Sunday, May 15

Live. Presidential 2022: Taubira continues his campaign, Jadot and Mélenchon still tackle the popular primary

Zemmour tried on appeal for contesting a crime against humanity

Eric Zemmour is to be tried on appeal this Thursday for contesting a crime against humanity after having argued in October 2019 on CNews that Marshal Philippe Pétain had “saved” French Jews. He was acquitted in February 2021, the court considering that the remarks had been made “off the cuff during a debate on the war in Syria”. His lawyer requested the dismissal of the lawsuit. “I find it abnormal that presidential candidates are judged in the middle of the campaign,” reacted Eric Zemmour.

On Monday, the far-right candidate was fined 10,000 euros for incitement to hatred and racial slur by the Paris Criminal Court, for remarks about underage migrants, a judgment he described as “ideological and stupid”. He will call.

7:03 am: Taubira continues his campaign, Jadot and Mélenchon still tackle the popular primary

Christiane Taubira, who is one of the rare candidates who agreed to submit to the result of the popular primary, will be going to Lille this Thursday and will hold a conference on youth at SciencesPo at the end of the afternoon. On Wednesday, she went to Neuville-sur-Oise (Val-d’Oise) to meet caregivers from a wealthy nursing home on strike for 17 days against “toxic management”.

After the withdrawal of Arnaud Montebourg on Wednesday, the left remains dispersed between five main candidates: the rebellious Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the ecologist Yannick Jadot, the socialist Anne Hidalgo, the communist Fabien Roussel, and Christiane Taubira. The rebellious leader again criticized the Popular Primary, a citizens’ initiative intended to reduce the number of candidates on the left, but which is not unanimous. “I don’t want to be involved in this story in any way,” he said. For Yannick Jadot, this primary “is a machine for building yet another candidacy”, “a machine for losing”.

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311 000

The organizers of this initiative claimed Wednesday 311,000 registered for this vote of “investiture” scheduled for January 27 to 30 which must decide between seven pre-selected personalities.

7:01 a.m.: Morning guests

On RMC at 7:40 a.m. : Jérôme Rivière, MEP for the RN, who rallies Eric Zemmour
On France 2 at 7:38 : Nicolas Bay, MEP RN European
On Sud Radio at 8:15 a.m. : Brice Hortefeux, LR MEP, member of Valérie Pécresse’s campaign team
On LCI at 8:30 a.m. : François Bayrou, High Commissioner for Planning and Mayor (MoDem) of Pau
On France info at 8:30 a.m. : Gérald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior
On RMC/BFMTV at 8:30 a.m. : Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, Debout la France candidate in the presidential election

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

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