The French Socialist Party on the Brink of Bankruptcy After the Presidential Election


With 2% of the vote, the mayor of Paris, the socialist Anne Hidalgo, signed the worst result in the history of the formation. The traditional right, headed by Valérie Pécresse, has also taken a major blow.

The first round of the French presidential election has almost literally erased the Socialist Party (PS) and the traditional right (LR) from the political map, showing their respective candidates Anne Hidalgo and Valérie Pécresse, both from Paris, have had the worst results in their history.

pecress, candidate from the moderate right counts until the last ballot to clarify whether they have the . fetches 5% of the votes (the legally established minimum for the state to reimburse the election costs), while the mayor of the capital, the socialist Anne Hidalgo has stayed in the two %according to forecasts of the first counted votes.

Hidalgo has been the least voted progressive optionfar behind the leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon (20%) and the environmentalist Yannik Jadot (5%).

A heavy blow to the party of the presidents François Mitterrand or François Hollande, which will now focus on the parliamentary elections in June, where they hope to achieve a worthy result to escape bankruptcy.

The party’s first secretary, Olivier Faure, whose support for Hidalgo was lukewarm during the campaign, has “historic” defeat and has called on the union of the left to “build together a pact of social and environmental justice.”

Their appeal to the vote for Macron, not to let the extreme right pass byalso assumes a tacit pact with the candidate who has taken much of his electorate, although they also lost votes on the left in favor of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who finished third in the first round.

Source: EITB


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