One of the conditions for being a candidate in the presidential election in France is to obtain at least 500 sponsorships or signatures from local and regional elected officials. All the territorial councilors of Saint-Martin as well as the deputy and the senator of Saint-Martin can support the candidate of their choice.
Tuesday, the cThe Constitutional Council had validated 5 signatures to the 086 women and men wishing to run for this mandate. Among these sponsorships, that of the Saint-Martinoise, Annick Petrus.
The senator gave her support to Valérie Pécresse, the candidate Les Républicains, a political family she had joined before her election to the Senate. Annick Petrus is the only elected representative of Saint-Martin or Saint-Barthélemy to have sponsored a candidate for the moment.
Elsewhere overseas, four have also taken the step. They are the mayor of Basse Terre in Guadeloupe, André Atallah, who sponsors Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Sainte-Marie in Martinique, Bruno Nestor, who sponsors Emmanuel Macron, and the deputy and senator, Thani Mohamed Soilihi and Mansour Kamardine in Mayotte who support Emmanuel Macron and Valérie Pecresse.
As a reminder, in 2017, five elected officials from the territory had sponsored three candidates for the presidential election. Daniel Gibbs as a deputy, territorial advisers Annette Philipps and Dominique Riboud had given their support to François Fillon (Les Républicains), Alain Gros-Desormeaux to Emmanuel Macron and René-Jean Duret to Stéphane Guyot, candidate for the white vote. (soualigapost.com)
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