Presidential 2022: Emmanuel Macron will not participate in any “debate with the other candidates before the first round”


Asked at the end of his first campaign trip to Yvelines, the candidate president justified: “no president in office who represented himself did so”.

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At the end of his first campaign trip as a candidate for the presidential election, Monday March 7, in Poissy (Yvelines), Emmanuel Macron declared that he would not participate in any “debate with the other candidates before the first round”.

Questioned by an LCI journalist, the candidate president assumed his position, believing that“no sitting president who is running for office has done so. I don’t see why I would do it differently“, he said. “I do not shy away from the debate. Rather than having meetings where people applaud you because they are already convinced, I prefer the debate with the French, that’s what I owe them”he further clarified.

During his meeting with the inhabitants of Poissy, Emmanuel Macron undertook, if he is re-elected, to abolish the audiovisual license fee and to triple the ceiling of the “Macron bonus” which so far allows companies to pay up to at 1,000 euros without charge or tax.



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