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Anne Hidalgo, elected candidate of the Socialist Party for the French presidential elections of 2022

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

The PS has closed this Thursday an internal vote that with 90 percent scrutinized gives Hidalgo, who was already the favorite, more than 72 percent of the votes, beating his rival, Le Mans alderman, Stéphane Le Foll, as reported by the first secretary of training, Olivier Faure, picks up the French newspaper ‘Le Parisien’.

Hidalgo, who announced her intention to run as a candidate for the Presidency of France a month ago and brings together only between 4 and 7 percent of voting intentions, according to polls, thanked the PS after knowing the results.

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

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

The official investiture of Hidalgo will take place on October 23 at a ceremony in the French city of Lille.

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

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