Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced her candidacy for the 2022 presidential election during her visit to the city of Rouen.
Expressing that she is ready to be a candidate, Hidalgo said, “I am ready today. Therefore, humbly, aware of the seriousness of this moment, and to make our hopes the reality of our lives, I have decided to run for the presidency of France. I am a candidate to offer a future to our children.”
The French people will go to the polls on 10 and 24 April 2022 to elect their president for a 5-year term. Apart from Anne Hidalgo, 12 candidates have officially announced their candidacy for the presidential election. Candidates must collect 500 signatures from elected officials who support them to take part in the first round of elections on April 10.
Republican People’s Union leader François Asselineau, Mayor of the Hauts-de-France Region and former Minister Xavier Bertrand, far-right Party of National Unity leader Marine Le Pen, Stand Up France party leader Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, leader of the France Unyielding Movement Jean-Luc Mélenchon, People’s Road Party leader Jean-Frédéric Poisson, Nathalie Arthaud from the Labor Struggle Party, Jean Lassalle from the Resistance Party, Fabien Roussel, leader of the French Communist Party, Florian Philippot, leader of the Patriots Party, Philippe Pouton of the New Anti-Capitalist party, and left-wing Old Economy, Productive Improvement, and Digital Minister Arnaud Montebourg have officially announced their candidacy.
President Emmanuel Macron is expected to run again in the elections.