Presidential 2022: Emmanuel Macron does not announce his candidacy in La Voix du Nord but says he wants to bring “hope”


Emmanuel Macron gave an interview on Thursday, November 18 in the daily La Voix du Nord. Julien Lecuyer, head of the Paris office for the newspaper, told franceinfo about this interview.

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On the eve of a trip to Hauts-de-France, Emmanuel Macron gave an interview to the newspaper Voix du Nord. The Head of State was questioned on the health crisis, purchasing power, the migratory situation or even on his possible candidacy for the presidential election.

“In November 1994, on the eve of a trip to the region, Jacques Chirac presented his candidacy for La Voix du Nord. Will we have this chance with you?”, asks Julien Lecuyer, head of the Paris office of La Voix du Nord, guest of franceinfo Thursday, November 18 evening. “I will not surprise you by telling you that he did not answer this question”, he says.

The page from the then newspaper was brought to the head of state. “Emmanuel Macron retained from the interview with Jacques Chirac in our columns in 1994, the expression ‘to restore hope’. He said, ‘it is our fight, it is that of bringing this hope to the heart’ And the president adds, referring to another undeclared candidate [Eric Zemmour] and yet very present in the media, ‘I don’t think France has its last say. She has a thousand-year-old history in front of her ‘, details Julien Lecuyer, citing the President of the Republic. Eric Zemmour’s latest work is entitled “France has not said its last word”.

The journalist adds that Emmanuel Macron then said, “vs‘is what I will wear ” alluding to “hope”. According to Julien Lecuyer, “everyone will interpret this future as they see fit”.



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