In the war between Marine Le Pen and Eric Zemmour, the second has undoubtedly scored points this week.
While many claimed that the RN candidate had regained the upper hand over the leader of Reconquest, after being put in difficulty in the fall of 2021, Marine Le Pen seems to have been more affected politically for a few days.
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After the departures of the boss of RN deputies in the European Parliament Jérôme Rivière, Damien Rieu and Gilbert Collard at Éric Zemmour, Marine Le Pen considers Sunday on France 3 "
to have tanned leather
I suffered betrayals in my political life (...).
All these little political maneuvers, I bring little interest.
All my conviction, all my energy is targeted towards the situation of the French
, ”she points out.
A way to minimize these defections which nevertheless mark a turning point in the duel which has been going on for several months between the two nationalist applicants.
"There is a consistency", for Le Pen
Affected without saying so by these defections, Marine Le Pen does not say she is "
There is a consistency because these are people who since the start of the campaign have criticized me for making purchasing power a priority.
These are the people who reproach me for not going into this crazy war of religions.
And almost of this civil war that they seem to wish for the country
”, mocks the one who presents herself for the third time before the French.
Which presents itself tactically as a “
” of children who must live “
in serenity, in peace.
And whose discourse is more focused on economic subjects than on security or identity themes.
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For Marine Le Pen, those who left to join the shores of the Reconquest candidate must resign: “
It is the least of honesty with regard to voters.
everyone has the right to change party, but the least of righteousness is to return his mandate.
"All while pinning down their behavior:
"The way they do it, the lack of courage - if only to give me a phone call to tell me 'we're leaving' - that's what disgusts the French with politics.”
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While several echoes report a possible rallying of Marion Maréchal to Éric Zemmour, Marine Le Pen plays the card of serenity.
Marion indicated that she would support the best placed candidate.
Today, I am better placed than Éric Zemmour: I am today between 17 and 18%, it is today between 11 and 12%
”, tries to reassure the former boss of the RN.
To tell the truth, the gap between the two candidates is narrower than that: in an Ipsos survey for
and the Jean Jaurès Foundation published on Saturday, Marine Le Pen is estimated at 15.5% of voting intentions when Éric Zemmour cumulates 13%.
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On Saturday, the former editorialist presented his new recruits at a major meeting in Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes).
The opportunity to stage his project of union of the rights: between Guillaume Peltier, from LR, and Gilbert Collard and Jérôme Rivière, from the banks of the RN.
So many spoils of war to try to bring together right-wing voters.
A long-term operation aimed, according to him, at cutting the
established by François Mitterrand in the 1980s to separate the electorate in two.