "
This proves once again that there is a territorial network which corresponds to the mobilization it carries
", Adds one from the same source, adding that"
the idea is from now on to continue to go in the territories
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Recently launched in a vast "
tour de France
", Anne Hidalgo seeks to silence the bad figures of the polls, which never give her more than 5% of voting intentions in the first round - less than the minimum threshold to be have campaign expenses reimbursed.
“Don't get the election stolen from you.
It's so easy to say that the gambles are made, ”
hammered the candidate during a meeting in Saint-Étienne (Loire) last Wednesday.
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We are happy that Anne Hidalgo has her 500 signatures, but it is astonishing that she is proud of it, given the number of elected officials that the Socialist Party has on the ground
", one retorts in the 'team of Yannick Jadot, environmental candidate for the presidential election, a time expected to make an alliance with the socialist. “
For the Greens, it is a subject of work but not a subject of concern. We have 350 elected today. However in 2017, we had the 500 signatures even though we had a hundred less elected,
”adds with confidence the entourage of the ecologist, even if the latter had ended up lining up behind the PS candidacy of Benoît Hamon at the time.
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For the other contenders for the presidential election who do not have a sufficiently substantial territorial anchoring, the gathering of these precious signatures is proving more difficult.
This is particularly the case for "small" movements such as the Animal Party.
But this could also concern the nationalist camp, where one fears that the multiplication of the candidatures could create a traffic jam of sponsorships.