Embargo on the Russian gas, education, the “impasse” Mélenchon … The 8:30 franceinfo presidential special by Anne Hidalgo

The Socialist Party candidate for the 2022 presidential election, Anne Hidalgo, was the guest of 8:30 a.m. franceinfo, Tuesday April 5. A few days before the first round of the presidential election, she presented her program and answered questions from Marc Fauvelle and Salia Brakhlia, before being questioned by the listeners.

Mélenchon’s “impasse”, Macron’s “inhuman liberalism” and the “chaos” of the far right

Emmanuel Macron is no longer an option for people on the left (…) and Jean-Luc Mélenchon, it’s a dead end”attacked Anne Hidalgo. The socialist candidate for the presidential election defended the camp of a “republican, secular, ecological, social, European left”. “The five years spent with Emmanuel Macron have been very hard socially and the five he is preparing will be even harder given the proposed reforms”, she judged. The PS candidate also attacked Jean-Luc Mélenchon. According to her, the candidate of La France insoumise “comes to explain that this vote would be useful for the left”while he “never wanted to make an alliance or carry a common voice”.

“This left must rise again”urged Anne Hidalgo, who said to herself “worry” of “what will happen the next day” the presidential election, especially in the event of a duel between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen in the second round of the presidential election. “We can have another five years of inhuman liberalism which continues to weigh on the middle classes, on young people, which turns its back on ecology and ecological transition. […] And we can have, because the threat is there, a destiny of total chaos with the far right”she lamented.

Education: putting school back “at the heart” of society

“School is the basis of everything. It must return to the heart of the village, to the heart of our neighborhoods”, wished Anne Hidalgo. According to her, “we must start from there to rebuild this society which is going so badly and allow all the children of the Republic to be able to succeed through school, which is no longer the case today”.

Anne Hidalgo has thus proposed to increase the salary of teachers to “recognize their role”. “These are executives and I want to put them at the level of executive remuneration, at 2,350 euros per month”she specified, and this, from their “career entry”which is currently remunerated, according to its figures, “at 1,700 euros”. The socialist candidate also wants to recruit more teachers and “leave them the possibility of going towards innovative, inclusive pedagogies on which they are restrained”.

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