France: Two women put forward a claim in the presidential election to be held next year, started the campaign

Agency, Paris

Published by: Kuldeep Singh
Updated Mon, 13 Sep 2021 02:22 AM IST

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In France, two women leaders, Marine Le Pen and Anne Hidalgo, have staked their claim to become the country’s first female president in next year’s presidential election.

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Two leaders in France have formally declared their intention to become the country’s first female president in next year’s presidential election.

Marine Le Pen of the National Rally and the Socialist Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, officially launched their campaign on Sunday. The 62-year-old Hidalgo, the mayor of the French capital since 2014, is the most preferred candidate for nomination in the Socialist Party.

He started his candidacy from the north-western city of Rouen. Le Pen, 53, leader of the French right-wing party, launched the campaign from the southern city of Frejus, pledging to defend French independence.

He has appointed 26-year-old Jordan Bardella as acting head of the party, which prepares his campaign. With her campaign, she joins a growing list of challengers to incumbent President Emmanuel Macron. Macron, 43, has not yet announced his intention to contest, but is expected to present his candidature.

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Two leaders in France have formally declared their intention to become the country’s first female president in next year’s presidential election.

Marine Le Pen of the National Rally and the Socialist Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, officially launched their campaign on Sunday. The 62-year-old Hidalgo, the mayor of the French capital since 2014, is the most preferred candidate for nomination in the Socialist Party.

He started his candidacy from the north-western city of Rouen. Le Pen, 53, leader of the French right-wing party, launched the campaign from the southern city of Frejus, pledging to defend French independence.

He has appointed 26-year-old Jordan Bardella as acting head of the party, which prepares his campaign. With her campaign, she joins a growing list of challengers to incumbent President Emmanuel Macron. Macron, 43, has not yet announced his intention to contest, but is expected to present his candidature.

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