In a video made at the Louvre, Marine Le Pen presents herself as the only alternative to Emmanuel Macron
“It is here, five years ago that Emmanuel Macron began a five-year term which he presented as ambitious (…). Five years later, the promise of this exhibited benevolence, of this proclaimed reconciliation, of this affirmed humility, of this respect for everyone, has vanished, ”says Marine Le Pen in this three-minute clip.
“A message of mobilization”
The leader of the National Rally multiplies the historical references there, like her competitor on the far right Éric Zemmour, by strolling in the courtyard of the Louvre, “mythical place which symbolizes the continuity of France”, chosen to deliver “a message of mobilization and hope”.
“To definitively close the parenthesis opened five years ago of toxic macronism for the country, I need you by my side”, she concludes in this video broadcast on the day when she should have held a “Presidential Convention” in Reims, finally postponed due to “the health situation”.
The far-right candidate is also due to hold a press conference on France’s EU presidency on Tuesday, the day before Emmanuel Macron’s speech to the European Parliament. However, the Head of State, who no longer hides his “desire” to be a candidate, intends to highlight this French presidency as the high point of his mandate.
The divide between “globalists” and “nationals”
It is thus for Marine Le Pen to regain her place as the first opponent of Emmanuel Macron and to reinstall the cleavage between the camp of the “globalists”, whom the president embodies in her eyes, and that of the “nationals”, whom she intends to represent.
Faced with the “mega supra candidate of the bankers”, she claims to represent “the France of the forgotten” and the working classes. She also accuses the president of “dividing” the country, “persecuting” the unvaccinated, and sowing “chaos” when she promises “national unity” and “tranquility”.
But Marine Le Pen is now in competition in her own camp with Éric Zemmour, who affirms that there is “no monopoly of the national candidacy”, and on the right by Valérie Pécresse, given shoulder to shoulder with her, according to recent polls.
Éric Zemmour and Valérie Pécresse, who respectively became candidates on November 30 and December 4, were even each given, briefly, in the second round in his place.
She wants to sweep them away by putting them in the same bag, accusing the “candidate of the plateaus” (Éric Zemmour) of serving as a “stepping stone” for the “candidate of the metropolises” (Valérie Pécresse), thanks to the sponsorship of elected LR in favor of the former columnist.
She also presents herself as the only “reasonable” candidate. When Emmanuel Macron says he wants to “annoy” the non-vaccinated and Valérie Pécresse bring out Nicolas Sarkozy’s “Karchër” to “clean up the neighborhoods”, she replies that she does not want “to speak loudly, but just”.
“People need certainty, a compass, a candidate who is not agitated”, affirms the one who bet on “de-demonization” to come to power.
Marine Le Pen, who wants to “reassure” the French about her ability to exercise power, after her failed debate in 2017 and her failure in the regional elections, admits that Éric Zemmour, by the “brutality” of his proposals, “refocuses” her. and can represent “a reserve of votes” in the second round.
Still, despite his desire not to fall into excess, the tone rose between them. “Everything is fake about him,” she said. Marine Le Pen is the “Arlette Laguiller of the national right”, retorted her rival.
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