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Presidential 2022: French cultural and identity insecurity?


ANALYSIS - The reaction to the changes in values ​​in our society can be found in particular in the vote for Éric Zemmour.

Gilles Ivaldi is a researcher at the CNRS Cevipof and a professor at Sciences Po Paris.

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Cultural and identity concerns are at the heart of the presidential campaign, particularly on the right of the political spectrum.

Such concerns represent important factors in the wave of authoritarian populism as we have seen recently in the United States with Donald Trump.

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Is Éric Zemmour a French Trump?

On this side of the Atlantic, the “reactionary” populism of Éric Zemmour draws the outlines of a French-style Trumpism.

The former polemicist would thus be able to mobilize on what political science identifies as a cultural "backlash", that is to say a reaction to the changes in values ​​in French society, against multiculturalism, against the "tyranny of minorities and the “political correctness” of “cosmopolitan” elites.

Preempt the potential electorate from the cultural backlash

Data from the political trust barometer confirms a significant potential for cultural backlash within public opinion.

A majority (51%) of French people oppose…

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Source: lefigaro

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