“No”, it is not yet time for Emmanuel Macron to campaign for his re-election, just over two months before the presidential election of April 10 and 24, assured Gabriel Attal on Tuesday at the microphone of France Info.
“You have many subjects today which require its total mobilization […] and which leave little room for expression on a campaign”, justified the government spokesperson, citing the Head of State’s recent telephone conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Ukrainian crisis, or “the easing of (health) restrictions in a context where we still have a lot of positive cases every day”.
“The French would not understand that these days the president is speaking on the election campaign,” the former MP added, rejecting criticism from the opposition accusing Emmanuel Macron of campaigning without officially declaring himself a candidate. .
“I don’t see that as an advantage for us. On the contrary, it may be a handicap not to be able to campaign right away when you have the opposition (…) who spend their time doing that, ”he argued.
“A project: beat Macron”
Stanislas Guérini, general delegate of La République en Marche, abounded on the set of LCI. “Being against Macron is not a social project,” he complains “Many candidates, including Valérie Pécresse, have a project: to beat Macron, he laments. This obsession leads to a kind of lack of sincerity. »
He pleads for this campaign “not to be a campaign against others”, and assures “that there will be moments of confrontation, if the president chooses to be a candidate, he would not be against it”, while rumors suggest that Emmanuel Macron would refuse the debates before the first round.