At a political rally on Thursday evening in Avignon, in the south of France, Ms Le Pen called for
barrage to the outgoing president, reversing the roles since
to block in France is a formulation aimed at the extreme right since it reached the second round of the presidential elections.
You don’t believe there is […] tens of millions of French people who consider that the government of Emmanuel Macron was a horribly authoritarian government, that he ruled alone, with brutality, that he repressed demonstrations? she added on Friday on BFMTV / RMC.
On France Info radio, the outgoing president, who has already accused his rival of
authoritarian driftretorted that the far-right program was not
the incarnate sweetness.
Nine days before the second round, Mr. Macron retains the advantage in voting intentions (from 53 to 55%), but with a much smaller margin than in 2017 (66/34%).
And with several major unknowns, in particular the level of abstention and the postponement of the 21.95% of votes which went to Sunday on the candidate of the radical left Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
The two finalists continue to send signals to the electorate on the left, the arbiter of the election.
Asked about the possibility of appointing a prime minister from the left, Emmanuel Macron replied
that he never excluded anything.
The President, who has always introduced himself as
neither right nor leftbut which has often been accused of
president of the richalso judged
shocking and excessive the amount of compensation for the executives of the Stellantis automotive group and came out in favor of
ceilings at European Union level.
Mrs Le Pen, who prides herself on representing
the France of the forgotten and who campaigned in the first round on the theme of purchasing power, considered that Emmanuel Macron governed
for a small number.
Different campaign for the second round
For Mr. Macron, the campaign between the two rounds is nothing like that of the first, which took place in the shadow of the war in Ukraine. He had only held one political rally and had traveled little.
Since Monday, he has multiplied his immersions in the region with sometimes lively exchanges during long crowds. He will hold a large rally on Saturday in Marseille (south-east), the second largest city in France.
Change of tone and pace also for Marine Le Pen, who was leading a low-noise campaign, favoring travel to small towns. From now on, she goes from media to media and tackles sovereign subjects, such as the reform of institutions.
: Emmanuel Macron will seek […] to restore an image of proximity that he does not have and Marine Le Pen will seek to install an image of credibility that she has less than Macron”,”text”:”We are at reversed fronts: Emmanuel Macron will seek […] to restore an image of proximity that he does not have and Marine Le Pen will seek to install an image of credibility that she has less than Macron”}}”>We are on reversed fronts: Emmanuel Macron will seek […] to restore an image of proximity that he does not have and Marine Le Pen will seek to install an image of credibility that she has less than Macronanalysis with the AFP Bernard Sananès, president of the Elabe polling institute.
On a surprise visit to a market in Pertuis (south-east) on Friday, Ms. Le Pen, whose program provides for the banning of the veil in public space under penalty of a fine, was arrested several times by veiled women.
The ban on the veil is essentialinsisted the candidate, who likens it to a
Mr. Macron poses for his part as a defender of secularism and religious freedoms. YesPen prohibits the veil, by our Constitution, she will have to prohibit the yarmulke, […] the cross, […] other religious symbols”,”text”:”Marine LePen prohibits the veil, by our Constitution, she will have to prohibit the yarmulke, […] the cross, […] other religious signs”}}’>Marine Le Pen prohibits the veil, by our Constitution, she will have to prohibit the yarmulke, […] the cross, […] other religious signshe recently said.
The Great Mosque of Paris (GMP, close to Algeria) and the Rally of Muslims of France (close to Morocco) called on Friday to vote for Emmanuel Macron. Several Jewish institutions had already done the same.
Malevolent forces speak out today and call for the banishment of Muslimsdenounced the rector of the GMPChems-Eddine Hafiz.
On this Good Friday for Christians, Marine Le Pen went to the Notre-Dame de la Purification church in Lauris, echoing President Macron, who visited the construction site of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral.
Like around fifty sportsmen (ex-basketball player Tony Parker, ex-swimmer Laure Manaudou, etc.) at the start of the week, some 500 French artists and writers, including Charlotte Gainsbourg and Guillaume Canet, also called to vote for Mr. Macron, denouncing the program of
xenophobia and withdrawal by Marine Le Pen.