2:41 pm: Jean-Luc Mélenchon prepares the meeting in Marseille.
The big meeting of Jean-Luc Mélenchon this Sunday at 14:00 on the Prado beach in Marseille is being prepared with huge resources, according to our reporter Luc Chaillot.
The candidate for La France insoumise, approaching the second round of voting, is hoping for a new show of force after a rally in the Place de la République in Paris, which attracted tens of thousands of supporters, and before that in the Place du Capitol in Toulouse. Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s team is expecting up to 50,000 participants this Sunday in Marseille. The walk will start from the Prado roundabout near the Velodrome stadium to reach the Prado beach overlooking the sea.
1:55 pm: Anne Hidalgo ‘realizes that the Socialist Party is too weak for this campaign’
The Socialist candidate was this morning the guest of the morning RMC. Asked about her struggles — she is credited with less than 5% in polls — Anne Hidalgo lamented the context of “a campaign that didn’t really take place.” She also said that she knows “the Socialist Party is very weak in this campaign” but believes that “our proposals are good for our country.”
12:50 pm: “Emmanuel Macron will not be in the second round” Nicolas Dupont-Aignan wants to believe
At France 3, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, who won 2.5% of the vote in the polls, wants to believe that “the French will vote very strongly and Emmanuel Macron will not be in the second round.”
“Enough of this nonsense, this propaganda with polls of 900 people,” the candidate assesses. When asked about his association with Marine Le Pen in the event of a second round of Marine Le Pen – Emmanuel Macron, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan refuses to indicate whether he will support the National Association candidate, as he did in 2017. “I don’t play in the final, I play first and first round matches. Elections are never held. We don’t know if Emmanuel Macron or Marine Le Pen will be in the second round.
12:45 pm: Nicolas Dupont-Aignan wants a ‘real peace plan’ in Ukraine
News guest at 12:30 pm on France 3 Nicolas Dupont-Aignan called for a “real peace plan” for Ukraine, which would consist of “Ukraine’s neutrality, Donbass autonomy and the withdrawal of Russian troops.” “I am sad that we do not understand that the best service for the Ukrainians is a peace plan,” the sovereignist candidate said.
Nicolas Dupont-Aignan also wants “measures for the daily life of the French”, including a limit of 1.70 euros per liter of fuel, taxing the windfall profits of oil companies, restoring the tax on very large fortunes.
12:15 pm: Zemmour meeting on Sunday under different security
1,600 police and security agents will be deployed this Sunday for Eric Zemmour’s meeting at the Place du Trocadero in Paris.
More than 40,000 people have already registered, and 500 journalists have been accredited. The event cost 1 million euros.
12:12 pm: Hidalgo, Mélenchon and Jadot at the meeting this weekend
Anne Hidalgo is going to Occitania this Saturday. The PS candidate will be at the meeting this afternoon from 15:00 at the Palais des Sports in Toulouse.
As for Yannick Jadot, he will be at Zenith in Paris this Sunday from 13:00, and Jean-Luc Mélenchon in Marseille on the same day from 15:00.
12:05 pm: Comedians are also in the village
Every morning at the same time, the radio covers the presidential campaign. “We hold political comedians with a responsibility that goes beyond them,” says Charlene Wanghoenacker.
Our article can be read HERE.
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