July 1, 2022

DIRECT. Presidential: Mélenchon in meeting in Montpellier for the first time since 2012

News, interview, polls, small sentences and decryptions… relive the news of the presidential election of 2022 through our live this Monday, January 24.

Every day and until the election of the next President of the Republic, the editorial staff of Midi Libre is mobilized to make you experience the campaign as closely as possible.

3:23 p.m. – Hidalgo first guest of Samuel Étienne on Twitch

France Télévision announced on Monday that the socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo would be the guest of the 8 p.m. news from France 2 this Tuesday, January 25. The mayor of Paris will answer questions from Anne-Sophie Lapix and political columnists from France Television, before honoring another media appointment.

Anne Hidalgo will indeed be the first political guest of journalist Samuel Étienne on France TV’s Twitch channel, as part of this presidential election. There, Internet users will be able to challenge him live. The political columnist Alix Bouilhaguet should also participate in this new format.

2:36 p.m. – Mélenchon at a meeting in Montpellier on February 13

The presidential campaign of the candidate of the Union Populaire will pass through Montpellier on 13th February next. Jean-Luc Mélenchon will hold a meeting there at the beginning of the afternoon, in the hall of the Sud de France Arena.

His last visit to the Hérault capital dates back to February 8, 2012, during a presidential campaign which ended with the election of François Hollande. Jean-Luc Mélenchon then failed in the first round with 11.1% of the vote.

In 2017, the president of Insubordinate France had almost passed through Montpellier. The candidate had held a virtual meeting, thanks to a hologram projected on the Arena stage. On April 11, 2013 and February 19, 2014, he came to Montpellier, but as political support during the legislative and then municipal elections.

READ ALSO – Presidential 2022: Jean-Luc Mélenchon will be at a meeting in Montpellier on February 13

1:51 p.m. – Macron will still wait to declare himself a candidate

Macron is playing for time on his candidacy, “I will announce my decision in due course”.

On the move in the Creuse this Monday, January 24, the President of the Republic was questioned by a young man about his possible candidacy during the visit of an agricultural high school. And Emmanuel Macron played the watch.

“I will announce my decision in due time. I will already continue to fight until the end, that, I can tell you. Because (…) we still have a lot of things to do. If everything had been settled… It’s not!”

Emmanuel Macron presidential candidate? “In due course, I will announce my decision. I will continue to fight until the end (…) So answer to the next episode ” pic.twitter.com/MJEWEmYTOd

– FX Bourmaud (@fxbourmaud) January 24, 2022

1:04 p.m. – Hérault: Valérie Pécresse’s supporters are getting organized

The Hérault supporters of the candidate Les Républicains Valérie Pécresse are getting organized. Stéphan Rossignol and Frédéric Lafforgue, co-presidents of the Hérault Support Committee with Pécresse, will hold a press conference this Friday, January 28 in the morning, in Montpellier.

12:26 p.m. – Aymeric Caron joins Mélenchon

The candidate of La France Insoumise, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, received this weekend the support of the journalist and great defender of the animal cause Aymeric Caron. In an interview at JDD, the former columnist of Laurent Ruquier assures that his candidacy is “the only bearer of hope”.

News warmly welcomed by elected Montpellier official Alenka Doulain (We Are Montpellier) who tweeted: “This new session of the Parliament of the UnionPopulaire (Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s movement for the 2022 presidential election, editor’s note) it is also an opportunity to celebrate the arrival of Aymeric Caron among us! Little by little the rainbow block theorized by Aurelie Trouvé (President of the parliament of the People’s Union, editor’s note) finds its Rainbow colors!”.

11:41 am – Zemmour: after Gilbert Collard, other rallies to come?

The presidential candidate Éric Zemmour recorded this Saturday January 22 the rallying of the former Gard deputy Gilbert Collard

The presidential candidate Éric Zemmour recorded this Saturday January 22 the rallying of the former Gard deputy Gilbert Collard

The presidential candidate Éric Zemmour recorded this Saturday, January 22 the rallying of the former Gard deputy Gilbert Collard, named honorary president and spokesperson for the Reconquête! party. One more rallying for the journalist and nationalist polemicist. One more defection for the National Rally and for its candidate president Marine Le Pen.

A few days ago, it was RN MEP Jérôme Rivière, former Republican Guillaume Peltier and far-right activist Damien Rieu who announced that they were joining Éric Zemmour for the Presidential election. And now, whose turn? All eyes turn to Marion Maréchal.

The niece of Marine Le Pen is a privileged target and assumed by the Zemmour clan, as certain relatives of the candidate have confirmed to the Huffington Post. So much so that this possible rallying is talking even among the supporters of Marine Le Pen. Asked about the rallies, the mayor of Béziers Robert Menard replied: “It’s a disaster for our camp (…). We are doing everything to miss this election. (…) If it ever continued, if tomorrow marion (Marshal, Editor’s note) sided with Eric Zemmour, it would be for this camp and for the RN of another magnitude.

