May 14, 2022

Arnaud Montebourg will announce the withdrawal of his candidacy, without joining another candidate

The singer of the “Comeback” Arnaud Montebourg will announce in the coming hours the withdrawal of his presidential candidacy, without joining another candidate.

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The cantor of the “Remontada” Arnaud Montebourg will announce in the coming hours the withdrawal of his presidential candidacy, learned Tuesday, January 18 franceinfo from sources close to the candidate, confirming information from 20 minutes. This withdrawal will take the form of a pre-recorded video broadcast on social networks on Wednesday.

The former Socialist Minister for Productive Recovery could only observe that “his proposals did not find the desired echo”, according to his campaign manager Mickaël Vallet. Credited with 1 to 3% of voting intentions in the polls, Arnaud Montebourg only had more difficulty finding the necessary funding for his campaign.

Not retained in the process of the popular Primary, he will not join a candidate either. “The discussions were not of sufficient quality, explains one of his relatives to franceinfo. Everyone defends their chapel.”

According to his entourage, Arnaud Montebourg indeed spoke at length about ten days ago with Anne Hidalgo and Jean-Luc Mélenchon then, more recently, with Fabien Roussel. Again on Monday, he was waiting for discussions with Christiane Taubira to continue, without success. “This demonstrates the bankruptcy of the left”, summarizes one of his lieutenants.

After two first attempts at the PS primaries in 2012 and 2017, the former Minister of Productive Recovery of François Hollande had this time launched without the support of a party, in September 2021, presenting himself as the candidate of the ” Ascent from France”.

Arnaud Montebourg then had “offered his candidacy” at “a common project”, December 8. Arnaud Montebourg’s campaign had been marked by controversial remarks in favor of a possible blocking of private money transfers to countries which refuse to accept their nationals subject to a deportation order.