This time, he goes. Benoît Hamon, 49, will announce on Tuesday evening at 20 hours of his candidacy for France 2 primary held on 22 and 29 January by the Socialist Party and its allies. The former Minister of Education, which had supported Martine Aubry in 2011, launching the political season left, five days before the speech Arnaud Montebourg on Sunday in Frangy-en-Bresse, where it should, also, formalize his candidacy for 2017. Hamon will he, detailing the outline of his campaign in a speech on August 28 in Saint-Denis, which will conclude two days of “gathering” called “to win in 2017″
If the timing of this announcement. – in the summer – is surprising, Hamon candidacy was expected. By September 2015, the deputy warns in Humanity “yes” , “If there was to be a primary left, [it] does excluded [was] not to participate “. Then on April 8, on the eve of a national council of the PS, he ad executives to its current meeting in a gymnasium XIV th arrondissement, it does nothing forbidden for 2017 . Mid-June, once the principle of a primary left announced by the PS, Hamon “the fact of support tower” , reported a close, and set up “working groups” . In order not to leave Montebourg Mélenchon or occupy all the space to the left of Netherlands, the date to formalize his candidacy soon fixed: it will be after the final adoption of the labor law in late July
Everything is ready for an announcement before leaving to rest with family in the Pyrenees. But the attack in Nice July 14 forced him to postpone his nomination. On 22 July, he just published a video on his Facebook page, giving appointment at Saint-Denis. Meanwhile, relatives of the former Minister deposited at the prefecture of Hauts-de-Seine, as revealed the Sunday Journal , the statutes of its micro-party, called “the Benoît Hamon friends “and to collect the necessary funds for its future campaign. The former minister is going to get a place in a space already crowded to the left of Holland since the announcement by Jean-Christophe Cambadélis in Libération the organization of a primary, they are now four (Montebourg addition, there is the Senator from Paris Marie-Noëlle Lienemann and former labor inspector Gérard Filoche) to dream of a presidential inauguration.