One more to the left. The former Minister of Justice, Christiane Taubira, announced her candidacy this Saturday in Lyon. She said she wanted to respond to “anger” in the face of “social injustice” and said she wanted to convene a “conference on wages” and defend a government “which knows how to dialogue instead of moralizing and caporalizing”. The former presidential candidate of 2002 (2.32%) had chosen a militant rally for the union of the left, in the district of Croix-Rousse in Lyon, to formalize his candidacy. A symbolic choice in a nod to the Canuts, the former workers of this silk district. She said she wanted to commit because she “shares [votre] aspiration to another mode of government”, and placed as one of her main campaign axes, “the emancipation of youth”. At the same time, if she is elected, she would like an “income of 800 euros for five years ” for students and increase the minimum wage to 1400 euros net.

The former minister of François Hollande had to “talk about his vision of France, what the left can bring to France and what it can bring”, details Guillaume Lacroix, president of the Radical Left Party (PRG) , who supports it. Christiane Taubira has promised to submit to the citizens’ initiative of the popular primary, an “investiture” by left-wing voters, 120,000 registered to vote, whatever the result. Even if her supporters pretend to believe that nothing is won, she is the favorite of this consultation, especially since the other left-wing candidates whose names will also be proposed in this ballot on Saturday have all refused to submit to it. , Anne Hidalgo (PS) in the lead. The mayor of Paris must also speak at the beginning of the afternoon to react to the declaration of Ms. Taubira, who will be the guest of the 8 p.m. news from France 2.

Valérie Pécresse in Greece

Less than three months from the first round, candidates from all sides are multiplying their trips this weekend. Valérie Pécresse (LR) continues her trip to Greece where she visited the closed center for migrants in Samos on Saturday, supervised by Eric Ciotti and Michel Barnier. “We cannot have a sieve Europe”, affirmed Valérie Pécresse, supporting the idea of ​​“physical borders” of the European Union, “including with barbed wire” in the event of “migratory blackmail”, in allusion to Belarus . “We put the dust under the carpet” concerning immigration, she said. She also denounced from Athens “threats” from Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev after his trip to Armenia in December, saying that they did not “intimidate” him. Her lawyer, Me Thibault de Montbrial, announced to AFP the intention of the candidate to file a complaint on Saturday in Paris for “death threats”, although international law protects heads of state in office against legal proceedings. .

The far-right candidate Eric Zemmour, who pleaded on Friday for the return of a school “of the past”, “of authority” and “iron discipline” during a trip to Saint-Quentin (Aisne ), must for his part face a new controversy after he defended to welcome children with disabilities in “specialized establishments”, rather than in classes with other students, deploring “the obsession with ‘inclusion”. The leader of LR deputies, Damien Abad, described on Twitter these remarks on students with disabilities as “scandalous”, evoking “segregation”, joined by the Secretary of State for People with Disabilities, Sophie Cluzel, who judged the exit of the former polemicist “pitiful”.

The other candidates in the field

Eric Zemmour must continue his journey in the Aisne on Saturday in Villers-Cotterêts for a visit to the construction site of the castle, before a trip to Château-Thierry. Marine Le Pen (RN) must post a campaign clip shot at the Louvre at midday, where Emmanuel Macron celebrated his victory against her in 2017, with the hope of rekindling his duel against the outgoing president. In the majority, the time is not yet for the candidacy of the president, but for the relief of the second reading vote in the National Assembly of the law on the vaccine pass.

The Senate must complete the examination this weekend, and, “depending on whether or not there is referral to the Constitutional Council”, the entry into force will be “a few days late” on the planned schedule, i.e. here a week to ten days, commented Friday evening Jean Castex in an interview with Nice-Matin. The presidential majority also intends to occupy the militant field: “a vast mobilization operation on the theme of Europe, one of the major markers of political action since 2017″ must begin on Saturday, with the placarding of 80,000 posters calling for ” Change Europe to advance France”.


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