Presidential 2022: Juliette Binoche and a hundred artists call to vote in the Popular Primary

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The organizers of this initiative claimed Wednesday 311,000 registered for this vote of “investiture”, scheduled for January 27 to 30 and which must decide between seven pre-selected personalities.

“In April, it will be too late”: a hundred personalities from the world of culture, including actress Juliette Binoche and director Jean-Marc Barr, call on left-wing parties to join the Popular Primary, a citizen initiative that pleads for a candidacy common on the left in the presidential election.

“The competition that is looming between the candidates and the candidates of the left and ecology is not up to the challenges of the next presidential election. (…) To lose five more years would be insane”, write these personalities, including the director of the National Theater of Strasbourg, Stanislas Nordey, or the actors Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Charles Berling, in a column published in the magazine Les Inrocks.

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Three months before the first round of the presidential election, they call on the seven candidates from the left to submit to the vote of the popular Primary, “the best possible way to win what we have in common, the fight against the disorder climate and inequality”.

The organizers of this initiative claimed Wednesday 311,000 registered for this vote of “investiture”, scheduled for January 27 to 30 and which must decide between seven pre-selected personalities.

But Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Yannick Jadot and Anne Hidalgo refused to participate, and find themselves registered in the ballot despite themselves.

The signatories also call on the candidates to take a greater interest in culture, “greatly forgotten in the debates and programs of the candidates”, and to defend the French cultural exception.