His candidacy for presidential elections of 2022 was officially announced by the far-right essayist Eric Zemour with a video message on Tuesday (30/11). «It is time to reform and save France. “That is why I decided to run for the presidency.”
The video posted on YouTube was shown on French television.
Ubiquitous in public debate since September, the former journalist, as reported by the Athens News Agency, saw his popularity rise, a fact that alarmed Marin Lepen, the candidate of the National Alarm (far right), whose presence in the second round has hitherto been taken for granted.
Difficulties in the election campaign
But Eric Zemour’s informal campaign is already facing difficulties. In the polls he remains stagnant, he is criticized for lack of organization and in his tours in the province he is disapproved.
A few days ago, he raised his middle finger in return for a gesture passing through Marseille (southern France), an event whose photos caused a stir, forcing Zemour to admit that he behaved in an “inelegant” way.
According to a poll broadcast the day before yesterday, Sunday, in the first round (to be held on April 10, 2022) 14 to 15% of the voting intentions are credited, behind Marin Le Pen (around 19%) and the president Emanuel Macron (25%).