“I will vote for Emmanuel Macron,” who is “the only one in a position to act,” said former President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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10:31 : Lionel Jospin fire Le Pen and vote for Emmanuel Macron in the second round, the former socialist prime minister announces.

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10:13 am : Jean Castex flew a Falcon to Perpignan on Sunday to vote in his city of Prades (Pyrénées-Orientales), prompting many criticisms of the financial and environmental costs of such an airplane journey.. The Prime Minister must be in Paris very quickly if there is the slightest problem. Period for disputesRide the RTL this morning.

Prime Minister Jean Castex in Prades (Oriental Pyrenees), April 10, 2022, during the first round of the presidential election.  (JC Milhet / Hans Lucas)(JC Milhet / Hans Lucas)

10:08 : https://t.co/jjwExQhDLF

10:09 : “The importance of the upcoming decisions obliges me to leave my restraint in order to indicate with all clarity what my vote will be”writes Nicolas Sakozy in his press release posted on his social networks, specifying that Emmanuel Macron “has the necessary experience to deal with a serious international crisis that is more complex than ever.”. He also points out that the outgoing president “puts the value of work at the center of all its priorities”.

10:14 am : “I will vote for Emmanuel Macron” announces former President of the Republic Nicolas Sarkozy in a press release.

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09:56 : Jean-Francois Cope says to himself “sorry” that his party “cannot take a position of complete opposition to Le Pen”. Mayor Mo and former UMP president criticizes his political family for not explicitly calling for a runoff vote for Emmanuel Macron to block RN.

09:35 : For all French.#MarinePrésidente https://t.co/YfOs4lZPlS

09:34 : Marine Le Pen has just unveiled a very sober new poster of her sitting with her hands folded on a table where we can read “for all French people”. This is “nod to the official photo” the current president of the republic, a close friend of the candidate told AFP.

09:17 : Watching the news:

The second day of the election campaign of Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. About France Inter, President of RN condemned a “treason” Jean-Luc Mélenchon to his constituents when he telephoned them on Sunday evening at “not [lui] give one vote. For my part, Gerald Darmanin defended Emmanuel Macron’s concession last night on pension reform. “It’s called listening”– stressed the Minister of the Interior. Follow our live broadcasts.

Russian forces continue to put pressure on the strategic port city of Mariupol, which Ukrainian soldiers are desperately trying to defend. The Russians have been besieging and shelling this strategic city for several weeks now, the capture of which would allow them to consolidate their territorial gains on the coastal strip along the Sea of ​​Azov, connecting areas of Donbass with the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014.

Six Russian agents operating in France “under diplomatic cover” were “declared persona non grata” in the territory. This decision should “a very long investigation” DGSI, which made it possible to update “a covert operation carried out by the Russian special services” in France, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Israeli police shot a Palestinian this morning who had just stabbed a police officer in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon, law enforcement said.

08:59 : “We can’t say that the situation has improved socially,” Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) responds to Emmanuel Macron’s five-year term to listener #le79Inter #Presidentielle2022 #Elysee2022 https://t.co/m9urDofqud

08:59 : At France Inter, Marine Le Pen ensures that VSE and SME “won’t stop complaining, saying that Emmanuel Macron only created devices that benefited large groups”. “These are those who did not need to be helped, they actually helped”– adds the leader of the National Rally.

08:52 : For Gerald Darmanin, Eric Zemmour “played useful idiots” on behalf of Marine Le Pen, being more radical than her, while the National Rally candidate “try”, According to him, “erase its roughness”.

08:50 : Franceinfo guest, Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin confirms that “Marine Le Pen does not say how she will return the money” and that his program “This is a shameless lie that will lead the country, and especially small investors, to ruin.”

08:42 : For Marine Le Pen, “Ithe veil is an islamist uniform, not a muslim uniform. It is the uniform of ideology, not the uniform of religion.”, assures the RN candidate at France Inter. She wants to ban the wearing of the veil on the street.

08:32 : .@MLP_officiel: “The behavior of Jean-Luc Mélenchon was a source of great surprise for me: five years ago he was tougher against the virtual Emmanuel Macron than on Sunday against the real Emmanuel Macron. He thought more about him than about the French. ” #le79Inter #Elysee2022 https://t.co/llxxNo6nth

08:32 : Jean-Luc Mélenchon was closer to Emmanuel Macron on Sunday evening than he was five years ago.

