Anne Hidalgo, elected candidate of the Socialist Party for the presidential elections of France

Anne Hidalgo, elected candidate of the Socialist Party of France.  (EFE)

Anne Hidalgo, elected candidate of the Socialist Party of France. (EFE)

The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has been chosen this Thursday as candidate of the Socialist Party (PS) for elections presidential elections of France in 2022, according to preliminary results disseminated by training.

The PS has closed this Thursday an internal vote that with 90% scrutinized grants the socialist of Cadiz origin, who was already the favorite, more than 72% of the votes, beating his rival, the Le Mans alderman, Stéphane Le Foll, as reported by the first secretary of the formation, Olivier Faure, collects the French newspaper ‘Le Parisien’ .

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Hidalgo, who announced his intention to introduce himself as candidate for the Presidency of France a month ago and agglutinates only between a 4 and 7% of the voting intentions, according to surveys, he thanked the PS after learning the results.

In an intervention in front of supporters, he stressed that “everyone has mobilized to prepare for change” and she has affirmed to feel “proud” for “wearing the colors of the party”, which had previously shown her support.

“Tonight, throughout France, the presidential campaign begins, bringing together all the militant socialist forces and the thousands of local elected officials mobilized to prepare for the alternation. Let’s go together!”, He also wrote on his Twitter profile.

The official investiture of Hidalgo will take place next October 23 at an event in the French city of Lille.

The main endorsement of the mayor are the more than seven years that he has been in charge of the Paris City Council, from where it has promoted a change of political paradigm that he now wants to take to the Elysee. Nevertheless, polls do not leave her in a good place, although the party he represents will seek to unite with other forces on the French left.

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