The official campaign begins, Emmanuel Macron retaliates against Eric Zemmour … Today’s political news

The world saves synopsis of the campaign for the 2022 presidential election: a daily update, published at. 19.00, analyzes the political events of recent days and discusses the upcoming appointments.

Today’s news: strict equality in speaking time, dissemination of election propaganda … The official presidential campaign begins

Thirteen days before the first round, the presidential campaign entered its home country, Monday, March 28, with the start of the official campaign. First consequence: the rules for audiovisual coverage of the twelve candidates are changing. The talk time and broadcast time counters are reset, while there is now a principle of strict equality of talk time between the candidates.

As pointed out by the Audiovisual and Digital Communications Regulatory Authority, which succeeded the Higher Audiovisual Council, candidates for the Elysée Palace and their supporters will therefore benefit from the same speaking time on air – radio and television – regardless of the weight of their party and their position in the polls. at all broadcast times (morning, day, evening and night).

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If the rule of equal speaking time applies only to the audiovisual media, it does not prevent the other media – written and digital press – from expressing the pluralism of ideas and suggestions. We strive for this in this newsletter, in our daily lives and in World generally because of their weight in the public debate.

This Monday also marks the beginning of the broadcast of the candidates’ TV spots, while a minimum public presentation will be provided by the public authorities for the candidates for the Elysée (election panels). The state also supports the issuance of their creed.

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Picture of the day: Emmanuel Macron answers Eric Zemmour during a trip to Dijon

Emmanuel Macron, candidate for his re-election, greets the audience in Dijon (Côte-d'Or) during a campaign trip, Monday 28 March 2022.

On the move to Dijon, Emmanuel Macron condemned “the unworthiness” by Eric Zemmour, for his lack of reaction after the shout “Macron killer!”, launched on Sunday at the meeting with the far right candidate. Mr. Zemmour said he had not heard this violent invective against the head of state.

“There are two hypotheses: unworthiness, the more credible; the other, ignorance of a reform, 100% health. Hearing aids are reimbursed by Social Security, I invite the hearing-impaired candidate to equip himself”criticized Mr Macron in the city led by the socialist François Rebsamen, who recently joined the candidate.

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In the Burgundian city, he ate lunch with high school students and met residents and shoppers, the first thing for him in this landscape he flies over. The presidential candidate has so far held only two meetings with the public, in Pau (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) and Poissy (Yvelines), and is arranging his first and perhaps last major meeting before the first round. Saturday at the Paris La Defense Arena.

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Today’s proposal: Nathalie Arthaud intends to remove the “trade secret”

The candidate for Lutte Ouvrière, questioned on Monday morning at RTL’s red microphone, stated that if a “workers’ government” came to power his first action would be to abolish “trade secret”.

“The first step would be to abolish trade secrets so that we can put everything in public, both contracts and accounts. That would be fundamental. “began by saying Nathalie Arthaud.

“You saw it the study report on Ehpad Orpea was not published in the name of “trade secret”? So we can starve the elders, we can abuse them, we can embezzle public money? There is an investigation, conducted by the Minister, classified as “secret”? »wondered the Trotskyist candidate. “What I think is that this ‘trade secret’ is precisely there to hide the lies, misdemeanors and crimes of a number of companies.”she finished.

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Today’s archive: in 2017, confusion and worry reigned in Benoît Hamon’s entourage

World Archives of March 28, 2017

Five years ago, the Socialist Party (PS) was already not in great shape. Less than four weeks before the first round of the 2017 presidential election, Benoît Hamon, the PS candidate, fell to fifth place in the polls, doubling on the left side of the “rebel” candidate, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, in full swing. .

In an article entitled “In the PS candidate’s entourage, confusion reigns”, our journalist Bastien Bonnefous describes the concerns of Mr Hamon’s campaign team. “Several leaders, under the stamp of ‘off’, no longer hide their concerns, can we read in The world dated March 28, 2017. “We are very bad”, leaves one of them. “It gets complicated, the risk of a fatal unscrew exists,” admits another. »

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“Drawing on the confusion that prevails in the candidate’s entourage, MEP Vincent Peillon, who supports him, relaunched on Sunday the need for a withdrawal agreement between MM. Hamon and Melenchon.”, writes Bastien Bonnefous. That is what Mr Peillon thinks “this question will usually arise in the coming days, it is already being asked among the voters”. Without clearly stating who, Mr Hamon or Mr Mélenchon, should stand behind the other, the former Minister of National Education assesses that the scenario with a “assembly (…) will of course win “ due to the risk of “the elimination of the left in the first round”.

“I want to go to the end because I want to be in the second round of the presidential election. In all the polls, I beat Marine Le Pen in the second round.” Mr. Hamon responded, in response to those who might ask him to resign. On the evening of 23 April 2017, Benoît Hamon had 6.36% of the vote, Jean-Luc Mélenchon had a total of 19.58%. None of them – who finished fifth and fourth respectively – advanced to the second round.

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On the agenda for Tuesday, March 29

Campaign party. The far right candidate Eric Zemmour (Reconquest!) Will be interviewed at the microphone on Europa 1 from 8.15am. Environmental candidate Yannick Jadot is expected at 8.30am at LCI before heading to Brittany. He will be at 1pm in Saint-Brieuc to tackle the topic of green algae.

Press conference. The union of independent workers, independants.co, gives an agreement at. 9:30 to a press conference for the presidential election.

Justice. The far right candidate Marine Le Pen (National Rally) is being prosecuted for “insulting” the Collective against Islamophobia in France (CCIF) – an association since dissolved by the government – for comments made in March 2019. The hearing must take place before 17and Chamber of the Paris Court.

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