The world keeps the synopsis of the campaign for the presidential election of 2022: a daily update, published at 7 p.m., analyzes the political events of the past day and discusses the appointments to come.
News of the day: the left believes that Emmanuel Macron is responsible for the rise of the far right
It’s rare enough to be stressed. Friday 1er April, Anne Hidalgo, the socialist candidate in the presidential election, and Adrien Quatennens, spokesperson for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, spoke with one voice. They both denounced the responsibility of Emmanuel Macron in the rise of Marine Le Pen and the far right in the polls, while the candidate of the National Rally is given against the outgoing president in the second round, as in 2017.
” When (…) we ensure that the totally exploded political landscape is a landscape in which there would only be one candidate who would supposedly be the candidate of a form of reason and opposite the far right, we play with the fire and indeed everything is possible »estimated Mme Hidalgo on LCI.
castigating the “social brutality” of the Head of State, Mr. Quatennens estimated on Public Senate that ” These people [Emmanuel Macron et ses soutiens] participate in the progress of the far right in our country, by dint of breaking the social state, our model of social protection “.
“Mr Macron has a lot of responsibility for the climate he has created in the country, so he had better do some self-criticism about that”insisted the “rebellious” elected representative, who judges that the vote for Mr. Mélenchon would be “the best way” to fight at the same time “the danger of the extreme right” and “Mr. Macron’s extreme liberalism”.
In 2017, on the evening of his election, the elected candidate had promised that he “do everything” during his five-year term so that there is no “no more reason to vote for the extremes”a sentence to which his opponents refer him today in the face of the soaring rise of Mme Le Pen and the emergence of the candidacy of Eric Zemmour.
drawing of the day
Every Friday, cartoonist Aurel gives us his view of the presidential campaign. This week, he talks about Emmanuel Macron’s favorite position in the first round, according to the eighth Ipsos-Sopra Steria survey in partnership with Cevipof and the Jean Jaurès Foundation for The worldwith a nod to Russian interference in Macron’s campaign in 2017.
With 28%, the president is ahead of the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen (17.5%) and the radical left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon (14%), in this poll carried out between March 21 and 24. With 77% of voters saying their choice is “definitive”Mr. Macron has the most solid base. “When it comes to the management of the war in Ukraine, a majority of French people (64%) trust him and, above all, trust him much more than any other candidate”estimates Gilles Finchelstein, the managing director of the Jean Jaurès Foundation.
By flying over the countryside, by belatedly sketching out a program and by assuming a tough social project, Emmanuel Macron maintains his position as favorite without however making a breakthrough in the polls. On Thursday, the candidate president attacked Mme Le Pen and his former prime minister, Edouard Philippe, warned of the ” danger “ that she represents.
sentence of the day
Nicholas Sarkozy. “I set my conditions to Macron. I want to choose the prime minister and I want a group of fifty deputies”
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy, tutelary figure of the Republicans (LR), will not support Valérie Pécresse before the first round. Conversely, he has excellent relations with Emmanuel Macron, with whom he never misses an opportunity to show off, write our journalists Sarah Belouezzane and Solenn de Royer in The world.
Regular telephone calls, consultations on major subjects, invitations to lunch or dinner at the Elysée… The current Head of State has ” treaty “ its predecessor with tact, while flattering it. “Macron tells me that he cannot be re-elected without us”, repeats the former president to his visitors. However, Mr. Sarkozy has not been idle lately, multiplying appointments and calls to members of his political family. To several elected officials, he expressed his concern at the progress in the opinion polls of the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen (National Rally).
If his relatives assure that he only listens to his interlocutors without ever revealing anything of his intentions and deny the existence of a precise plan, others report less ambiguous remarks. “I set my conditions to Macronsaid Mr. Sarkozy in front of an elected LR. I want to choose the Prime Minister and I want a group of fifty deputies. » Manner, for this false pensioner of the policy which always dreams in “kingmaker”to try to stay at the center of the game, while posing as the only one able to preserve the future of his political family.
