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candidates react to Macron’s only meeting before the 2022 presidential election – RT in French

Emmanuel Macron held his only campaign meeting on April 2, with the aim of highlighting his record and putting forward some proposals. The opportunity for his opponents to comment on – and criticize – his statements.

During his meeting held on April 2, 2022 in Nanterre, Emmanuel Macron tried to defend his record and made a few proposals for a possible second five-year term; statements that have largely reacted to his opponents in the race for the Elysée.

Marine Le Pen thus attacked Emmanuel Macron on his record in terms of purchasing power, in particular the impact of his tax policies on energy consumption: “For 5 years, Emmanuel Macron has financed the abolition of the solidarity tax on wealth by taxing fuel, gas, heating oil and electricity for all households.”

Eric Zemmour unsurprisingly lambasted the President of the Republic for his migration policy. “Emmanuel Macron says he has no lesson to receive on illegal immigration. I will take care to give it to him anyway, ”wrote the Reconquest candidate on Twitter.

“Emmanuel Macron decides to attack me in his meeting. Let him come and discuss. He has 7 days left to pretend to have campaigned,” he also tweeted.

Nicolas Dupont-Aignan for his part attacked Emmanuel Macron’s record in terms of public health policy: “17,300 closed beds, ransacking of the hospital, medical deserts… The caregivers are applauded at the Arena. Those who have been excluded, are they too?” he quipped.

On the left of the political spectrum, Jean-Luc Mélenchon denounced the “social threats” made by the President-candidate: “Old-fashioned decor for a long notarial unpacking sewn with improbable satisfecits and social threats for the future.”

Philippe Poutou, in a meeting at the same time at the Cirque d’Hiver, denounced the fact that Emmanuel Macron would have “stolen” his slogan: “While his friends the rich are stealing public money, Macron is stealing our slogans from us. Definitely, these people dare everything… that’s even how we recognize them. he added, taking up the famous quote from Audiard in the uncle gunslingers.

Emmanuel Macron would have gathered more than 30,000 people during his meeting, according to CNews. A figure which is however the subject of intense debatesin particular following the dissemination of images showing empty seats on social networks.

Given favorite by the polls, the Head of State is gradually being overtaken by Marine Le Pen, while the McKinsey affair continues to gain momentum.


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