She had already let her interest in senatorial elections slip away. It turned this Saturday into a declaration of candidacy. Ségolène Royal will lead a “citizen list” in the senatorial elections for French people living abroad, postponed to September due to the health crisis, the former presidential candidate told AFP on Saturday.
“I’m going to drive a citizen list which transcends the right / left divides, ”said the former presidential candidate. The president of the NGO Désirs d’avenir pour la planet did not ask for the inauguration of the PS but will nonetheless be “attached to the socialist group of the Senate”.
Number two on his list will be Mehdi Benlahcen, PS president of the Solidarity and Ecology group (bringing together many elected socialists, environmentalists and various left) at the Assembly of French Abroad.
Ségolène Royal said she made her decision because of the decision of Claudine Lepage, current PS senator for the French outside France, not to stand for re-election.
The senatorial elections took place in September 2020, but due to the health crisis, the election of the six senators of French people living outside France was postponed for a year.