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“For the moment, I am not a candidate”: François Hollande enigmatic on the rest of the campaign


The former President of the Republic was speaking in the context of a televised meeting with high school students. And announces an upcoming speech.

It's a sequence that will probably not go unnoticed in the next few hours.

In a subject of France 3 broadcast Sunday evening which organized a meeting between François Hollande and high school students, the former President of the Republic pours out on the political situation of the left, whose bloc does not exceed 25% in the polls.

The socialist says it without nuance:

"It's not going well"

for his camp.

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While remaining mysterious about the follow-up he intends to give to the campaign, François Hollande indicates that he is “

not yet a candidate.

Faced with the proliferation of contenders on the left, the former president secretary of the PS wonders about the usefulness of one more candidacy.

I have the same ideas as before so I continue to defend them

”, he develops before adding that “

a former president can redo politics and, it happened, be a candidate for the presidential election.

François Hollande refers to his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy who, after his defeat in 2012, had cleverly maintained the mystery of his intentions before returning to politics. And to stand for the presidential election via the right-wing primary that he had lost curtly in 2016.

Asked about a possible entry into the presidential race, the former president gives an appointment: “

I will in any case speak soon.

In an interview with

Le Parisien

in October, François Hollande mocked the left:

“All the candidacies are Lilliputian. They engage in battles as picrocholine as they are microscopic.”

And had remained evasive about his presidential desire.

"There is a candidacy today for the Socialist Party and it is that of Anne Hidalgo,"

he said at the time. In a secret poll revealed by

Le Figaro

, François Hollande was only credited with 2% of voting intentions. The same score more or less than Anne Hidalgo for a few weeks.

Source: lefigaro

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