The mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo received the 2020 political personality of the year award at the 29th Trombinoscope awards ceremony, which rewards “the action and professionalism of political figures”. “The outgoing mayor knew how to muzzle her impetuous environmental ally, marginalize the radical left and stir up the contradictions of the Walkers, in order to reduce the election to a binary choice between the too square right of Rachida Dati and the rounded angles of the new Hidalgo style” , estimates in a press release the jury chaired by Christophe Barbier.
For several weeks, the former labor inspector has regularly laid the groundwork for the presidential election of 2022. Latest: an interview given this Thursday in The Parisian looking like a pre-campaign. “I will travel a lot in towns and rural areas and wherever I am invited to listen, discuss, exchange, understand”, she explains before specifying her schedule: “until the summer, a lot trips, and in the fall we may have things to say to each other. “
“Repairing the links between the French”
To “repair the links between the French”, the mayor of the capital places two themes at the top of her political agenda: “to give back their pride to those who are always the forgotten, the middle classes and the popular categories, and to put the ecology in the service of economic and social progress. Ecology must be our backbone and solidarity our compass ”.
On the health crisis, the mayor of Paris, who reiterated Monday his opposition to the confinement of the capital at the weekend, speaks out in a simultaneous forum published by The world in favor of a “zero Covid” strategy which “must be carried out at the level of the European Union”. “We have eight weeks ahead of us to drastically accelerate the vaccination and our collective immunity and initiate a” zero Covid “strategy by avoiding lockdowns. Let’s work together and meet in May to prepare for the future. The first results will then allow us to implement a “zero Covid” strategy to resume the normal course of our lives, “claims the elected socialist.