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The official campaign begins, Emmanuel Macron retaliates against Eric Zemmour… The political news of the day

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News of the day: strict equality of speaking time, dissemination of electoral propaganda… The official presidential campaign begins

Thirteen days before the first round, the presidential campaign entered its home stretch, Monday, March 28, with the start of the official campaign. First consequence: the rules of audiovisual coverage of the twelve candidates are changing. The speaking time and airtime counters are reset to zero, while a principle of strict equality of speaking time between the candidates now applies.

As pointed out by the Audiovisual and Digital Communication Regulatory Authority, which succeeded the Higher Audiovisual Council, the contenders for the Elysée Palace and their supporters will therefore benefit from the same speaking time on the air – radio and television. –, whatever the electoral weight of their party and their position in the polls, on all broadcast time slots (morning, day, evening and night).

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If the rule of equal speaking time only applies to the audiovisual media, this does not prevent the other media – written and digital press – from making the pluralism of ideas and proposals heard. We strive for this in this newsletter, in our daily live and in the World in general, because of their weight in the public debate.

This Monday also marks the beginning of the broadcasting of the television spots of the candidates, while a minimum public display will be provided by the public authorities for the contenders for the Elysée (electoral panels). The State also supports the sending of their profession of faith.

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Image of the day: Emmanuel Macron responds to Eric Zemmour during a trip to Dijon

Emmanuel Macron, candidate for his re-election, greets the crowd in Dijon (Côte-d'Or) during a campaign trip, Monday March 28, 2022.

On the move to Dijon, Emmanuel Macron denounced “the indignity” by Eric Zemmour, for his lack of reaction after the shouting “Macron murderer! », launched on Sunday at the meeting of the far-right candidate. Mr. Zemmour said he had not heard this violent invective against the Head of State.

“There are two hypotheses: indignity, the more credible; the other, ignorance of a reform, 100% health. Hearing aids are reimbursed by Social Security, I invite the hard of hearing candidate to equip himself »criticized Mr. Macron in the city led by socialist François Rebsamen, who recently rallied the candidate.

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In the Burgundian city, he had lunch with high school students and met locals and traders, a first for him in this countryside he is flying over. The candidate president has so far only held two meetings with the public, in Pau (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) and Poissy (Yvelines), and is organizing his first, and perhaps last, big meeting before the first round. , Saturday, at Paris La Défense Arena.

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The proposal of the day: Nathalie Arthaud intends to remove the “business secret”

The candidate of Lutte Ouvrière, questioned Monday morning at the red microphone of RTL, declared that if a “workers’ government” came to power his first measure would be to abolish the “business secrecy”.

“The first measure would be the abolition of business secrecy, so that we can put everything in the public square, both contracts and accounts. It would be fundamental.”began by saying Nathalie Arthaud.

“You saw that the investigation report on Ehpad Orpea was not made public in the name of “business secrecy”? So we can starve the elders, we can mistreat them, we can embezzle public money? There is an investigation, carried out by the minister, classified “secret”? »wondered the Trotskyist candidate. “What I think is that this ‘business secret’ is there precisely to hide the lies, misdeeds and crimes of a certain number of companies”she concluded.

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The archive of the day: in 2017, confusion and concern reigned in the entourage of Benoît Hamon

Archive of the World of March 28, 2017

Five years ago, the Socialist Party (PS) was already not in great shape. Less than four weeks before the first round of the 2017 presidential election, Benoît Hamon, the PS candidate, fell to fifth place in the polls, doubled on his left by the “rebellious” candidate, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, in full swing. .

In an article titled “In the entourage of the PS candidate, confusion reigns”, our journalist Bastien Bonnefous describes the concerns within Mr. Hamon’s campaign team. “Several executives, under the seal of the “off”, no longer hide their concerns, can we read in The world dated March 28, 2017. “We are very bad”, entrusts one of them. “It becomes complicated, the risk of a fatal unscrewing exists”, recognizes another. »

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“Sign of the confusion which reigns in the entourage of the candidate, the MEP Vincent Peillon, who supports him, relaunched, on Sunday, the need for a withdrawal agreement between MM. Hamon and Melenchon », writes Bastien Bonnefous. Mr. Peillon believes that “this question will normally arise in the coming days, it is already being asked among voters”. Without clearly saying who, Mr. Hamon or Mr. Mélenchon, should line up behind the other, the former Minister of National Education judges that the scenario of a “gathering (…) will naturally prevail” because of the risk of “the elimination of the left in the first round”.

“I will go to the end, because I will be in the second round of the presidential election. In all the polls, I beat Marine Le Pen in the second round,” reacted Mr. Hamon, as a response to those who might ask him to withdraw. On the evening of April 23, 2017, Benoît Hamon had 6.36% of the votes, Jean-Luc Mélenchon totaled 19.58%. Neither of them – who came fifth and fourth respectively – made it to the second round.

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On the agenda for Tuesday, March 29

Campaign party. The far-right candidate Eric Zemmour (Reconquête!) is interviewed at the microphone of Europe 1 from 8:15 a.m. The environmental candidate Yannick Jadot is expected at 8:30 a.m. on LCI before going to Brittany. He will be at 1 p.m. in Saint-Brieuc to address the topic of green algae.

Press conference. The union of independent workers, independants.co, gives an appointment at 9:30 a.m. for a press conference in view of the presidential election.

Justice. The far-right candidate Marine Le Pen (National Rally) is being prosecuted for “insult” by the Collective against Islamophobia in France (CCIF) – an association since dissolved by the government – ​​for remarks made in March 2019. hearing is to take place before the 17and Chamber of the Paris Court of Justice.

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