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US Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders Announces 2020 Presidential Candidate

Bernie Sanders had lost the Democratic primary in 2016 against Hillary Clinton.

The World with AFP Posted today at 13h09

Bernie Sanders, 77, made the announcement in an interview broadcast by Vermont radio, a state of which he is elected.
Bernie Sanders, 77, made the announcement in an interview broadcast by Vermont radio, a state of which he is elected. ANDREW HARNIK / AP

It's now official. US Senator Bernie Sanders, unfortunate candidate in the 2016 Democratic primary against Hillary Clinton, announced Tuesday, February 19, his presidential candidacy of 2020 – confirming information from the US site Politico.

Bernie Sanders, 77, made the announcement in an interview broadcast by Vermont radio, a state of which he is elected. "I wanted to inform the people of Vermont first"he said on public radio in the northeastern United States.

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A "socialist democrat"

When he came to the primaries in 2016, he was an underdog, before holding the dredge high Hillary Clinton. The latter had won, before being beaten by Donald Trump.

During this primary campaign, Bernie Sanders, who presents himself as a "Socialist democrat"advocated for universal health coverage, a free public university, and a minimum wage of $ 15 (€ 13.30).

A dozen Democrats have already embarked on the US presidential race of 2020. The candidacy of Joe Biden, former vice president of Barack Obama, is also expected.

Read also A plethora of candidates for the 2020 US primaries
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