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Macron, the only candidate not to participate in the political program of France 2?  The LDS reacts — RT in French

According to Le Parisien, the president should not participate in the program “Elysée 2022” before the first round, a decision which reacted to journalists from France 2 while all his competitors complied with the exercise.

A president above the fray, to the point of not participating in one of the main political broadcasts on public service channels in the last week before the election? According to The ParisianEmmanuel Macron’s campaign team informed France 2 that he was responding in the negative to the invitation to participate in the program “Elysée 2022”, one of the television meetings of the presidential campaign allowing candidates to detail their program for the country.

The society of journalists (SDJ) of France 2 was moved and wrote an open letter to the outgoing president, surprised that the multiple invitations sent to the candidate did not receive a positive response. Even though the show brings together nearly “2 million viewers”, underlines the SDJ, which notes that Emmanuel Macron has visited many other antennas, both private and public.

The journalists did not fail to slip in a reference to the projects of the outgoing president concerning the financing of public broadcasting: “You who have plans to abolish the license fee, and therefore to deprive public broadcasting of its main means of subsistence and independence, why don’t you come and answer questions from journalists from France 2?” they asked.

The candidate’s entourage reportedly told the Parisian that a simple problem of agenda was in question: “We made choices, as we did not make BFM or CNews, for example”, would have argued his team, affirming that there was “no problem with France 2, or with the public service”. Putting forward as proof, among other things, Emmanuel Macron’s recent participation in the program Dimanche en politique on France 3 on March 27, during which he notably responded to the attacks on the McKinsey affair, which was not without disrupt his campaign.

On March 31, Marine Le Pen, Nathalie Arthaud, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Fabien Roussel, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan and Jean Lassalle – very critical of the quality of the campaign – had succeeded each other on the France 2 set. absence of the president-candidate, the chain will limit itself, according to The Parisianto broadcast images of his meeting at La Défense Arena held on April 2.


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