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Fabien Roussel deplores a campaign “under morphine”

The presidential campaign ends “under morphine”, deplores Thursday in an interview the communist candidate Fabien Roussel who judges “serious” the refusal of the president candidate Emmanuel Macron to debate while the risk of a strong abstention is high. “We lived through a campaign under Pfizer, we ended it under morphine,” said the deputy from the North, who regrets in this interview with L’Humanité Magazine not having been able to “debate with candidate Macron about tax evasion, lives of employees, retirees”.

Macron under the fire of criticism from his competitors

“It is serious that he refused. Especially if it is then to shed crocodile tears in the event of strong abstention”, he adds while Emmanuel Macron is under fire from the criticism of his competitors for not having participated Tuesday evening in the political program “Élysée 2022” on France 2, the only one to have refused among the twelve candidates. Three days before an undecided ballot which could be marked by a strong abstention, approaching or exceeding according to the polls the record of 2002 (28.4%), the Communist candidate, credited with some 3% of the voting intentions, defends that “there is no useless vote”, when the LFI candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon (16% in the polls) advocates “effective voting”.

“We have been asked to vote by default for twenty years”

“We have been asked to vote by default for twenty years, to vote in the first round to eliminate a candidate planned for the second”, he recalls with reference to the arrival in the second round of the candidate of the National Front (now National Rally) Jean-Marie Le Pen in 2002. “It’s fed up. In the first round, we vote for our ideas, we vote for ourselves”, affirms the candidate who wants to address “to the end” to ” those who doubt, to those who hesitate, who voted a move to the left, a move to the right”.

“I ask them to vote for themselves, for their wallets, the future of their children”, adds Fabien Roussel, the first communist candidate in the election since 2007. In 2012 and 2017, the PCF had supported the candidacy of Jean -Luc Melenchon.

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