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Several presidential candidates are invited to present their proposals on the theme of migration by twenty organizations committed to the inclusion of newcomers.
Anne Hidalgo and La France insoumise accuse Emmanuel Macron of being responsible for the rise of the far right
Anne Hidalgo, the socialist presidential candidate, and Adrien Quatennens, spokesperson for LFI candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, pointed out on Friday that Emmanuel Macron was responsible for the rise of Marine Le Pen and the far right in polls.
“When (…) we ensure that the totally exploded political landscape is a landscape in which there would be only one candidate who would be supposedly the candidate of a form of reason, and opposite the extreme right, we are playing with fire and indeed everything is possible, ”said Anne Hidalgo on LCI.
Criticizing the “social brutality” of the outgoing president, Adrien Quatennens estimated on Public Senate that “these people participate in the progress of the far right in our country, by dint of breaking the social State, our model of social protection ".
"Who other than Mr. Macron has trivialized far-right ideas, in particular by placing laws in the National Assembly, security, discriminatory laws, such as the law on separatism", questioned the LFI deputy for his part. of Seine-Saint-Denis Eric Coquerel on CNews. The far-right candidates “Eric Zemmour and Marine Le Pen only have to bend down to develop their potential electorate”, he estimated.
Jean Castex: "Marine Le Pen and other candidates will in no case be able to do what they promise"
The Prime Minister considered in front of journalists, this Friday, that "Marine Le Pen and other candidates do not tell the truth to the French" and "will in no case be able to do what they promise, and that is serious”.
For him, the far-right candidate is showing the "most absolute demagogy" putting forward proposals that will "not be achievable": "We must tell our fellow citizens, it is not easy to govern a country like France, in a serious crisis, we cannot make people believe anything. »
“I hear in this campaign that we are going to increase wages by 10%, some will not repay the debt, others explain to you that we are going to freeze all prices and wages… All that is not true”, denounced Jean Castex.
Concerning more specifically Marine Le Pen: she “makes believe that she has changed, she makes believe that she has become more flexible, more centrist, almost, but it is a sham”, he judged.
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Jean Lassalle denounces the "soft dictatorship of finance"
A "soft dictatorship" is exercised in France, judged Jean Lassalle on RMC and BFM-TV, a "dictatorship of finance, of these gentlemen who have intersected all their business, who have their seats in tax havens".
Bouncing on the term "dictatorship", journalist Apolline de Malherbe reminded him of his meeting with Bashar Al-Assad, the Syrian president, in January 2017, in the midst of an operation aimed at crushing the revolt in his country.
Jean Lassalle assumed this interview, ironically on the "very eminent policy" of France against the Syrian regime, which made, according to him, that "we no longer have friends, we no longer have anyone in the Middle East”.
Nicolas Dupont-Aignan proposes a "taxation of oil superprofits"
“When you put 400 euros of gasoline in your tank and you earn the minimum wage, how do you do it? “, asked Nicolas Dupont-Aignan this morning on Europe 1. Because we are going, according to him, to “social explosion”, the sovereignist candidate has made several proposals for the purchasing power of the French:
I propose a taxation of oil superprofits (…), a tax on large fortunes of exceptional solidarity for two years and a contribution from companies that made superprofits during the crisis.
Between Russian gas and American shale gas, Yannick Jadot calls for a third way
In favor of a European Union embargo on Russian gas, Yannick Jadot said he was opposed, on Franceinfo, to the purchase of American shale gas to make up for a possible shortage this winter.
Among the answers, he proposes, in addition to a prioritization of building renovation works, an implementation of renewable energy projects which are “in the queue” in France.
"For the gas used to produce electricity, we have the equivalent of 30% substitution of Russian gas by projects which are already validated and which are simply awaiting a signature", he continued.
Yannick Jadot does not rule out speed limits to save fuel
In addition to free local public transport for six months, the environmental candidate spoke on Franceinfo of another measure aimed at changing behavior. “There may be speed reductions,” he suggested:
It's not in my program today, but let's imagine that, to support the reduction or embargo of [Russian] oil imports, it is necessary to reduce the speed for a few months by 10 km/h. Frankly, given what the Ukrainians take, the bombs they take to their heads, I think it's a contribution that the French can make.
