Presidential: Arnaud Montebourg will announce his candidacy

Arnaud Montebourg will announce his candidacy for the presidential elections in April 2022 on September 4, during a speech in his hometown of Clamecy (Nièvre).

“The Covid crisis has raised French concerns about the issues it has focused on for nearly 20 years, including deglobalization, protecting our industries and our jobs, and the (willingness) to change from the hyper-presidency of the Fifth Republic, ”a member of the entourage of the former Minister of Economy informed AFP, confirming information from Liberation and the Journal de Saône-et-Loire.

The 58-year-old founder of the Engagement movement will detail his candidacy. According to his entourage, he “is the only one who can propose to the left to meet beyond the historical parties”, while Jean-Luc Mélenchon (LFI) is already a presidential candidate and the PS pushes the candidacy of Anne Hidalgo, while the The environmental primaries, in mid-September, should also see a candidate emerge.

The former Minister of Productive Recovery (2012-2014) does not want to go through a primary, “useless without the participation of Jean-Luc Mélenchon”, according to his entourage.

In June, the ex-socialist had advocated a “mixed policy” because, according to him, “the country is to the right in the regal, (and) to the left in the social and economic.”

Asked about the 500 sponsorships necessary to validate his candidacy, the former minister’s entourage indicated that he was “a non-subject.” “We are not concerned”, we assured. For financing, it will be “raised in due time.”

Arnaud Montebourg has already tried twice for the presidential elections of 2012 and 2017. He failed each time in the first round of the socialist primaries.

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