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.
On the left, from the division around a single candidacy for the rejection of La France insoumise
Fabien Roussel has a good answer for those who ask him why he does not join the candidacy of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, at the top of the voting intentions on the left and who presents himself as the only useful or effective choice on his side of the field. politics, twenty days before the first round of the presidential election. “We did it in 2012 and in 2017, this did not allow the left to win”recalled the candidate of the French Communist Party (PCF) at the microphone of the morning of France Inter, Monday morning.
That’s not all: like the socialist candidate, Anne Hidalgo, and the ecologist Yannick Jadot, Mr. Roussel increasingly assumes his ideological differences with his former ally. “It is also a conception that we have of the gathering of the people. Me, I don’t oppose [pas] populations of large cities to those of rural areas”explains for example the deputy of the North. “The Ukrainian crisis has revealed real differences between us”also believes Mounir Satouri, campaign director for Yannick Jadot, with our journalist Laurent Telo. “I say that Jean-Luc Mélenchon is complacent with dictators, yes”also commented Mme Hidalgo.
The failure of a rally behind a candidacy, an ambition in theory shared but never realized, turned into a rejection of the leader of La France insoumise (LFI). “He never wanted to do anything but lead alone”slice moreover the socialist Patrick Mennucci with the World.
For the competitors of the deputy of Bouches-du-Rône, the issue does not even seem to be the ballot of April 10 and 24, but the legislative elections. “This originality, this singularity, I want to carry it and continue to carry it beyond [de l’élection présidentielle] »claims Mr. Roussel, displayed at 4% of voting intentions (with a margin of error of 0.5%) in the latest Ipsos-Sopra Steria survey for the World, and who intends not to withdraw his candidacy now so as not to give the impression of backing down later, when the question arises of establishing – or not – alliances for the legislative elections.
The image of the day: in Paris, a last tribute paid to Alain Krivine
The figures of the revolutionary left and several political leaders paid a last tribute on Monday to the founder and former leader of the Revolutionary Communist League (LCR), Alain Krivine, who died on March 12, at the age of 80.
Behind the red banner at the head of the procession from the Place de la Nation to reach the Père-Lachaise cemetery, where the activist and former MEP was buried, were notably Olivier Besancenot, parliamentary assistant to Mr. Krivine during his Strasbourg and candidate of the party in the presidential elections of 2002 and 2007, as well as Arlette Laguiller, another Trotskyist candidate between 1974 and 2007. The candidate of the New Capitalist Party (NPA) – a party born in 2009 from the dissolution of the LCR – in the 2012, 2017 and 2022 elections, Philippe Poutou was also present.
Mr. Mélenchon was present in the procession, a red wreath in hand, accompanied by other elected officials from LFI: Eric Coquerel, Alexis Corbière, Raquel Garrido and Adrien Quatennens.
Quote of the day: for Marine Le Pen, “ Emmanuel Macron wants to create a half-time at 6 euro per hour »
For Marine Le Pen, condition the active solidarity income (RSA) to “the obligation to devote fifteen to twenty hours a week to an activity leading to professional integration”, as the candidate president wishes, amounts to committing to a model approaching the German phenomenon of Ein-Euro-Jobs, these jobs paid between 1 euro and 2.50 euros per hour.
“Emmanuel Macron wants to create a half-time job at six euros an hour”, with this measure that the Republican (LR) candidate also wants, Valérie Pécresse, estimated Mme Le Pen on Franceinfo, Monday morning. “Is it positive ? Me, I don’t believe it. It always starts from the idea, which is a very widespread idea among neoliberals, which consists in saying: “People who don’t have an activity, it’s because they want to.” So, yes, there is a part of people who cheat – it’s pretty easy to spot them – but that is obviously not the case for everyone. »
In his presidential project, the candidate does not qualify what will be precisely the ” homework “ requested from RSA beneficiaries, in addition to “an effective activity that allows integration”. The scope of exceptions mentioned during his press conference last Thursday – “there are many situations that are prevented”, he said – is also not mentioned.
