Legislative: François Hollande finally launches into Corrèze without the investiture of the PS

15 June 2024 / Interviews

Corrèze – François Hollande, former President of the Republic and ex-mayor of Tulle, announced his candidacy for the legislative elections in his constituency of Corrèze. However, contrary to his statements, he did not receive the nomination from the Socialist Party (PS), according to an official party statement.

According to socialist sources cited by La Montagne, Hollande may have asked Bernard Combes, the Mayor of Tulle who received the investiture, to give way to him. However, the PS confirmed that the former president submitted his candidacy independently.

Thursday evening, François Hollande expressed his support for the union of left-wing parties under the banner of the “New Popular Front” to counter the rise of the far right. “The main thing is that unity takes place to block the extreme right,” he declared, emphasizing the danger represented by a possible takeover of power by the extreme right in France.

François Hollande, who has already been a deputy for Corrèze for four terms (1988-1993 and 1997-2012), as well as president of the General Council of the department (2008-2012) and mayor of Tulle (2001-2008), is launching again in the local political arena with the aim of preserving the values ​​of the left in the face of current challenges.