Discussions are underway with a view to a possible rallying of the candidate of the "Remontada of France" Arnaud Montebourg to the probable future candidate Christiane Taubira, AFP learned from the teams of the two concerned.

Senator Mickaël Vallet, spokesperson for Arnaud Montebourg, however stressed on Tuesday evening that his candidate "absolutely did not favor the Taubira track", the discussions being also good with the Communist Fabien Roussel.

"In the same logic of applying for a union and a common project"

“It is true that it is easier with her than with others, they are in the same logic of candidacy for union and common project.

They met ", he continued, adding:" But it is not a question of time, there is a fight to be carried out with the others too ".

Mickaël Vallet noted several subjects of "disagreement" with Christiane Taubira, in particular "nuclear and Europe".

"But they know each other well, the discussion is lighter than with others."

Arnaud Montebourg, former Minister of the Economy and Productive Recovery of François Hollande, launched in the presidential campaign in early September, revolves around 1% to 2% of voting intentions, 89 days before the election. 

The formalization of Taubira's candidacy expected this weekend?

On the side of Christiane Taubira, it is confirmed that there are "real discussions with Arnaud Montebourg" concerning a potential rallying. At the beginning of December, Arnaud Montebourg had called for “the unification of forces around a common candidate” on the left for the presidential election, saying he was “ready to offer his candidacy for a common project and candidate”.

The former Minister of Justice of François Hollande Christiane Taubira, who announced in mid-December "to consider" her candidacy for the presidential election of April 2022, specified on Sunday that she would submit to the result of the Popular Primary, a citizens' investiture initiative, which will be held from January 27 to 30, and has already registered 110,000 registrations to vote.

She should formalize her presidential candidacy this weekend, perhaps during a trip.

If she presents herself, she will be in direct competition with the PS candidate Anne Hidalgo who has not closed the door to the recognition of "the popular nomination", but on the condition that the environmental candidate Yannick Jadot does the same.


Presidential 2022: Christiane Taubira announces that she will submit to the result of the Popular Primary


Presidential 2022: On the left, a campaign where fists are counted

  • Christiane Taubira

  • Presidential election 2022

  • Arnaud Montebourg

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