The question of traveling by personal car "is a question of equality which arises for many French people (...) who have no other choice than to take the car to get around", especially in rural areas , defended Mr. Roussel invited to the 13H of TF1.

"I propose free driving licenses for those under 25, to be able to defend the right to mobility for all," he announced.

Fabien Roussel also offers owners of polluting vehicles a new conversion bonus applicable to used cars, and up to 10,000 euros.

"I want to fight against pollution, because it is harmful to health, but without hitting the working classes, without hitting the working class, the middle classes", insisted the PCF candidate, who claims to embody a "popular left" in the presidential campaign.

Purchasing power and work will be at the heart of Fabien Roussel's program, which is to be unveiled on Monday.

Mr. Roussel is credited Saturday with 2.5% of voting intentions in an Ipsos-Sopra Steria poll carried out for Le Monde, the Jean Jaurès Foundation and Cevipof.

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