France Inter morning show guest this morning Marine Le Pen believes that “Jean-Luc Mélenchon thought more of himself than of the French, more of his elected officials than of the electorate.”calling not to vote for her on Sunday evening. “IIt’s already in the law.” considers candidate RN.This is a betrayal on his part.” she assures.

08:23 : For Julien Audul, spokesman for RN, Emmanuel Macron “reacts like a salesperson” mention of the possibility‘”to open the door” to the transfer of the retirement age to 64 years instead of 65 years, as he proposed before. “He sees that this measure is frightening today”analyzes support for Marine Le Pen.

08:04 : Valerie Pecresse, who won 4.78% of the vote in the first round, is a far cry from the 20% won by François Fillon, the Republican nominee in 2017. Our journalist Noé Beaudoin explains to you who the right-wing voters have approached. year.

Candidates for leadership in 2022 in the municipalities that propelled Fillon to first place in 2017 (MATHIEU LEHOT-COUETTE / FRANCEINFO)

07:51 : France 2’s 4 Truths guest Jordan Bardella addresses the voters of Jean-Luc Mélenchon: Will they vote for a candidate who proposes to retire at 65? (…) Who canceled the referendum initiated by the citizens? There will be no fakes with Marine Le Pen”assures the president of the RN.

07:50 : For Acting National Rally President Jordan Bardella, Emmanuel Macron “it’s everything and the opposite of everything“. He notes that the outgoing president is moderately “his argument” retire at 65 “approaching the second round”.

07:22 : Midi Sending emphasizes that Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are now “Twelve Days to Convince” and that the candidates “Yesterday in the Field” : the first in Denant (North), where her opponent took first place in the first round, the second in Yonne, where she talked a lot about purchasing power.

07:22 : “Red Nerves” title Southwestwhich indicates that “political forces digest defeat with pain.” The newspaper notes that Emmanuel Macron took first place in the suburbs of Bordeaux, followed by Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

07:14 : As for regional newspapers, Republican East quotes in one of the PS the mayor of Nancy, Mathieu Klein, who believes that the Socialist Party “dead”. “This failure is a collective failure”he added, moved.

07:09 : Behind Parisian, abstentions and Mélenchon voters will second round judges. The daily paper also reviews “SOS” released yesterday by Valerie Pecresse. The Republican candidate did “call for donations” for “survival” Republican Finance.

06:56 : World talk about the second round “more uncertain”emphasizing that the situation “changed drastically” compared to 2017, “with a margin of votes for the far right and a result that promises to be tougher.”

06:47 : It’s time for a press review! Release hit the front page of Emmanuel Macron’s campaign between the two rounds, which started yesterday in Denen (North) with “strategy to win the left electorate”.

09:49 : Let’s start with the item on the news:

Emmanuel Macron said that last night, on the first day of the runoff campaign, he was ready “to open the door” transferring the retirement age to 64 years, and not 65 years, as indicated in his program, “if there is too much tension” and what can he “come to a consensus”. “I am ready to move the relationship in time and say that we will not necessarily carry out reform until 2030 if I feel too much anxiety among people,” he said, in particular.

For her part, Marine Le Pen, who says she has been studying for five years, is due to speak to reporters first in the morning on France Inter this morning and then later in the evening at 20:00 on TF1. The RN candidate, which advocates keeping the retirement age at 62, wants to initiate a deep reform of institutions if she is elected president on April 24, including resorting to a referendum and registering “national priority” in the Basic Law. This principle will “French Only” to access certain social benefits as specified in his program.

Russian forces continue to put pressure on the strategic port city of Mariupol, which Ukrainian soldiers are desperately trying to defend, and in eastern Ukraine, where Kyiv expects a major offensive soon. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accuses Russia of using chemical weapons in the city. The UK is trying to verify this information.

Nicholas Zepeda, who stubbornly denies killing his Japanese ex-girlfriend Narumi Kurosaki, will decide his fate today, the day after the Attorney General’s requisition, which demanded a life sentence from him.

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