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World "We can win": Socialist activists want to believe in the chances of Hidalgo

11:40  23 october  2021
11:40  23 october  2021 Source:   europe1.fr

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Alors qu'elle reste à la traîne dans les sondages, Anne Hidalgo doit être officiellement investie par le Parti socialiste pour la présidentielle, samedi, à Lille. L'occasion pour la maire de Paris d'enfin faire décoller sa campagne. De leur côté, les militants assurent y croire encore. © Thomas Coex / AFP while it remains lagging behind in the surveys, Anne Hidalgo must be officially invested by the Socialist Party for the presidential, Saturday, Lille. The opportunity for the Mayor of Paris to finally take off his campaign. For their part, activists ensure it again.

Will this family meeting allow to finally launch Anne Hidalgo ? The Mayor of Paris, candidate for the presidential election of 2022, is expected Saturday in Lille for a first meeting in which she must be officially invested by the Socialist Party. The opportunity for her to give a new impetus to his campaign, while she remains lagging behind in the polls, with stagnant voting intentions around 4 to 7%. But in the city of Martine Aubry, socialist activists want to believe in his chances.

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"I think the French will understand that it is not that Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, but that it has a real project that will address the purchasing power, the question of wages, health, the Question of the school, the concrete daily of the French ", thus explains Margaux in Europe 1.

" We are in combat "

today, and despite the 5% of voting intentions, no question for Baptiste to drop the flag Before the battle. "I wish to cease to believe that it is already lost, and we stop fighting to get the best place in the cemetery", is it. "No, the stakes, is rather to say that we are in combat, that we can win this presidential election, provided that we are faithful to what we are."

Besides, Rémi, responsible for young socialists, is waiting for one thing: to truly start the field campaign. "We have things to say to the French and the French. We will be on the ground. We will go to meet all and all, in the streets, in the streets, at the exit of the universities, to pass our messages To also discuss, exchange and thus convince, give hope, "he says. Hoping that the candidate will convince the skeptics, starting with those within his own family.

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