Tuesday, May 17

Presidential 2022. For Darmanin, Pécresse, Le Pen and Zemmour are “candidates of the past”

Pécresse, Le Pen and Zemmour in the “same basket”. Invited this Sunday morning of Political Questions on France Inter, associated with France Info and Le Monde, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin castigated the “candidates of the past” which he believes are the champion of the LR, the representative of the RN and the former polemicist.

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Gérald Darmanin, former LR, judged that “the demagogic proposals” in terms of security of far-right candidates were to be put “in the same basket”, like those of the leader of the right Valérie Pécresse who proposed to ‘send the “army into the difficult neighbourhoods”.

“We understood where the congruent part of the right that were the LRs is now going: towards the far right”, continued the Minister of the Interior. “This is what had prompted Ms. Pécresse in the past to leave the LRs which were ‘wauquierising’, she said”, he said, referring to the departure in 2019 of Valérie Pécresse from the party then led by Laurent Wauquiez.

A Zemmour / Le Pen debate which “become clumsy”

“The Zemmour-Le Pen debate over television channels is becoming clumsy and does not interest many people”, he judged, the day after two of their meetings, respectively in Lille and Reims. He questioned “the polarization towards two terrible children of the French political class, in which Mrs. Pécresse wallows”.

A final poll gives Le Pen and Zemmour tied in the first round

Not yet declared a candidate, Emmanuel Macron is still in the lead in the voting intentions expressed in the 1st round (24%), ahead of Valérie Pécresse (16.5%). Marine Le Pen and Eric Zemmour are tied behind, as in the fall, but at a low of 14%, according to an Ipsos Sopra/Steria survey carried out for France Info and The Parisian and published on Saturday evening.

On the left, Jean-Luc Mélenchon (9%) maintains a slight lead over Yannick Jadot (8%), followed by Christiane Taubira (4%). Fabien Roussel obtains 3% of the voting intentions, like Anne Hidalgo.

“The Gaullist, liberal, centrist, European right, which is concrete and pragmatic, which has no hatred of foreigners, but which considers that order is needed in our country, naturally supports the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron “, not yet declared a candidate, finally launched the minister.


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