Yannick Jadot offers free local transport for six months, as an "emergency measure"
The environmental candidate proposed, this morning on FranceInfo, “free local transport” – TER and bus, therefore excluding TGVs – “for six months”, weekdays and weekends, with a shortfall , for transport companies, “compensated by the State”. This would be an "emergency measure" in the face of rising fuel prices. Yannick Jadot also recalled that he has a "big carpooling plan".
You are right, the option of a vote for the far-right candidate will not be on the table during the consultation of activists planned by Jean-Luc Mélenchon. However, we had already clarified this yesterday, and this morning we quoted Adrien Quatennens, spokesman for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who repeated it.
Sandrine Rousseau finds it "tempting" to vote for Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the first round
"It's tempting" for a left-wing voter to vote Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the first round of the presidential election to block Marine Le Pen, said eco-feminist Sandrine Rousseau yesterday on Franceinfo. The ex-rival of Yannick Jadot in the primary of the Greens, and his ex-collaborator in his campaign for the Elysée, however assured that she "will support him until the end".
At Rungis, Eric Zemmour opposes "France which gets up early" to "France which stuffs itself behind our backs"
The far-right candidate Eric Zemmour went early Friday morning to the wholesale market in Rungis (Val-de-Marne) to praise "France which rises early against France which gorges itself behind our backs", pointing finger Emmanuel Macron and the McKinsey controversy.
After a first oyster swallowed at 4:40 a.m. then the unavoidable cutting of the calf's head, the presidential candidate stopped in front of the cameras to defend the "France of the morning workers" and oppose it to the "France assisted and profiteers.
As he has been doing for several days, like the other opponents of Emmanuel Macron, he resumed his criticism of the government's extensive use of consulting firms during the five-year term, in particular the American firm McKinsey.
“It is revealing of the state of mind of Emmanuel Macron”, who works with his “buddies”. It is, according to Eric Zemmour, a “submission to the United States”.
The reconquest candidate! again put his bad run in the polls into perspective by invoking a “hidden vote” in his favor.
Was he mistaken in focusing his campaign on radical proposals against immigration rather than on purchasing power, as his RN rival, Marine Le Pen does? "There is what is in the news" and what is for "eternity." I am fighting so that the history of France can continue” and that “France remains France”, he reaffirmed.
The candidate spoke with professionals, chaining the selfies. Employees expressed their disapproval, one launching a mocking "Allah Akbar", while others defended a France "blue white red multicolored" or asked the candidate to "leave their children alone".
A Malian worker, Mohamed Dantioko, dialogued with Eric Zemmour to oppose his program.
“I told him that I did not agree. With him, all of France's problems boil down to immigration. He wants to send foreign unemployed workers back after six months, it's unfair, ”explained Mr. Dantioko to Agence France-presse. Eric Zemmour stressed that he had no problem with “working immigrants”.
Eric Zemmour at the Rungis wholesale market, April 1, 2022. BERTRAND GUAY / AFP
We take advantage of your question to clarify that there will be no hoax in this direct, and there will not be any in the other publications of Le Monde either. Jean-Luc Mélenchon intends to consult his base in the event of a Macron-Le Pen second round.
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Adrien Quatennens: "We will surely not say" to vote for Emmanuel Macron if he faces Marine Le Pen in the second round
The spokesperson for Jean-Luc Mélenchon mentioned, this morning on Public Sénat, the consultation by Jean-Luc Mélenchon of his militant base before giving voting instructions in the event of a second round between the outgoing Head of State and the far-right candidate.
“We will surely not say” to vote for Emmanuel Macron if he is facing Marine Le Pen, he underlined.
"To say that not a voice should go to the far right is to take a stand", he justified, seeing in it a "paralyzing ray" by which, politically, "you can no longer do anything". For Mr. Quatennens, “people will do what they want”, specifying however that, in this consultation, “the National Rally vote will not be an option”.
“You have a President of the Republic who announces a program of nameless social brutality,” he castigated. In his eyes, "these people want to ransack the state, we are not going to run with enthusiasm to say that they are the absolute bulwark" against the far right.
For Adrien Quatennens, "of course" that Emmanuel Macron must "account" on consulting firms
“Yes”, we can completely do without consulting firms, judged Adrien Quatennens, this morning on Public Senate, in particular, because “we have a quality public administration”. For him, this is a "state scandal".
