November 29, 2021

Nicolas Dupont-Aignan launches his campaign with a weakened party

Nicolas Dupont-Aignan has a significant advantage: he has no doubts, in any case not of himself. Candidate for the third time in the presidential election, he launched his campaign in Paris, Sunday, October 3, at the Cirque d’Hiver, in front of a bunch of mayors in sashes, but in a ruined landscape. On March 22, 134 of his executives left his party, Debout la France (DLF), to join the French Future, a small party allied with Marine Le Pen. Then, the 1is October, part of the office of its youth movement, Debout les jeunes, announced in a forum at Current values that he joined Eric Zemmour, after “To have made the sad observation” that Nicolas Dupont-Aignan “Will not advance to the second round”. This was already the case in 2012, where he had gathered only 1.8% of the vote, and in 2017 (4.7%). He had already lost in December 2020 the support of the former “yellow vest” Benjamin Cauchy, whom he had taken on his list in the European elections, who left to join Eric Zemmour.

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“I think I scored points this summer, saying what I thought”, assured Nicolas Dupont-Aignan on September 7, after a vigorous campaign against the health pass – it is also on this theme that he was most applauded on Sunday. But the deputy for Essonne, who still assured a few weeks ago that Eric Zemmour was “No longer a problem for Marine Le Pen” that for him, sees every day the voting intentions in his favor: only 1.5% if the far-right polemicist presents himself, against 4% if he abstains, according to the Ipsos Sopra-Steria poll The Parisian-Franceinfo for September 30. He also denounced Sunday, without quoting him, the candidate “Ephemeral polls, media bubbles, editorial buddies, oligarchs …”

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All-round attacks

The sovereignist candidate, unsurprisingly, vigorously attacked Emmanuel Macron, “System puppet”, accused of “To deconstruct France, to demolish our values, to bring our compatriots in line”, he who passed in 2017 for “A new man”, but of which “The imposture was total”. He judges that during the health crisis, “We could have saved a lot of lives if we had listened to real science” or Emmanuel Macron, Minister of the Economy in 2014, in “Bradant” the French company Alstom, was “Guilty of high treason”. He finally believes that the head of state “Divide and rule”, the “” Yellow vests “against traders, the vaccinated against the unvaccinated, the sick against the caregivers”.

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