The mayor of Paris and newly elected socialist candidate for the French presidential elections of 2022, Anne Hidalgo, has affirmed this Friday that, faced with this challenge, aims to “learn and take energy” from Pedro Sanchez, whom he has considered an example for European progressivism.
Hours after being elected a socialist candidate, Hidalgo has traveled to Valencia to participate in the 40th Federal Congress of the PSOE and, at a press conference, stressed that her objective is to convince that the progressive, social democratic and ecological model of Sánchez “is the model of the future of France and of all Europe“.
Hidalgo, born in San Fernando (Cádiz), has stressed that what is happening in Spain with the presidency of Sánchez “is very interesting and gives a lot of encouragement to the French socialists and progressives across Europe. ”
“I am here to learn, take courage and energy and take it to my country,” said the socialist candidate for the presidential elections in France
Specific, has highlighted the actions to face climate and digital change as well as solidarity policies.
“I am here to learn, take courage and energy and take it to my country“, she added before recalling that on Thursday night she was appointed official candidate for the Presidency of the French Republic.
He has assumed that his starting position before these elections is very different from that of the PSOE in Spain (the polls give him little chance of success in the elections), but he has stressed that the Spanish socialists have also gone through bad stages.
“And you also learn from how they have been overcome,” stressed Hidalgo, who has praised President Sánchez’s “method of talking to people, working from realities, and proposing life-changing policies of citizens with an ideal of social justice “.
“Today, in Europe, the movement is here, in southern Europe, with Pedro Sánchez, with Antonio Costa, and where it will also play a very important role in Italy with Enrico Letta”
The mayor of Paris has also referred to the progressive government of Portugal and which she is convinced will be formed in Germany with Olaf Scholz at the helm to highlight that there is an “ideal” time in Europe for social democratic proposals.
“Several presidents of social democratic governments are giving the signal today of where Europe can go,” he insisted.
When asking him who can assume European leadership after the departure of Angela Merkel from the German Chancellery, he has defended the leading role that France and Germany must always have, but always relying on the rest of the countries.
“Today, in Europe, the movement is here, in southern Europe, with Pedro Sánchez, with Antonio Costa, and where it will also play a very important role in Italy with Enrico Letta,” he added before also relying on the role that Scholz and herself may soon have if she achieves the French presidency in April 2022.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.