They are watching the next controversy by rolling their eyes. Helpless, annoyed and frustrated. In a presidential campaign that they consider dominated by excesses and provocations, part of Emmanuel Macron’s support is stamping its feet. When will the head of state finally declare himself a candidate for re-election to allow them to respond?
The decision is not made. But, barring a twist, the President of the Republic does not “Will not fall off the mask” soon, to use the expression used by the person concerned during a trip to Corbières-en-Provence (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) on September 10. We are talking about the end of January 2022, for an election scheduled for April 10 and 24. We even talk about February, even March. A late entry into the campaign, therefore.
Too much ? Within Macronie, some, like Patrick Mignola, president of the MoDem group (presidential majority) in the National Assembly, dare to say so. “The decision to be a candidate is up to him, but I hope he will announce it quickly”, pleads the deputy in a interview at Figaro October 25. “The Head of State must embody the seriousness in the face of opponents in decline of rationality, who take the French for imbeciles. (…) To this contemptuous vision of our compatriots, Emmanuel Macron must oppose reason and common sense “, insists the centrist.
“Take care of your balance sheet”
From Mitterrand to de Gaulle, from Valéry Giscard d’Estaing to Nicolas Sarkozy, no president candidate for re-election has ever declared himself hastily, leaving little more than a two-month interval between the formalization of the candidacy and the ballot. General de Gaulle had even confined himself, in 1965, to campaigning only between the two towers. But the pre-campaign atmosphere, currently dominated by the themes of the far right, is deemed sufficiently deleterious by some of the “walkers” to make an exception. “We must find the “vista” of 2017, in particular, so as not to be the slaves of Zemmour’s controversies. What pleads not to delay too much to enter the campaign “, supports Gilles Le Gendre, deputy of Paris for La République en Marche (LRM, presidential party).
On the deaf ground the same impatience. Wednesday, October 27, Stéphane Travert, deputy for La Manche (LRM), gathered in Lyon the elected representatives of the metropolis to structure the support for the president within the committees for the re-election of Emmanuel Macron (CREM), whose elected Norman has the charge with the overseas minister, Sébastien Lecornu. The initiative ” take “, to believe Mr. Travert, with some 300 CREM already active bringing together activists and elected officials, inserted or not. But as in Lyon, the supporters are demanding “Information to answer” and ” a project “, points out Mr. Travert. “When you see this campaign which shaves the carpet, you want to do battle” , he admits.
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