Paris Mayor Hidalgo enters French presidential race

Paris Mayor Hidalgo enters French presidential race

Paris Mayor Hidalgo enters French presidential race — — -Brussels (Brussels Morning) Long-time Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo formally announced her intention on Sunday to run for the French presidency, a bid subject to confirmation by her centre-left Socialist Party (PS).

While PS, once one of the two pillars of French politics, has been in disarray since the 2017 presidential elections, Hidalgo overcame negative pre-election polls to win her second term as Paris Mayor in 2020, in the process becoming the most visible member of the Socialist Party.