May 24, 2022

Arnaud Montebourg withdraws his candidacy for the presidential election

In November 2021, Arnaud Montebourg had decided not to end his campaign. Two months after announcing his candidacy, his proposal to suspend financial flows to countries that refuse to accept their nationals expelled from France had triggered a barrage of criticism on the left, to the point of dividing his team and destabilizing his presidential ambition.

On Wednesday January 19, the former minister for productive recovery finally gave up, withdrawing his candidacy in a video posted on Twitter, at the end of the morning, while Emmanuel Macron spoke in front of the European Parliament. The failure of his calls for a rally on the left, which he had expressed the wish to breathe new life into his campaign, prompted him to go no further.

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“I believe it is useless and hopeless to add disorder to the confusion of too many applications. And in my soul and conscience, I do not wish to participate in the devaluation of the democracy that we need to build the future., says Arnaud Montebourg in this video, shot on the archaeological site of Bibracte, at the foot of Mont Beuvray, straddling the Nièvre and the Saône-et-Loire.

His ideas “unfortunately were not heard”

The lack of union, despite his appeals, makes him say that his ideas ” had certainly become strangers to [sa] own political family. He then lists the main axes of his programme: reindustrialisation, the exit from oil with a large share given to nuclear power in the energy mix, aid for “return to the land to help the French leave the metropolises”, an uncompromising secularism, “as well as a demanding immigration policy in which integration is a duty, for us and for those we decide to welcome”… These ideas “unfortunately were not heard”, deplores Arnaud Montebourg.

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“This is why I have decided not to support any candidate, since these prospects drawn up for the country are not shared”, ends the former minister. He had discussed, lately, with Christiane Taubira and the communist Fabien Roussel, but the negotiations did not succeed. “Long live the Republic, long live France!” And see you soon ! », he finally greets.

The World with AFP