Republican Nikki Haley announces her candidacy for American presidential election 2024

At the UN, she tirelessly defended the interests of America. Daughter of immigrants, known for her outspokenness, the Republican Nikki Haley, 51, now hopes to govern her.

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She becomes the first notable candidate to challenge Donald Trump. Republican Nikki Haley announced Tuesday, February 14, his candidacy for the American presidential election 2024 on Tuesday, February 14. The candidacy of the former United States ambassador to the United Nations (UN), 51, was expected for several weeks. M Me Haley had promised a “special announcement” on Wednesday to his supporters in Charleston, in South Carolina, a state of which she was governor.

Abroad, the name of this conservative, dynamic and ambitious, is intimately associated with that of the former president, of which she was for two years the voice carrier. Although expected, this announcement remains a flip-flop coming from this ex-responsible for Donald Trump’s office, who had declared two years ago that she would not challenge her former boss for the White House in 2024. changing her mind in recent months, the Republican has cited, among other things, the economic difficulties of the country and the need for a “change of generation”, a wink at the age of Trump, 76 years.

“I have never lost an election, and I’m not going to start now”

It is the first of a long list of Republicans who should, in the coming months, launch the 2024 campaigns. Among them are the governor of Florida Ron Desantis, the former vice-president Mike Pence, the Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina. Joe Biden said, for his part, that he intended to be re-elected in 2024, blocking any jostling for the Democratic inauguration.

M Haley regularly boasted of his history of challenge to political expectations, saying: “I have never lost an election, and I’m not going to start now.”

Upon arrival at the UN in January 2017, this political leader, then without international experience, detonates with his impactful formulas on explosive subjects. “We do not put lipstick on a pig,” she said of the Iranian nuclear agreement, which she will firmly fight, even if it means rudying some of the closest European allies in the United States. Some of his partners salute the “pragmatism” of this direct and warm woman. But for others, she is too “ideologist” and “disconnected from reality” in her approaches.

keep Trump at a good distance

Donald Trump’s foreign policy holder for two years, Nikki Haley will take care to keep the leader at a good distance. As during the debates in 2018 around the appointment of the conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, accused of sexual assault: in reverse of a large part of her camp, she calls to listen to her alleged victims.

Since the end of the Trump mandate, attacks have become much more frontal, Nikki Haley openly criticizing the president’s post-electoral crusade on a supposed fraud ever proven. “It is time to designate a republican capable of governing and winning a national election,” she recently confided to Fox News.

If she was elected, M Me Haley would be the first woman president of the country and the first American president of Indian origin.

Daughter of Indian immigrants, she grew up in a small town in South Carolina, enduring racist taunts, and has long referred to this impact on her personal and political arch. She was accountant when she launched her first candidacy for a public service, beating the oldest member of the Southern Carolina Chamber in 2004. Three mandates later and with little recognition on a state scale, Nikki Haley has set up a long -term campaign for the post of governor against a large number of experienced politicians.

/Media reports cited above.