Between Emmanuel Macron and Anne Hidalgo, a capital hostility – Liberation

What if it was them? A clash during the next presidential election between Emmanuel Macron and Anne Hidalgo has obviously nothing written. The mayor of Paris, behind Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the polls and neck and neck with Yannick Jadot, continues to advance masked. The health crisis can singularly darken the last year of Emmanuel Macron’s five-year term. The left is too divided to date to advance on an Anne Hidalgo scenario. And even Edouard Philippe stands in ambush in the event of presidential impediment. Nothing, therefore, far from it, but an option that the Head of State and the Mayor of Paris are obviously preparing with particular care. Very particular, since if the people around them know each other by heart, they themselves hardly appreciate each other.

It is seen as the nose in the middle of the face during official ceremonies. This was agreed on many issues, such as those of law and order, transport or of course the health crisis where disputes were frequent. Beyond the few executives stung in his cabinet, Hidalgo is angry with Macron for having stolen from him in 2017 the renewal card that she reserved for … 2022. Macron dreamed for his part of seeing LREM conquer Paris during the municipal elections. We know how it ended: with a final victory for Anne Hidalgo, which now allows the mayor of Paris to see further. Since then, she has tried to impose herself in the role of the most credible opponent; Emmanuel Macron, for his part, strives to erect the ecologists into number 1 opponents the better to snub and weaken it. In any case, this is a sign that he fears the mayor of Paris. More than any other leftist opponent? Possible. But it is above all proof that the essential for Emmanuel Macron consists in dividing the left as much as possible. He does it with talent. But the left helps him …

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