Le World keeps the logbook of the 2022 presidential election campaign: a daily update is published every evening at 7 p.m. which reviews the political facts of the past day and discusses the upcoming meetings.
News of the day: the left divided, even on Popular Primary
Less than three months before the presidential election, the weeks go by and the situation remains unchanged on the left, confined at a low level in the polls. At the beginning of December, the socialist candidate, Anne Hidalgo, proposed to her competitors on the left to participate in a primary to nominate a single candidate. So far the proposal only convinces the former Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira, who must formalize his entry into the campaign by the end of the week.
The ecologist Yannick Jadot and the « rebellious » Jean-Luc Mélenchon have been repeating in all tones for a month that they are opposed to participating in the popular Primary vote, which is to be held online, from January 27 to 30, and should take the form of an investiture. « Leave me alone, with this primary! » (…) The confusion of the union would block the mobilization ”, replied the candidate of La France insoumise in an interview with Release, Tuesday.
To the Socialist Party and among those close to Mme Hidalgo, some think she must participate, even if MM. Jadot and Mélenchon do not go there. Others encourage him to acknowledge the failure of the gathering and to withdraw from the process. Like its campaign manager, Johanna Rolland, who believes that « It is not Anne Hidalgo who turns the page of the rally », corn « She takes note » of the refusal of its rivals. The socialist candidate marks, in any case, her wish to continue her campaign by officially unveiling her program Thursday, January 13, that The world was able to consult exclusively (and for which the summary appears below).
As for the popular Primary vote, it will be held even against the will of the candidates, promise the organizers of this initiative. As of January 10, 300,000 people have supported this citizens’ initiative and 120,000 of them have confirmed their registration to vote by providing their French bank card number and a mobile phone number. It remains to be seen who will actually be on the start line on January 15, the deadline set by the People’s Primary.
The quote: Valérie Pécresse attacks the « quasi-candidate » Emmanuel Macron
« Put on the masks, Emmanuel Macron is a candidate »
The debate is now recurrent with each visit of Emmanuel Macron: does he do so as head of state in office or as a probable candidate? For Valérie Pécresse, the answer is clear: « Put off the masks, Emmanuel Macron is a candidate », she launched Wednesday morning on France 2. The candidate of the Republicans referred to the trip of the President of the Republic, Monday, to Nice to present his proposals on security.
« What happened is still staggering, she said. We have a president, candidate in reality, Emmanuel Macron, who comes to Nice with the means of the State, with the means of the taxpayer, to announce a presidential program for 2030 and that is scandalous. » The President of the Republicans, Christian Jacob, also seized, on Monday, on this subject, the National Commission of Campaign Accounts and Political Financing and Arcom (ex-CSA) to alert them to the expenses related to the travel of Mr. Macron.
Today’s proposals: « Le Monde » unveils Anne Hidalgo’s program
Seventy measures to try to relaunch his candidacy. Anne Hidalgo made an appointment with the press, Thursday, January 13 in the morning, to unveil her program, that The world was able to consult exclusively. While the issue of purchasing power has been present in the campaign for several months, the first proposal of the socialist candidate is to increase wages, in particular by boosting the minimum wage by 15%, upon taking office.
On the environment, Mme Hidalgo wants in particular to include in the Constitution the fight against global warming and the loss of biodiversity. On energy, she wants 100% renewable » as quickly as possible « , without giving a date and without building new nuclear reactors. Among the other measures: elimination of Parcoursup, proportional to legislative, legal retirement age maintained at 62 years or a solidarity tax on wealth to fight against climate change.
By unveiling her proposals less than three months before the ballot, in the middle of a fragmented landscape with a multitude of applicants on the left, the socialist candidate thus shows that she intends to maintain her candidacy whatever the cost.
The decryption of the day: an increase in violence against elected officials
Letters of insults, death threats, burned-down hotlines, burnt personal cars, targeted homes… In recent months, attacks against elected officials have increased, against the backdrop of a health crisis. The latest: the deputy for Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon Stéphane Claireaux (La République en Marche), who was the target of projectiles on Sunday in front of his home by demonstrators protesting against the establishment of the health pass.
During a chat organized with the readers of the World Tuesday, the political scientist Luc Rouban, author of the book Reasons for mistrust (Presses de Sciences Po, 172 pages, 15 euros), returned to the mistrust of voters and this rise in attacks against elected officials. According to him, these incidents show that « Representative democracy is in crisis ». « The transition to violence is not only an endemic mistrust, but above all a lack of respect for institutions and the functions of representatives », he explained.
The day when … the FN sounded the « general mobilization » in the quest for sponsorship
In this recap devoted to the news of the electoral campaign, we will also evoke the past by returning every day to the highlights of the last presidential elections through an article in the World. Today, let’s go back ten years… January 12, 2012.
In an article entitled ““ General mobilization ”for signatures to the FN”, the journalist Abel Mestre returns to the delicate search for sponsorship of the far-right presidential candidate in 2012. With less than 300 sponsorship pledges out of the 500 necessary, Mme Le Pen therefore rings the « General mobilization » of its troops in a letter which it sends to all the executives of the National Front (FN).
« The FN, which had launched similar alerts in 2002 and 2007, assures that it is not for him, this year, to force the Union for a popular movement (UMP) and the Socialist Party (PS) to to take a position « , writes our journalist. « The Lepéniste party also suffers from holes in the militant network, consequence of the split of Bruno Mégret, in 1998, and the departure of many executives, that the influx of new members, inexperienced, did not compensate », can we still read in The world dated January 12, 2012.
On the program Thursday, January 13:
Strike. Teachers are in the street this Thursday to protest against the successive protocols against Covid-19 implemented in schools. The SNUipp-FSU, the first primary union, predicted on Tuesday that 75% of primary school teachers would be on strike and half of the schools would be closed, as part of a national mobilization.
Program. The socialist candidate, Anne Hidalgo, unveils Thursday morning, at 8:30 am on France Inter and at 11:30 am during a press conference, her program for the presidential election.
Campaign trips. While the environmental candidate, Yannick Jadot, goes Thursday to Grenoble, a Green city led by Eric Piolle, the communist Fabien Roussel holds a press conference at 5 p.m. in front of the Bichat hospital in Paris. The Republican candidate, Valérie Pécresse, travels to the Doubs to discuss the theme of agriculture, while Marine Le Pen goes to the Côtes-d’Armor and Ille-et-Vilaine to address the theme of wind turbines and some fishing.