Fabien Roussel nominated as French Communist Party candidate for President
Fabien Roussel speaks in Marseille, September 2020 (photo via twitter)
On Sunday, May 9th members of the French Communist Party (PCF) voted overwhelmingly to run the first Communist candidate for President in 15 years as well as to nominate Fabien Roussel as that candidate.
A longtime party leader, Roussel is the current National Secretary of the French Communist Party and is a deputy in the National Assembly.
Party members voted 72.47% in favour of running a PCF candidate and 82.32% for Roussel.
He celebrated the win on twitter by saying:
Fier d'avoir été désigné à la présidentielle 2022 par plus de 30 000 adhérent-es communistes.
Pour le monde du travail et la création, pour la jeunesse, pour reprendre le pouvoir à la finance, unissons nous !
The campaign website has been launched ( Fabien Roussel 2022, le Défi des jours heureux ) and includes program points such as lifting patents on vaccines.