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Result of the popular Primary, record for Nadal, storm in the United States… The five facts to remember from the weekend

Have you picked up the news? We summarize the main information of the last two days.

  • Popular primary: Christiane Taubira wins

At the close of the popular Primary vote, at 5 p.m., 392,738 registered voters had participated, a rate of 84.1%, according to the organizers.

It was Christiane Taubira who won the popular Primary, after the vote which took place until Sunday 5 p.m. The former Minister of Justice won ahead, in that order, of Yannick Jadot, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Paul Larrouturou, Anne Hidalgo, Charlotte Marchandise and Anna Agueb-Porterie. At the close of the vote, 392,738 registered had participated, a rate of 84.1%, according to the organizers.

Less than three months before the presidential election, the consequences of this vote are still unclear on the candidates on the left. Three of the seven candidates and not the least – Anne Hidalgo, Yannick Jadot, Jean-Luc Mélenchon – had asked, in vain, not to be involved in this affair and refuse, in any case, to comply with the result of the vote.

Read also Christiane Taubira winner of the Popular Primary, but her call for union on the left rejected… Relive our live
  • Italy: President Sergio Mattarella finally re-elected for a second term

Sergio Mattarella delivers a speech on Saturday January 29 after his re-election as President of the Italian Republic.

Aged 80, Sergio Mattarella had said on several occasions that he did not intend to continue in office. Despite this, he was re-elected on Saturday, January 29, after a parliamentary marathon which brought to light the deep divisions between the parties in government.

The outgoing president, whose mandate ended on February 3, was re-elected for a second seven-year term by winning an absolute majority of 759 votes out of 1,009 senators, deputies and regional officials called to vote.

Italy’s ruling coalition parties announced Saturday earlier in the day that they had agreed to re-elect the incumbent president, while he agreed to serve a second term on Saturday. The post of president in Italy is largely ceremonial, but it has an important role in the event of a political crisis, in a country whose political landscape is very fragmented.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers In Italy, the designation of the president always has the air of a conclave
  • Australian Open: Rafael Nadal sets new record for major titles, Ashleigh Barty wins at home

Rafael Nadal won his 21st Grand Slam title in Melbourne on Sunday against Russian Daniil Medvedev, a new record for major titles that puts him ahead of his great rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

Rafael Nadal won a historic 21 on Sundaye Grand Slam title by beating Russian Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open final. Trailing two sets to nil, the Spaniard overturned the match to beat Russian Daniil Medvedev in five sets (2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5) in 5 hours and 24 minutes. The Spaniard sets, at 35, a new record for major titles ahead of the Swiss Roger Federer and the Serbian Novak Djokovic.

On Saturday, Australian tenniswoman Ashleigh Barty won her first Australian Open by beating American Danielle Collins (30e world player) with the score of 6-3, 7-6 (7-2). The Australian thus won, at 25, her third major title after Roland-Garros in 2019 and Wimbledon in 2021, the first at home. It puts an end to forty-four years of drought for Australian tennis players at the Australian Open, since the victory of Chris O’Neil in 1978.

  • Covid-19: the majority of hospital deaths are now linked to the Omicron variant

A nurse and a patient in an intensive care unit at the Strasbourg University Hospital on January 13.

Weariness, habituation, desire to move on… The litany of the number of victims, in fact, is no longer shelled as at the start of the pandemic. And the deaths of Covid-19 have become invisible.

Even if Omicron causes fewer serious forms, it can kill, especially fragile and immunocompromised people, according to Public Health France. Between January 17 and 23, Omicron claimed 1,665 new victims in France. Or 238 deaths per day on average, an increase of 8% compared to the previous week.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Covid-19: the majority of hospital deaths are now linked to the Omicron variant
  • Northeastern United States hit by winter storm Kenan

The sun sets over Stony Brook, Long Island, New Yok, Saturday, January 29.

It’s a meteorological phenomenon “historical” which is falling on the east coast of the United States, a “cyclone bomb” : a storm characterized by the explosive power of rapid drops in atmospheric pressure, confirmed the National Weather Service (NWS).

More than 95,000 homes were without power, authorities said on Saturday evening, as snow continued to fall. Several cities in the region recorded all-time records, with more than 70 centimeters of snow.

Read also Northeastern United States hit by winter storm Kenan

And also :

Vaccination pass. The duration of the certificate of reinstatement will be reduced from six to four months on February 15.

Bloody Sunday. In Northern Ireland, tribute to the victims fifty years later.

Ehpad. The president of the Hospital Federation calls for “serious supervision” of private groups.

Highways. Fares will increase by approximately 2% on February 1.

The World with AFP

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