Paris PS mayor Anne Hidalgo said she was “very afraid of the outcome” of a duel between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen in 2022, Friday in Nancy, the first stage of the Tour de France that she intends to lead to “take part “to the presidential campaign.
Received by the mayor PS of Nancy Mathieu Klein with whom she met caregivers at the central hospital of Nancy, before an exchange with the students weakened by the health crisis, the mayor of the capital laid the groundwork for a possible application at the end of the summer.
“I want to take my part, this is not a declaration of candidacy,” she said during a press point at Nancy town hall. “I knew that by being re-elected” mayor of Paris in 2020, “there would undoubtedly be something to do, in order to speak out, try to bring together women and men who want another option that the duel that we are announced. “
Two-thirds of French people consider a Macron-Le Pen duel likely in 2022 but do not want it, according to an Ifop poll for Le Figaro published ten days earlier.
“I am very afraid of the outcome of this duel and I do not at all want our country to experience the chaos it would experience if the far right came to power,” said Ms. Hidalgo.
“I don’t want that and I think the best way to avoid it is to make sure that the democratic debate can be done respectfully. And this time of debate, it must take place with the French, everywhere in the territory, “she added to justify her future trips to the provinces.
“My place, my modest place, is to go and meet and discuss with elected officials, associations, trade unions to build together. This Tour de France is also a way of highlighting the extraordinary things that are being done everywhere” during the health crisis, insisted the elected.
Anne Hidalgo, who would get 16% of the vote in the first round if she was supported by environmentalists, according to an Ipsos-Sopra Steria survey for Obs and France Info, is preparing in particular a trip to Bordeaux, a big take by the Greens in the last municipal elections.