the Eric Zemmour hypothesis agitates the campaign

As in the summer of 2020, the weekly of the reactionary right Current values dedicated its double issue of the first half of August to Eric Zemmour. Identity, Islam, immigration … The CNews polemicist for years has been mulling over the favorite themes of the newspaper, which has offered him his “one” eight times since 2018 – when the president of the National Rally (RN), Marine Le Pen, however on a comparable niche, had none.

But, unlike in previous years, the chestnut tree could, this time, offer some flowers. It is in any case the hope cherished by the right “outside the walls” – current apartisan of the extreme right of identity -, which dreams of seeing the chronicler of the Figaro, 62 years old, unashamedly develop his ideas during the presidential election of 2022, at a time when Marine Le Pen seeks to normalize.

In Current values, therefore, Eric Zemmour maintains their hopes, and the suspense. “I think we can act, he declares, without revealing his intentions. I know what to do, I have the necessary steps in mind, but the French also need to be ready for battle and refuse to allow themselves to be subjected any longer to the ambient propaganda. “

Evicted by its historical editor, Albin Michel, the author of French suicide is due to publish, on September 16, a self-published book whose title furiously resembles a campaign entry: France has not said its last word. His triptych: “Identity, education, industry”.

“It won’t work at all”

“His journey through Figaro, what he gives off, makes that he has perhaps a stronger potential in the voter The Republicans [LR] than RN. Through his intellectual courage, he can also mobilize disillusioned abstainers ”, estimated in The Parisian, in June, the former frontist MP for Vaucluse Marion Maréchal, who distanced herself from her aunt.

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Does the doubt still exist? When asked what could prevent him from appearing on the starting line of the presidential election, Eric Zemmour replied in Nice morning, August 4: “Material elements: the 500 signatures [d’élus] required, the financial means… But I have a lot of friends. We will see at the start of the school year; you don’t have much to wait. ” According to those around him, the timing of this announcement has not yet been decided. “It won’t be in September”, simply let go of a loved one.

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