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Presidential Election 2022dossier
Eleven weeks before the first round of the presidential election, “Liberation” met the former Keeper of the Seals, who intends to validate his candidacy by the popular Primary. She claims the environmentalist label and highlights her thirty years of political life.
Thursday morning: Eric Plumer walks into a café in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. In the middle, he is nicknamed “Jaurès”. He walks slowly, glancing sideways. For many years, it was he who managed the security of the Socialist Party. The strong man knows all the heads (François Hollande, Martine Aubry, Benoît Hamon…) and the secrets. A sort of archive. He was fired by the roses at the start of the five-year term after a social plan. A trauma. Today, he is back in service: “Jaurès” will soon have a new story to tell. The presidential candidate – whom we did not see coming – walks behind him. After weeks of negotiations to obtain an interview, Christiane Taubira settles down in the back of the café and orders a tea. The former Keeper of the Seals has embarked on a complex (not to say impossible) mission: to bring together the left eleven weeks before the presidential election by relying on the popular Primary. A voting method forcefully rejected by Anne Hidalgo, Yannick Jadot and Jean-Luc Mélenchon. They all swear, one after the other, that the choice of 300,000 voters will not change the landscape. They will maintain their candidacy.…