Presidential election 2022 live: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen reserve themselves on the eve of their debate – Le Monde

For the Chiracs, “not a voice must be missing from Emmanuel Macron” Claude Chirac, daughter of former President Jacques Chirac, and her husband, Frédéric Salat-Baroux, former secretary general of the Elysée, called on Tuesday to Agence France-Presse (AFP) that “not a voice is missing for Emmanuel Macron” against Marine Le Pen in the second round of the presidential election. “As Jacques Chirac said throughout his life, the time has come to fight against extremism”, they underline in this declaration, and, “behind an apparently trivialized interval, the situation is infinitely more serious than in 2017 and 2002”, where the National Front (now National Rally) had already made it to the second round. “Behind the role play of the confrontation, Marine Le Pen and Eric Zemmour go together”, they warn, and “the far right does not have two faces but two faces”. “The first, by focusing on everyday concerns, has given itself the means to conquer power while the second federates and rebuilds a chilling ideology”, they judge. In their eyes, “faced with this reality, the answer is not to say ‘not a voice should go to Marine Le Pen’, which is a form of non-decision and laissez-faire”, explicit criticism of the position adopted by the Les Républicains party but also La France insoumise, “but in the clear and clear call for the Macron vote”. “For now, only one thing matters: not a voice must be missing from Emmanuel Macron,” they insist. The Chirac family does not give discharge to the candidate president. In an allusion to Emmanuel Macron’s rally proposal, she believes in particular that “the answer cannot be in the constitution of a vast single body of government, with the only alternative being an ideologically reconstructed far right and far left”. Between the two rounds of the 2002 presidential election, Jacques Chirac, who had refused the debate with Jean-Marie Le Pen, had castigated “extremism”, which “degrades and tarnishes the image and even the honor from France “. And, in a quasi-testament during his last televised speech delivered from the Elysée on March 11, 2007, before his departure, he had called on the French to “never come to terms with extremism, racism, anti-Semitism or rejection of the other”.