Tuesday, January 18

Live. Presidential 2022: Jean Castex brings together the parties to discuss the progress of the campaign

7:32 am: Matignon consults the parties on the terms of the campaign

Prime Minister Jean Castex brings together the various political parties this Tuesday at 11 a.m. to consult them on the organization of the presidential campaign, and in particular on the voting methods. A consultation that takes place in a tense health context, marked by the spread of the Omicron variant.

The subject of the 500 sponsorships should be included in the discussion. Jean-Luc Mélenchon on Monday asked for a rapid reform of the system, believing that this “filter has become a cleaver”. He said he had gathered nearly 400 sponsorship pledges but is struggling to collect more, just like Eric Zemmour. The two candidates want to restore the anonymity of signatures, which was partial until a 2016 reform.

7:31 am: The morning guests

7.40 a.m. – RTL – Gérald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior

8 a.m. – Public Senate – Geoffroy Didier, LR MEP, communications director for Valérie Pécresse’s campaign

8:13 am – Europe 1 – Gabriel Attal, government spokesperson

8:15 am – CNews- Fabien Roussel, PCF candidate in the presidential election

8:30 am – France Info – Manuel Valls, former Prime Minister

7:30 am: Welcome to this live dedicated to political news and the campaign for the 2022 presidential election.


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