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Éric Zemmour puts on the clothes of a candidate

2021-12-05T20:22:37.027Z

For his first meeting, the essayist gathered in Villepinte more than 12,000 people five days after his official declaration of candidacy. He offered himself a show of force, unprecedented in this campaign.



He thought her behind him.

For Eric Zemmour, the "crossroads" was nevertheless good this Sunday, during this first major presidential campaign raout.

Five days after his official declaration of candidacy;

a month after the first hiccups in the momentum that could carry it, during October, in the polls, at the gates of the second round.

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Tensions under control in the Villepinte room, at the Eric Zemmour meeting

The essayist wanted to sign a show of force, unprecedented in its scope in this campaign for 2022. Fill the huge hall of the Villepinte exhibition center, near Paris, four months before the presidential election.

Twelve thousand five hundred seats, seven giant screens, a scenography worthy of a blockbuster, under jets of blue, white, red light ... Nothing was spared to contradict the story which, after several blunders and controversies, already depicted the shooting star essayist.

At the head of a breakthrough as flamboyant as it is ephemeral.

"Successful bet",

jubilant team and relatives of the candidate, their champion not yet on the platform.

Willingness to do battle

"We are no longer doing politics, we are making history,"

assures essayist Paul-Marie Couteaux, seeing the hangar fill with tens of thousands of people. Among which less than 30 years and higher social categories were particularly represented. In the first rows, in addition to the wife and children of the author of the

French Suicide

, the businessman Pierre-Jean Chalençon could be seen, a jacket bearing the effigy of Napoleon Bonaparte on his back. Alongside the former Macronist deputy Joachim Son-Forget.

"We are already at 40,000 tweets, 20,000 people are connected to live, and it has not even started,

welcomes Samuel Lafont, digital manager of the campaign.

Even without knowing the rhetoric, the mere fact that there are so many people is enough to turn the tide. ”

Arrived on stage under the now traditional "Zemmour president", the essayist will have attacked his speech with the will to do battle with his scorners:

"You have braved political correctness, the threats of the extreme left and the hatred of the media ,

congratulates his supporters, the former journalist, thin glasses on his nose.

My adversaries want my political death, the journalists want my social death and the jihadists want my death at all. ”

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Presidential 2022: Eric Zemmour baptizes his party "Reconquest"

To better oppose the militant fervor which he enjoys to the attacks of an alleged system against him, Eric Zemmour launches to his militants:

“If they hate me, it is because they hate you;

if they despise me, it is because they despise you.

You, this people they had underestimated, who they even thought they had gotten rid of. "

In his very written speech of more than an hour and a half, the candidate assures us:

“Yes, I make a distinction between who is French and who is not.

No, I will not dismiss some French people!

Yes, I reach out to Muslims who want to become our brothers!

Many are already. ”

Before repeating his desire to return to land rights, to toughen the conditions for naturalization and to abolish social benefits for foreigners.

Rallies

The absence this Sunday of the founder of Puy du Fou, Philippe de Villiers, was felt as a "

major disappointment

" for Eric Zemmour, according to several relatives.

A defect that was remedied as best they could by a succession of “allied” speeches.

From Vijay Monany, young elected Republicans of Seine-Saint-Denis, to the former elected National Rally of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Agnès Marion.

Without forgetting the former representative of the “yellow vests”, Jacqueline Mouraud, the president of the conservative movement (ex-Sens commun) Laurence Trochu and the leader of Via (ex-Christian Democratic Party) Jean-Frédéric Poisson.

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Unsurprisingly, all of them will have formalized their rallying to the candidacy of Eric Zemmour, for having

"succeeded in installing civilization issues at the heart of the presidential campaign".

All are intended to join Eric Zemmour's new party, Reconquest, the launch of which was formalized this Sunday and to which the candidate called at the conclusion of his meeting everyone from LR, RN or the ranks of abstention to join.

"I reach out to voters, executives, sympathizers, Republicans, many of whom were represented by my friend Eric Ciotti,"

he concluded just hours after the disappointed finalist of the LR congress publicly demonstrated firsts differences with Valérie Pécresse.

Source: lefigaro

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