Presidency 2022: last day of campaign, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen on the field

Television discussion between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen at the studios in Saint-Denis on the Seine-Saint-Denis on April 20, 2022.
Television discussion between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen at the studios in Saint-Denis on the Seine-Saint-Denis on April 20, 2022. (©AFP/Ludovic MARIN)

“Speed ​​it up to the end”: Given the winner of the polls, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen send their last strength into battle on Friday, April 22, the last day of the second round of the official campaign from the presidential elections.

As the media proliferate, the outgoing president will hold a final meeting in Figeac, in the rural part of Lot, which voted for him five years ago.

The goal is for the campaign to “keep accelerating until the end” and ” to prevent the demobilization of voters”He announced his entourage on Thursday, the day after the highly anticipated face-to-face meeting between the two rivals, who did not change the dynamics in favor of the resigned president in the polls.

“Nothing is played”

Emmanuel Macron declared winner on a varying range from 55.5% to 57.5% of voting intentions. This gap widened during the campaign, but less than in 2017, when candidate En Marche won the election with 66.1% of the vote against the same far-right candidate.

“Nothing is played”The candidate warned the president Thursday and urged his supporters to “double up their efforts” during a trip devoted to suburban and urban renewal on the Seine-Saint-Denis.

Friday morning after France InterAccording to one consultant, Emmanuel Macron said, “In Figeac in the heart of France, he will talk about the countryside, about displacements…”

Before Sunday’s runoff, Emmanuel Macron presents the vote as a choice between “a republican project and a project to leave the Republic, its secularism, its fraternity.”

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Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron greets residents during his visit to Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on April 21, 2022.
Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron greets residents during his visit to Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on April 21, 2022. (©POOL/AFP/Ludovic MARIN)

“Anti-Macron Front”

The candidate of the National Rally held in Arras, in the Pas-de-Calais province on Thursday evening, held his final meeting in what appeared to be “everything but Macron”. Marine Le Pen pledged to become “the president of respect for the French” during Wednesday’s debate, calling “a carefree, condescending Emmanuel Macron and boundless arrogance”.

“In the end, the question will be pretty simple: Macron or France? He urged to vote for “the only front that is Republican, the front against Macron”.

The candidate is thus trying to turn the concepts of “republican front” and “everything but the far right” in his favor, a lever that was mobilized against his father in 2002 and himself in 2017.

Marine Le Pen will still be on the court on Friday. He will put an end to his campaign at Abbeville on the Somme, where he came first ahead of his opponent in the first round.

RN presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is surrounded by supporters in Arras on April 21, 2022.
RN presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is surrounded by supporters in Arras on April 21, 2022. (©AFP/Thomas SAMSON)

mobilize

Challenge for the two finalists in these final hours of challenge to mobilize the abstainers, to persuade the hesitant. and seducing the voters of the leader of Insoumis Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the largest pool of votes at the end of the first round (about 22%).

The third man in the presidential election, who is already a candidate for June’s legislative election, has refused to give any instructions in the runoff except “not to vote for Ms. Le Pen”.

Additional risk factor for voter discharge, All three school districts will be on vacation this weekendespecially with the start of spring break for the Paris region.

According to the latest figures from the Ministry of Interior, 601,833 new proxies established between the day after the first round and inclusive of Wednesday, knowing that it is possible to issue a power of attorney until the day of the election.

For candidates, The campaign will end this Friday at midnight in mainland France.

Public meetings of candidates, distribution of brochures and digital propaganda will be prohibited. No interviews, surveys or estimated results will be published before the results at 20:00 on Sunday.

Macron and Le Pen are voting.
Macron and Le Pen are voting. (©AFP/Kenan AUGEARD)

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