“If we were in a perfect democracy, the McKinsey scandal would be able to prevent the president from running for office,” he says.
For Adrien Quatennens, "the sanctions against the oligarchs do not go far enough"
Jean-Luc Mélenchon's spokesperson was the guest of Public Sénat this morning. Referring to Vladimir Putin's decision to charge gas deliveries in roubles, the deputy from La France insoumise recalled the proposal for a "common currency for international trade", which would avoid, according to him, "that the currencies of some and others serve as a means of geopolitical pressure”.
“The sanctions on the oligarchs do not go far enough”, according to him, and it is necessary to “hit the oligarchs” more precisely around Vladimir Putin, instead of deciding on “all-out” sanctions. Otherwise, it leads to “pushing Russia into the arms of the Chinese”.
"The money of the Russian oligarchs is found a lot in European tax havens," he recalled, accusing Emmanuel Macron of having removed European countries from the list of tax havens.
A Russian gas embargo? “It's a solution in the arsenal, but to do what? To prefer American shale gas? This is a question worth asking,” according to Quatennens.
More broadly, concerning the war in Ukraine, he considered that we "are depriving ourselves of a complete geopolitical analysis" if we do not consider that the United States wanted to widen their sphere of influence in the east of the Europe, arousing the tension of the Kremlin. This, he says, is a “fully grounded analysis”.
Fabien Roussel opposes any useful vote in the first round
While his rival Jean-Luc Mélenchon often presents himself as the "effective vote" on the left, the communist candidate to call on the French, this morning on RTL, to vote by "conviction" on April 10, first round of the presidential election :
We must stop taking the French for sheep because we are tired of being shorn (…). The presidential election is two rounds. There is one where you vote for your ideas. It's a vote of conviction. Otherwise, we do as in the United States: Republican, Democrat, one round, two candidates, and we don't talk about it anymore. There have always been five-six candidates on the right, five-six candidates on the left. The French like to vote for the one they feel closest to in the first round. Let them be.
And what are we waiting for today?
Anne Hidalgo is traveling to Nantes, while Valérie Pécresse is going to Rognac (Bouches-du-Rhône). Nicolas Dupont-Aignan is going to Carcassonne. Several candidates are invited to submit their proposals on the theme of migration by twenty organizations committed to the inclusion of newcomers. The auditions start from 2 p.m. from the Museum of the History of Immigration, in Paris. Marine Le Pen gives a meeting in Stiring-Wendel (Moselle) from 6:30 p.m. Nathalie Arthaud gives a speech in Vénissieux (Rhône), at 7 p.m.
What happened yesterday ?
Emmanuel Macron denounced "untruths" about the contracts signed by the government with the consulting firm McKinsey, before defending the use of this company for specific missions. The executive has been facing controversy since the Senate report on these cabinets, published on March 17. Valérie Pécresse presented her calendar of "one hundred days for the recovery of France". She mentioned a European summit "dedicated to protecting the interests of Europe and Europeans", a "strategic review" of defense and a "social and wage conference" to put the 10% increase in wages on track. . Jean-Luc Mélenchon said that in the event of a second round between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, he will consult the 310,000 people who supported him online before giving a voting instruction. Position deemed ambiguous by his environmental opponent Yannick Jadot. Socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo called on voters and socialist activists to "not shave the walls" during the ballot, during a trip to Liévin (Pas-de-Calais). She denounced the "widening inequalities" in France and "retirement at 65" defended by Emmanuel Macron.
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On the menu for Friday, April 1
Campaign party. Anne Hidalgo, the socialist candidate, is traveling to Nantes, while the Republican candidate, Valérie Pécresse, is going to Rognac (Bouches-du-Rhône). The sovereignist presidential candidate, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (Debout la France), is going to Carcassonne.
Great oral devoted to migrations. Several presidential candidates are invited to present their proposals on the theme of migration by twenty organizations committed to the inclusion of newcomers. The auditions start from 2 p.m. from the Museum of the History of Immigration, in Paris.
Meetings. Marine Le Pen, candidate of the National Rally, gives a meeting in Stiring-Wendel (Moselle) from 6:30 p.m. The candidate of Lutte Ouvrière, Nathalie Arthaud, gives a speech in Vénissieux (Rhône), in the Irène-Joliot room -Curie, at 7 p.m.
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