This candidacy announcement comes as all the opinion polls on voting intentions show the left being eliminated in the first round.
There are applications from people of great value, for whom I have respect and friendship. But I see the dead end, says Christiane Taubira in her message.
I always said that I would take my responsibilities; for this, I am considering being a candidate for the presidential election of the French Republic.
I will not be one more candidate, I will put all my strength into the last chances of the union, she added, giving
see you in mid-January.
The candidate supported by the Socialist Party (PS), Anne Hidalgo, on December 8 called for the organization of a primary, quickly rejected by her main rivals on the left, the environmentalist Yannick Jadot, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, supported by rebellious France (LFI), and the communist Fabien Roussel.
At the same time, the initiative of the
popular primary, launched by left activists
in order to designate the personality most able to carry ecological, democratic and social values and to gather around him, claims to date nearly 300,000 registrations for an online ballot scheduled for January 27-30. Christiane Taubira, 69, was a candidate for the Left Radical Party (PRG) in the 2002 presidential election, in which she won 2.32% of the votes cast in the first round.
Become Minister of Justice after the election of François Hollande to the Élysée Palace in 2012, she notably piloted the bill opening marriage to same-sex couples. She has since remained one of the most popular left-wing figures in French opinion.
According to a recent investigation by the Odoxa institute, she is judged, on the left,
the most competent, convincing and close to the French.