The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo (PS), declared herself “not in favor of a primary” to nominate a left-wing candidate for the presidential election of 2022, recalling that she would make her “decision” as to a candidacy ” in autumn “, in an interview with the JDD.
“I am not in favor of a primary. An American-style primary is aimed at the entire electorate. In France, it is not the same logic: it mobilizes especially the militants or the sympathizers ”, argues Anne Hidalgo.
As for her own ambitions, “in the fall, it will be the time to make a decision”, she considers, while the latest opinion studies only credit her – at best – with 10% of the intentions of vote, without qualifying for the second round.