Presidential election

Presidential election - The first round of the presidential elections will be held in 4 days, and the candidates are throwing their last forces into battle. The leader of the republican party Valérie Pécresse has denounced an "increase in violence" during Macron’s term going on to detail her programme for security saying she wants to "enshrine safety in the constitution", with minimum prison sentences, promising "video protection everywhere" and she spoke in favour of “compulsory municipal police”, "armed and with much more power".

Meanwhile the leader of left Anne Hidalgo has also attacked Emmanuel Macron for refusing to participate in last night’s election debate on France 2, unlike all the other candidates.

And far right leader Marine Le Pen has assured that the French are "fed up" with the "sanitary cord" judging that Macron's mandate was an authoritarian one.

 

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French and Riviera News Monday 15th July 2024

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15/07/2024

Evening Update Friday 12th of July 2024

Deputy Clémentine Autain announced that she and other "purged" deputies of far-left La France Insoumise (LFI) have decided to form an association call... Evening Update Friday 12th of July 2024 Read More

12/07/2024

French and Riviera News Friday 12th July 2024

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12/07/2024

Evening Update Thursday 11th of July 2024

Far-left LFI leader Manon Aubry criticizes Emmanuel Macron for being in "total denial of reality" after he called for "republican forces" to form a st... Evening Update Thursday 11th of July 2024 Read More

11/07/2024

French and Riviera News Thursday 11th July 2024

French president Emmanuel Macron has called on political parties in France to “rise to the occasion and work together” to build a mainstream coalitio... French and Riviera News Thursday 11th July 2024 Read More

11/07/2024