TO GO FURTHER – The rallying of Collard to Zemmour variously appreciated in the Gard

10:57 a.m. – Hollande tempted by a new candidacy?

In a subject of France 3 broadcast on Sunday January 23, the former President of the Republic discusses the political situation of the left during a meeting with high school students. The socialist says: “It’s not going well” for his camp.

“A former president can very well go back to politics and be a candidate for the presidential election, it happened. I will speak soon”, launched François Hollande. A short sentence that sows doubt about the intentions of the former tenant of the Elysée.

10:35 a.m. – Antivax remarks: Robert Ménard attacks Philippot and Dupont-Aignan

About antivax: Robert Ménard attacks Philippot and Dupont-Aignan.

About antivax: Robert Ménard attacks Philippot and Dupont-Aignan.

The mayor of Béziers did not mince his words this Sunday, January 24 on Radio J, when attacking Florian Philippot and Nicolas Dupont-Aignan. Asked about the two politicians’ opposition to vaccines, Robert Menard said: “They are smart enough. I don’t think for a moment they believe what they say. They do this to grab some votes, to find a little political niche.

The elected representative from Biterrois – who will support Marine Le Pen in the 2022 presidential election – added: “I do not mind that we flatter in the direction of the hair this or that part of his electorate (…) but not when he acts to do so at the expense of people’s lives.”

Those like M. Dupont-Aignan, like M. Philippot, who amuse themselves to win a few votes by saying a certain number of monstrosities, senseless nonsense (…), they take on a responsibility that means that tomorrow I wouldn’t imagine sitting at the same table. Of course they have dead on their conscience.

Comments reiterated this Monday, January 24 on the set of LCI. And the mayor of Béziers cited the example of the hospital in his town, where the majority of Covid patients admitted to intensive care would not be vaccinated.

Faced with these statements, Florian Philippot, former right-hand man of Marine Le Pen today at the head of the Les Patritotes movement, announced on Twitter his desire to file a complaint for defamation. “Enough of the attacks on the Anti Pass! Not everything is authorized! For the honor of those whom Macron no longer considers to be citizens, I am filing a complaint against Robert Ménard for his defamatory remarks made today!”

Enough of the attacks against the Anti Pass! Not everything is allowed! For the honor of those whom Macron no longer considers citizens, I am filing a complaint against Robert Ménard for his defamatory remarks made today!
For this purpose, I have instructed the firm to @ DIVISION1 u2935ufe0f pic.twitter.com/LdKRcIkezU

— Florian Philippot (@f_philippot) January 23, 2022

9:58 am – Jean-Pierre Pernaut Minister of Dupont-Aignant?

Dupont-Aignan offers a job to Jean-Pierre Pernaut (photo): "Minister ? I have passed the age"

Dupont-Aignan offers a job to Jean-Pierre Pernaut (photo): “Minister? I have passed the age”

Not yet elected but already in the active recruitment phase, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan. The candidate of Stand up France was the guest of 1 p.m. on TF1 this Sunday, January 23. On the air, he proposed to appoint the former presenter of the JT Jean-Pierre Pernaut, still very popular, to the post of Minister of Regional Planning.

Coup de com or real proposal? It does not matter, since the main interested party quickly let it be known that he declined the invitation. Contacted by The Parisian, Jean-Pierre Pernaut replied with humor: “Me, minister? I have passed my age. I let people who are competent enough to take care of that. But I do not completely close the door. We never close the door .”

9:27 a.m. – Nearly 500,000 registered in the Popular Primary

Still highly criticized by certain left-wing candidates, notably Yannick Jadot and Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the Popular Primary seems to have found its audience among the voters. This Monday, the citizens’ initiative aimed at bringing out a common program and candidate on the left claimed 467,000 registered voters for the vote to be held on the internet between Thursday and Sunday.

READ ALSO – The popular primary, how does it work?

8:30 a.m. – Emmanuel Macron, imminent candidacy

The President of the Republic is traveling to Limousin on Monday, then to Haute-Vienne on Tuesday, officially to talk about the problems encountered in rural areas. But it is also a likely candidate who is beginning its seduction operation around its balance sheet.

Emmanuel Macron takes several ministers: Jacqueline Gourault (territorial cohesion and relations with local authorities), Olivier Veran (solidarity and health) Julien Denormandie (agriculture and food), Amelie de Montchalin (transformation and public service) and Joel Giraud (rurality).

TO GO FURTHER – Presidential 2022: the imminent announcement of the candidacy of Emmanuel Macron