Left-winger Christiane Taubira drops out of French presidential race

France24 says Former justice minister Christiane Taubira pulled out of France’s presidential race on Wednesday, acknowledging her failure to collect enough signatures.

Left-winger Christiane Taubira drops out of French presidential race

France24 says Former justice minister Christiane Taubira pulled out of France’s presidential race on Wednesday, acknowledging her failure to collect enough signatures from elected officials to become an official candidate in April’s two-round election.

“I am putting an end to this needless suspense,” Taubira told a news conference, adding that she could not meet the requirement to collect 500 signatures – or “parrainages” (sponsorships) – from elected officials across France before a March 4 deadline. 

Taubira, who was polling at around 2% in voter surveys, had collected only 181 signatures by Tuesday, according to data published on the website of France’s Constitutional Council.

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220302-christiane-taubira-withdraws-from-french-presidential-race

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