After his hunger strike for the regularization of his Guinean apprentice, then his humanitarian convoy to Ukraine, Stéphane Ravacley embarked on politics.

The famous baker from Besançon announced this Saturday that he would be a candidate for the legislative elections of June 12 and 19.

“Many of us are disappointed by the first round of the presidential election, and we cannot sit idly by,” the 50-year-old, a novice in politics, told the press to justify his candidacy.

“It is high time to have representatives who look like us.

I am presenting myself to propose to you to elect, for the first time, a baker to the Assembly ”, continued the one who will present himself in the second constituency of Doubs, currently held by the deputy LREM Eric Alauzet.

“I want the addition of the lefts”

Stéphane Ravacley called on the Socialist Party, Europe-Ecologie Les Verts, La France Insoumise and the Communist Party to support him.

"I want the addition of the lefts," he said.

The Socialist Party, through Nabia Hakkar-Boyer, PS regional councilor for Franche Comté, has already said it is “very committed” to supporting his candidacy.

Discussions have also been initiated with environmentalists.

As we have said, Stéphane Ravacley led a ten-day hunger strike in January 2021 to protest against the possible expulsion of his Guinean apprentice, Laye Fodé Traoré, an unaccompanied minor who had not obtained a residence permit at his majority.

The situation of the young man had finally been regularized by the prefecture of Haute-Saône.

Then in February, the day after the Russian offensive in Ukraine, the baker once again distinguished himself by launching an appeal for donations to help Ukrainians.

He had thus collected more than 200 cubic meters of equipment and foodstuffs, conveyed by 15 trucks to Ukraine.


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Besançon: After a hunger strike by his boss, a Guinean apprentice baker regularized

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