An announcement for “rural France”: at a meeting in Loir-et-Cher on Friday evening, Eric Zemmour announced that he wanted to set up an exceptional bonus of 10,000 euros for each birth in rural areas.
“For each new child born into a family in rural France, we will set up a birth grant of 10,000 euros! To cover nanny costs, transport costs, accommodation or extra-curricular activities, ”announced the far-right candidate, traveling to the lands of deputy Guillaume Peltier, former LR and recent defector to the Zemmour team.
On BFMTV, Guillaume Peltier explained the measure. It will concern “municipalities with less than 2,000 inhabitants, municipalities far from large urban centers”, according to the definition of Insee in 2019. “This will concern 20 million French people”, further explained the vice-president of the Reconquest party. , specifying that it will be necessary to prove to have lived in a rural area for at least two years.
A measure of 2 billion euros
Thanks to this measure, announced in a small Solognot village of around 1,000 inhabitants, the former journalist intends to carry out “a real birth rate policy” and “reconquest of the countryside”. “For the rural world to be reborn, births must first be back. (…) With my measure in favor of the birth rate, there will be more children in your municipalities, so we will no longer close classes! Our campaigns will come back to life! “, he launched in front of about a thousand participants.
“This measure has a cost of two billion euros,” he estimated. “It’s ten times less than the cost of social assistance to foreigners, it’s twenty times less than the cost of social fraud in France, it’s more than thirty times less than the cost of the suburban plans of the last forty years” , he insisted in front of a forest of tricolor flags.
Before the meeting, the second to deal with the problems of rurality after that of Châteaudun (Eure-et-Loir) at the beginning of January, the candidate had lunch “with a dozen mayors” of Sologne, then visited a farm.
He then went to Chaumont-sur-Tharonne, before entering the stage with Guillaume Peltier, former number 2 of LR and deputy for the second constituency of Loir-et-Cher.
During the meeting, about twenty opponents surrounded by gendarmes demonstrated, music blasting. There were no incidents.