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LIVE – Presidential: Zemmour defends the Russian position in the Ukrainian crisis

Posted 7 Feb. 2022 at 10:12Updated Feb 7. 2022 at 15:48

Nearly two months before the first round, the presidential campaign is now in full swing, with an election still uncertain. The weekend was marked by a remote duel between Marine Le Pen and Eric Zemmour, who gathered their troops in Reims and Lille. On the left, the battle is also launched. In Marseille, stronghold of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Fabien Roussel held his first major meeting, presenting himself as the “candidate of work and wages”.

Information to remember

> The showdown stretches to the far right

> Taubira wants an overhaul of Parliament

> The majority awaits Macron

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> Emmanuel Macron “determined and lucid” before meeting Vladimir Putin

The French president arrived in Moscow on Monday to meet his Russian counterpart in the Kremlin. He said he was “determined and lucid” about the possibility of reducing tension on Ukraine’s borders. Emmanuel Macron had conditioned, during an interview with “La Voix du Nord” his candidacy announcement to a de-escalation of tensions between the two countries.

Emmanuel Macron said he did not believe that there could be “short-term victory” in the negotiations but that the important thing was to “recreate” “trust” with Vladimir Putin. He will then travel to Kiev on Tuesday to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

> The Grandes Ecoles are calling for better student guidance

The Conference of Grandes Ecoles (CGE) presented Friday its flagship proposals for the presidential election. She highlights the importance of student guidance, which should make it possible to avoid self-censorship and the pursuit of “gendered” studies. School principals warn in particular about the lack of engineers, especially girls, in scientific fields. “The common core of the high school is not wide enough”, deplores the president of the CGE Laurent Champaney.

> Presidency of the RN: Marine Le Pen still receives her remuneration

While she passed the torch to Jordan Bardella during the campaign, the candidate is still paid as president of the far-right party. “Everyone understands that, in the case of the trips that she (Marine Le Pen) is required to make in the context of electoral campaigns, in the context of the people she is required to meet, she may have an envelope of costs for his lunches, for his travels, ”confirmed the interim president of the RN on BFMTV and RMC. According to his declaration to the High Authority for the transparency of public life (HATVP), this remuneration is around 5,000 euros per month.

> The match for the second round still very uncertain

For a month, no candidate for the Elysée Palace has experienced any momentum in the OpinionWay-Kéa Partners barometer for “Les Echos” and Classic Radio. The match for the second round between Marine Le Pen, Eric Zemmour and Valérie Pécresse remains very open.

> The results of our daily survey

> “Bérézina migration”: Clément Beaune criticizes the words of Valérie Pécresse

The Secretary of State for European Affairs replied curtly to the candidate LR, who had declared “not to exclude” the construction of walls at the borders of Europe, to face a “migratory berezina”.

> Le Pen does not want to be constantly associated with Zemmour

Sunday, for her first campaign meeting, the RN candidate targeted Emmanuel Macron. Two months before the election, competition is raging within the “national right”.

> “There are no Nazis in my team”, assures Zemmour

Accused of having “Nazi sympathies” among his troops, Eric Zemmour responded to the teams of Valérie Pécresse. “Nazification is starting to do well, what do the Nazis have to do with a Jew born in Algeria? he wondered. “There are no Nazis in my team, you have to stop with this insult that I first took lightly because it was so stupid. “Before calling to” stop this circus “.

> Ukraine: Eric Zemmour deems the Russian request “legitimate”

On France Inter this Monday morning, the candidate felt that Westerners should “commit to Ukraine never entering NATO”, as Moscow wishes. “Russia’s request is completely legitimate! »

According to the polemicist, the sending of tens of thousands of soldiers to the Ukrainian border takes place “as part of a standoff”. “Vladimir Putin is a Russian patriot, he defends his interests,” he said.

> Former socialist deputy Eduardo Rihan Cypel rallies Macron

Former deputy for Seine-et-Marne and spokesperson for the PS, Eduardo Rihan Cypel tells the “Parisian” that he will support Emmanuel Macron for the presidential election. He will join Territories of Progress, which constitutes the left wing of the majority. “When I see the situation of my party and other left formations, I find them irresponsible and not up to standard,” he justifies.

> Le Pen-Zemmour: the “social” against the “liberal”

As their presidential showdown grows, Marine Le Pen and Eric Zemmour are forcing the line on their economic differences. The two showed Saturday in meetings the extent of the fracture.

> Valérie Pécresse details her proposals for the school

Candidate LR wants autonomous schools, 5 to 10% of them would even be 100%. Vocational high schools would be entrusted to the regions. Mathematics would come back in force in the curriculum of future graduates.

> In the stronghold of Mélenchon, Fabien Roussel wants to mark his difference

For his first major meeting, the candidate of the French Communist Party detailed Sunday in Marseille his proposals in favor of employment and purchasing power, undermined according to him by the five-year term of Emmanuel Macron.

> In Reims, Marine Le Pen attacks Emmanuel Macron

The candidate of the National Rally held Saturday, Reims, the first major meeting of her campaign. She tried to revive herself and get out of the competition on the right by crushing the outgoing president.

> Christiane Taubira wants to put an end to 49.3 and the right of dissolution

Wishing “a real separation of powers”, the candidate estimated in the “JDD” that it was necessary “to give Parliament back control of its agenda and its agenda. I will remove 49.3, which is a forced passage.

“I will also remove the right of dissolution. When the National Assembly annoys it, the president forces it or dissolves it: it is no longer possible, ”continued the former Keeper of the Seals of François Hollande. She also called for the introduction of obligations “in terms of social parity and generational parity” to make the National Assembly more representative.

> In Lille, Eric Zemmour takes on Sarkozy accents

On Saturday, in front of nearly 7,000 people, the far-right candidate castigated the assistantship and brought up to date the “work more to earn more” of the former president. He also offered a pay-as-you-go bonus of up to three months net salary.

> The majority puts its divisions aside

Failing to be able to hold large meetings for the moment, the leaders of the presidential majority held, on Sunday, under the banner “together citizens” several round tables. An operation which also and above all aimed to close, for the moment, the period of friction with Edouard Philippe and to make the activists wait.

> The weekly review of our 2022 Presidential survey

Clear progress for Macron, Le Pen-Pécresse still elbow-to-elbow, Zemmour narrows the gap… Overview of the main lessons from the results of the OpinionWay-Kéa Partners daily barometer for “Les Echos” last week.