LIVE – Presidential: Christiane Taubira calls to vote Emmanuel Macron – Liberation

The two finalists face off this Wednesday evening at 9 p.m. in the only debate between the two rounds. Objective for Marine Le Pen, not to repeat the catastrophic performance of five years ago.
par LIBERATION and AFP

The day of the debate has arrived. It is by drawing lots that purchasing power ends up being the first theme to be discussed this Wednesday evening by Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron. If journalists had control over the themes chosen, “there was an arbitration to be done on the opening, the first theme addressed”says Thierry Thuillier (TF1), evoking “a disagreement” between the two parties.

10h09

In New Caledonia, the separatists call for abstention for the second round. The historical Kanak struggle movement, the Socialist Kanak National Liberation Front (FLNKS) and the USTKE union have called on their activists and sympathizers to “Abstain” Sunday during the second round of the presidential election. “The order of the dam against the extreme right does not suffer from any hesitation. Nevertheless, voting for Emmanuel Macron means approving the bogus referendum consultation of December 12 that the outgoing president stubbornly organized in defiance of the Kanak people., the organizations said in a statement. The separatists had unsuccessfully asked the State to postpone the third and final referendum on the independence of the Noumea Agreement (1998) to the end of 2022, due to the health crisis which, according to them, had not made it possible to carry out campaign. Boycotted by the separatists, the ballot was won hands down by the loyalists (96.5%).

9h43

The between-rounds debate will also be on Twitch. On the platform this Wednesday evening, four major channels will comment on the Macron-Le Pen duel live, thanks to a financial agreement with broadcasters TF1 and France 2 which is controversial in the streamer community. Our article.

9h24

For Macron a semblance of unpreparedness at the risk of arrogance, for Le Pen revenge to be taken and credibility to be regained. Despite pretending not to prepare for Wednesday night’s debate, the president-candidate is working ahead of the second leg and looking for “the phrase that will go down in history”, while the RN candidate is expected at the turn after her failed performance in 2017.

9h00

Mobilization of sport against Marine Le Pen: “The far right is the end of sport, it is human sorting, it is stigmatization”. Tuesday evening, nearly 300 people from the world of sport gathered at the Maison du judo in Paris to recall that “sport is not apolitical” and to call for a blockage to the far right on April 24. Our report.

8h28

Insufficient ecology on the Macron side, instrumentalized on the Le Pen side. Absent from the presidential campaign, the environment will have been present in extremis between the two rounds of the election. Journalists Léa Salamé and Gilles Bouleau have promised, the subject will be on the table this Wednesday evening during the televised debate they will host between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, even if ecology only occupies one place. marginal in the programs of the two qualified. Worse, the RN candidate’s project combines climate denial and attacks on the rule of law. Read our comparison.

7h48

The PS votes in favor of a rally with LFI for the legislative elections. The National Council of the Socialist Party, a kind of Parliament of the political formation, adopted Tuesday evening a resolution proposing to discuss with all the forces of the left, including La France insoumise, to find an agreement in the legislative elections. This is a major turning point for the PS in its strategy to consider an agreement with the party of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, said a participant, even if for the moment, LFI has indicated that it does not want to discuss with the PS, too critical of their candidate during the campaign.

7h30

Christiane Taubira calls to vote Emmanuel Macron. The former presidential candidate carried by the popular Primary calls to vote for the outgoing president, given the winner on Sunday evening against the far-right candidate: according to the latest polls on Tuesday, he would win within a range of 55% 56.5% of the vote against 43.5% to 46% for Marine Le Pen. In 2017, Emmanuel Macron won against Marine Le Pen with 66% of the vote.


Source: Libération by www.liberation.fr.

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