Presidential 2022: The joyful mess of the left, Mélenchon in small form and the hassle of sponsorships

Week, very hectic on the left side. Between a Anne Hidalgo who, faced with the possibility of a primary – popular or not – changes her mind like blouses, an Arnaud Montebourg who bargains point by point his program with the one he considers the most bankable – in this case, at the moment, it is Christiane Taubira – and a Jean-Luc Mélenchon and a Yannick Jadot who do not hear the calls of their counterparts, we frankly do not know where to turn.

For his part, the leader of the Insoumis has not been idle. Sentenced for public insult and defamation of journalists from the Radio France investigation unit, after their investigation into suspicions of overcharging during his presidential campaign for 2017, he continued his meal tour to collect his sponsorship promises (he would be at 400). Before its big “immersive and olfactory” meeting in Nantes, Sunday.

Finally, the opening of the hunt for signatures is not yet launched that the candidates are already rising up against “a democratic scandal”, according to some. It’s the same with every national election. Especially since the Cazeneuve government of 2016 decided to make all sponsorships public. Result: some contenders for the Elysée are in “difficulty”.