The five candidates were invited to react to Eric Zemmour’s candidacy, Tuesday evening, on France 2.
The organizers of the fourth televised debate of the right, organized Tuesday evening between the five candidates for the nomination of the Republicans on France 2 and France Inter, had planned to address the themes of security and immigration after those of health , purchasing power and ecology. But with the candidacy of Eric Zemmour, announced the same evening on TF1, then the entry into the Pantheon of Joséphine Baker, the suitors were invited to start their last debate with the two news of the day. Read also LR Congress: more than 1300 elected representatives call to vote for Valérie Pécresse They did it right after having defined their idea of France by choosing symbols. Valérie Pécresse evoked Joan of Arc as an illustration of “ France standing up which resists the invader “. Xavier Bertrand cited General de Gaulle, an image, according to him, of the unity of the right ready to redress the country. Philippe Juvin spoke of his two grandfathers, paternal and maternal, believing that everything was possible thanks to knowledge. To recall France’s Christian roots and the fact that he considers his country as a “ civilization “, Michel Barnier turned to Mont Saint-Michel. Finally, Eric Ciotti remembered his native village in the Alpes-Maritimes, Saint-Martin-Vésubie, which was a refuge for Jewish families during the war and a commune for him, “ values ”and the“ transmission ” . SEE ALSO – 2022: “The debate does not threaten the unity of the LR family”, estimates Jérôme Sainte-Marie