According to information from RTL, Francois Hollande does not have the intention to vote in the second round of the primaries of the left. The French president, that was at no point involved with the selection process, will not influence the choice of the left voters, now divided into two distinct groups of Manuel Valls and Benoît Hamon.
On an official trip to Chile on the 22nd of January, he was unable to take part in the ballot of the first round.
“If he wanted to be involved, he would be a candidate”, someone of his entourage told RTL.
However, that does not mean that the head of state will not give his valuable support to one of the candidates at the presidential elections. Rumor has it that the former manager of the Rothschild bank, Emmanuel Macron, could benefit from his favor. That is at least what a person of his retinue, Dominique Villemot thinks, who declared that the president will “probably support Macron” to Journal du Dimanche in mid-January.