The day when… In 2012, a strange atmosphere hovered in a strange countryside
In 2012, a funny atmosphere hovered over the end of the presidential campaign, for which the French had contradictory feelings. “The campaign ‘does not interest’, but political programs freeze millions of viewers in front of their TV”could we read in The world dated 1er April 2012.
“We swear that this time it’s over, that we won’t be caught again, but the slightest political subject provokes avalanches of comments on the Web and social networks”says journalist Pascale Robert-Diard, who continues: “Snarling, rebellious, hostile, vehement, argumentative, passionate… Politics, we would gladly write if we weren’t afraid to use a swear word. » Do the French then feel disappointment, distrust, anger? Certainly. Of hope? Rarely. Indifference? It’s more complicated than that. “Ambivalence is probably fairer”analyzes the journalist.
There are those who, as in this market in Sucy-en-Brie (Val-de-Marne), do not even give a look to the activists of the UMP, the PS and the Left Front forming a barrage of smiles at the two entrances to the covered square. We are watching for an outstretched hand, a short sentence, a sketch of dialogue, an altercation. Nothing.
There are those, still, who find this campaign ” messy “, “that we constantly go from cock to donkey” and, “The other years, it went slower”. After the attacks of Mohammed Merah, some want “Go vote so that the far right does not pass” even if they don’t believe “That will change a lot”. Others want to mobilize by “anti-sarkozysm”.
Isabelle, an accountant met in Montpellier, summarizes a very shared feeling: “The candidates argue with each other, and we don’t count for much. With the crisis, people have other concerns than taking an interest in this circus. Perhaps it is also the fault of the politicians, who are unable to prove that they know people’s lives. »
On the agenda for Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 April
Saturday April 2
Meetings. Fabien Roussel, the candidate of the French Communist Party, gives a meeting at 3 p.m., in Villeurbanne (Rhône). At the same time, Philippe Poutou, for the New Anti-Capitalist Party, gathered his support at the Cirque d’Hiver in Paris.
The outgoing president, Emmanuel Macron, is holding his first – and surely unique – campaign meeting at the Paris La Défense Arena, in Nanterre. He is due to start his speech at 4 p.m.
Chat. Between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., come and ask your questions to Jérôme Fourquet in the context of a chat on Lemonde.fr. The director of the opinion and business strategies department of the French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP), co-author of France before our eyes. Economy, landscapes, new ways of life (Threshold), answers your questions about Mr. Macron’s relationship with the working classes.
Shift. The environmental candidate, Yannick Jadot, travels to Compiègne (Oise) to talk about the fight against hunting with hounds.
Sunday April 3
Meetings. Jean-Luc Mélenchon, candidate of La France insoumise, gives an appointment at 2 p.m. on the Place du Capitole, in Toulouse. At 3 p.m., the socialist candidate, Anne Hidalgo, must begin her speech at the Cirque d’hiver, in the capital.
Also at 3 p.m., at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Center in Paris, the Republican candidate, Valérie Pécresse, hopes “to wash away the affront” – in the words of its communicator Geoffroy Didier – from the Zénith failed, from which everything came to a standstill. The candidate of Lutte Ouvrière, Nathalie Arthaud, will also be there at a meeting at 3 p.m. as well.
Mobilizations. Several left and far left unions and associations are calling for demonstrations in the face of the multiplication “hateful, racist, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, sexist and LGBTiphobic speech, in particular embodied by Zemmour and Le Pen”from 2 p.m., Place de la République, in Paris.
In Ajaccio, the Corsican nationalists demonstrate at 3 p.m., to obtain “justice and truth” after the death of Yvan Colonna, following his attack by a fellow prisoner in the prison of Arles (Bouches-du-Rhône).
Appointment. Saturday April 2 and Sunday April 3, we bring you this last weekend of the campaign before the first round of the presidential election through two live broadcasts on Lemonde.fr devoted to monitoring the meetings of the candidates.