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.
Today’s info: Behind Emmanuel Macron, the campaign of members of the government despite the reserve period
Tuesday morning, the government spokesman, Gabriel Attal, was the guest of the morning of Europe 1. At the same time, The Obs published an interview with the Minister of Labor, Elisabeth Borne, in which she returns, like her colleague on the radio, to the proposal of candidate Emmanuel Macron to reform the conditions for allocating the active solidarity income.
Around the Head of State, the members of the government nevertheless entered, on Friday March 18, a period known as ” Reserve “ : it is impossible for them to rely on public resources to participate in the outgoing president’s campaign. The principle is not enshrined in law, but the rule was recalled by a circular from the general secretariat of the government, on February 10.
Concretely, any media appearance – excluding function-related emergencies, such as Covid-19 for Olivier Véran, for example – must be made on the free time of ministers and members of ministerial cabinets. The logistical costs (hotels, transport) must be borne by them or by La République en Marche, otherwise they could be added to the latter a posteriori, during the control of the campaign accounts.
Guest on RMC – BFM-TV, Gabrien Attal explained it on Friday. “I am a government spokesperson, but I am also a political supporter of candidate Emmanuel Macron for his re-election”he argued, pointing out that “Things are very well organized” between his two roles.
Tuesday morning on Europe 1, Gabriel Attal, as a supporter of candidate Emmanuel Macron, declared in particular that the government intends to draw “all the consequences” of the death in prison of the Corsican nationalist militant, Yvan Colonna. Wednesday noon, he should say it again, as government spokesperson, by hosting, like every week, the report of the Council of Ministers from the Elysée Palace.
The image of the day: in Hénin-Beaumont, Marine Le Pen appears as the favorite of the ballot against Emmanuel Macron
Marine Le Pen chose the constituency of Pas-de-Calais, where she was elected MP for the first time, in 2017, to participate in the BFM-TV program “France in the eyes”, Tuesday evening. To mark the occasion, the candidate of the National Rally (RN) spent the day in the city of Hénin-Beaumont, where she chained selfies on the market and tracts with the inhabitants of the commune directed, since 2014, by the elected from RN Steve Briois.
On one of the leaflets distributed, Marine Le Pen’s campaign team frames the debate: “the only useful vote is Marine”. In distant opposition to the little music played by the campaign of Jean-Luc Mélenchon on the left and in a direct confrontation on the right against Valérie Pécresse and Eric Zemmour, less well placed in the polls within twenty days of the first round. “To beat Macron”the far-right candidate is the favorite, even if the polls she relays give her, like her competitors, losing against the current head of state in the second round.
Yannick Jadot: “We will see the second round but for the first round, make no mistake”
Guest of the morning of France Inter, Tuesday, the ecologist Yannick Jadot refused to say if he would choose Emmanuel Macron or Jean-Luc Mélenchon during a possible face-to-face between the two candidates in the second round of the presidential election. “I am campaigning. For the moment, my objective is the first round.said Yannick Jadot.
The MEP has built his campaign in opposition to the President of the Republic but he has tried by all means, since the start of the war in Ukraine, to differentiate his line to the left from that of La France insoumise – of which he regularly criticizes the leader, particularly on its international policy agenda.
“If you want us to protect the forests, the oceans, if you want us to protect life, if you want us to have more social justice, economic innovations, more democracy in our country. Well, it is the green vote that must be chosen”he launched to the listeners of the public radio, before continuing: “It’s a vote of choice. It’s a positive vote. It’s a vote to build the society we so badly need. We will see the second round but for the first round, make no mistake. »
Proposal of the day: Eric Zemmour wants to create a ministry of “remigration”
Eric Zemmour defended on the Aulnay-sous-Bois market, in Seine-Saint-Denis, the idea of a ministry of “migration”a concept of identity thinking, to expel the “strangers we no longer want”illegals, delinquents, criminals and “S files”.
The only candidate in the presidential election to take up the far-right conspiracy theory of the “great replacement” assumed from European populations by non-European immigrants, it appropriates with the “migration” a new demand from the radical far right and the writer Renaud Camus. This expression did not appear in its initial program.
Eric Zemmour assured him that it was not a mark of ” radicalization “ but of “determination” and set a quantified objective: “You can imagine 100,000 dismissals a year. » “These are demagogic proposalscriticized, Tuesday morning on France 2, Jordan Bardella, the acting president of the National Rally. The ministry responsible for managing immigration is called the Ministry of the Interior. »
The campaign in the archives of “Le Monde”… In 2002, Jacques Chirac concerned about international news in the middle of the campaign
An outgoing President of the Republic, candidate for re-election, whose electoral campaign is shaken up by international events. In March 2002, Jacques Chirac led a tight fight with his socialist competitor and Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin, and decided to attend the United Nations summit in Monterrey, Mexico, devoted to solidarity with developing countries.
“Did the candidate have an interest in giving up even forty-eight hours a campaign that is played neck and neck? »writes journalist Babette Stern in The world by transcribing the state of mind of the advisers of the Elysée, while Jacques Chirac is about to board the plane. “Keeping the stature of head of state might not earn him points in the polls, but it wouldn’t take any away from him either”continues The world.
Especially since, if Jacques Chirac does not go, Lionel Jospin could have taken his place and become the representative of France that the right especially does not want him to become. Domestic and foreign policy agendas are mixed: “While the candidate prime minister promises that there will be no more homeless people in France in 2007, the candidate president flies to the aid of the poor of the planet. » “Willy-nilly” for Jacques Chirac, concludes Babette Stern, “cohabitation has caught up with him. »
On the program for Wednesday, March 23
Programs. Marine Le Pen and Eric Zemmour are organizing a new presentation of their respective programs, after having distilled a good part of their measures during meetings and in the media in recent months. The candidate of the National Rally must present the overall costing of her project to the press, from her Parisian headquarters, at the end of the afternoon; that of Reconquest! is also holding a press conference at noon to discuss its proposals in detail.
Handebat. The Association for taking disability into account in public and private policies, the French Confederation for the social promotion of the blind and amblyopic and the 100% handinamic Federation are organizing the Handébat at the Maison de la radio, from 11 a.m. . Eight candidates must be present or represented: Anne Hidalgo, Yannick Jadot, Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Valérie Pécresse, Fabien Roussel or Eric Zemmour. Several of them, including the candidate of the Les Républicains party and that of La France insoumise, have already granted interviews to the organizers on the consideration of disability in their program.