The proposal of the day: Jean-Luc Mélenchon wants an amnesty law for all convicted “yellow vests”
” The People’s Union government will repair whatever can be repaired for the victims of authoritarianism. He will amnesty all the condemned “yellow vests”assured Mr. Mélenchon (LFI) during his speech on the Place de la République, Sunday
The measure, which would not be a presidential pardon but would go through an amnesty law, would affect more than 3,100 people and a wide range of offences. “This quinquennium will have been that of an incredible authoritarian drift, said Mr. Mélenchon to argue the need for such an amnesty. Who would have imagined such a level of police repression and violence in the face of a social movement like that of the “yellow vests”? ? Two thousand five hundred wounded, thirty-two blinded, five hands torn off, one dead, Mme Zineb Redouane, in Marseilles. Who imagined a functioning of the IGPN [l’inspection générale de la police nationale] such as, for 378 investigations for violence against “yellow vests”, only two have given rise to simple administrative sanctions ? »
André Chassaigne, deputy of Puy-de-Dôme and leader of the elected Communists in the National Assembly, had made the same request for amnesty to Mr. Macron, in December 2018, six weeks after the start of the social movement – no response from the executive.
The campaign in the archives of “Le Monde”… En 2012, the electoral campaign suspended after the killings in Toulouse
On March 19, 2012, Mohammed Merah killed four people, including three children, in front of and in the courtyard of the Ozar-Hatorah Jewish school in Toulouse, since renamed Ohr-Torah. Shortly before, the Islamist terrorist had assassinated three soldiers, in Toulouse then in Montauban.
There are then thirty-four days left before the first round of the presidential election and the electoral campaign is turned upside down. Interrupted, even, in a movement common to all the candidates, says the journalist Raphaëlle Bacqué, in The world. “Some may see politics as allowing everything. This is not our case “commented that day Bernard Cazeneuve, one of the spokespersons of the candidate François Hollande.
“It is precisely at times like this that there is no more politics, no more campaigning, there is no more right, no more left”said M.me Le Pen, then president of the National Front and candidate. Fear of recovery charges paralyzes campaign teams, who decide whether to go to Toulouse (M. Hollande) or not (Mme Le Pen) and favor silence. “It is a difficult business to know how to react in such a case”notes Raphaëlle Bacqué.
During the first gatherings, a few hours after the tragedy, the reactions of the public to the appearance of the candidates served as a barometer: Mr. Mélenchon, who “had swapped his red tie for a black one”, was harassed by some militants of the Jewish Defense League but did not leave the Place de la République; Mr. Hollande is not applauded near the synagogue on rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth, unlike Lionel Jospin; Mme Le Pen is absent and everywhere repeats her call for “suspend political time”. The campaign will resume a few days later.
On the program for Tuesday, March 22
Expected support. Anne Hidalgo is in a meeting at the Limoges Exhibition Center, Tuesday at the end of the day, with a distinguished guest: the former President of the Republic François Hollande, who had already received her in Corrèze, at the beginning of November. Since then, the Socialist Party candidate has fallen sharply in the polls and Mr. Hollande has been much more discreet about his support, also leaving open the option of going there himself, as our journalist told us. Laurent Telo, last week.
“Value Debate”. The far-right weekly Current values organizes a debate evening in the hall of the Dôme de Paris. “We put everyone around the table”announced the editorial director, Geoffroy Lejeune, in a promotional video: Marlène Schiappa must debate with Eric Ciotti, Valérie Pécresse will answer questions from the editorial staff, before Eric Zemmour, Jordan Bardella and Marion Maréchal.
Hunt. The National Federation of Hunters is holding its general assembly at the Maison de la chimie in Paris, and is taking the opportunity to audition several candidates for the presidential election – in any case, those who have wished: Jean Lassalle, Valérie Pécresse, Eric Zemmour and Fabien Roussel.