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Christiane Taubira: candidate, but with what program?  – Presidential election
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Christiane Taubira: candidate, but with what program? – Presidential election
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Suddenly, Christiane Taubira, coming out of retirement, realized that she alone could save the left and, in doing so, prevent the country from sinking into confusion and obscurantism. After having revealed to the public that she was considering her candidacy for the presidential election, she therefore confirmed this intention. While agreeing to submit to the verdict of a rather troubled popular Primary, to the delight of its organizers. Until then, they had only obtained the commitment of strangers.

If the former Keeper of the Seals has little chance of settling at the Élysée, there is no doubt that this new appearance on the scene will undermine his reputation as an icon. A reputation that she has methodically maintained since she entered politics. It certainly needed a certain talent to reconcile it with a somewhat sinusoidal route.

She voted confidence in the Balladur government in 1993

The first engagement of Christiane Taubira is within a Guyanese independence movement, founded by the one who is then her husband. She moved away from it, at the beginning of the 80s, to devote herself to her professional life.

It was in 1993 that she was elected deputy, against the candidate of the left, but with the support of the RPR at the time. Which leads her, logically, to vote for confidence in the Balladur government.

Each time she is re-elected MP, it will be against the candidate of the Guyanese PS. And if she makes a passage as a European parliamentarian (from 1994 to 1995), it is for having figured prominently on the list led by Bernard Tapie. She has, in fact, joined the left radicals who then proclaim their desire to free themselves from socialist tutelage.

It was with this label that Christiane Taubira ran for the 2002 presidential election. She only obtained 2.32% of the vote. Voices that are sorely lacking in Lionel Jospin, eliminated in the first round.

François Hollande does not hold it against Christiane Taubira. Attentive to his government casting, he installed him in the Ministry of Justice. This is certainly not his favorite field. As a parliamentarian, she was especially noticed by bringing the law recognizing the slave trade as a crime against humanity. Moreover, she does not do much to ensure that her ministry overcomes its endemic difficulties, particularly budgetary ones. And his collaborators despair of his lack of interest in the functioning of his administration.

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The symbol of the marriage law for all

From his time in government, we only remember his defense of the law on marriage for all. In fact, she seized it at the expense of Dominique Bertinotti, the discreet Minister Delegate for the Family, who carried the text from the start.

Christiane Taubira, without ever having expressed the slightest reservation with regard to the policy pursued by François Hollande, resigned on January 27, 2016. The government then took on water from all sides. We especially remember that she left Place Vendôme by bike. Proof is made of his environmental convictions.

Since then, Christiane Taubira has mainly devoted herself to writing and to a few public interventions that are more literary than political. Here it is, however, finding the front of the stage. On behalf of the rally on the left. Even if his candidacy adds to the confusion. “I proclaim to be a left of values”, she said in an interview with “Liberation”. And to add: “I will put in place a new way of governing, incontestably”. Noble intention, in no way erasing the vagueness that hovers over what his program could be. Perhaps we will know more after his triumph announced at the popular Primary that its organizers are preparing as a plebiscite.

Until then, he will also have to mobilize the human and financial resources without which it is impossible to conduct a presidential campaign. It will not find them on the side of the constituted parties. Especially since the polls do not announce a spectacular breakthrough. This is what reassures Jean-Luc Mélenchon and, to a lesser extent, Yannick Jadot. And if Christiane Taubira gives up, they will not refuse her rallying.



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