Presidential: Eric Zemmour’s candidacy becomes clearer, “the failure of the RN gave him wings”

Three days after the second round of the regional elections marked in particular by a failure of the National Rally, Eric Zemmour, the columnist of CNews, seems more and more decided to embark on the presidential campaign. “Eric Zemmour wants to become a politician, engaged in a personal ideological fight”, thus indicated Tuesday, June 29 his editor, Albin Michel, in a press release, to justify his decision to break with him.

“The failure of the RN gave him wings. He had become untenable”, an Albin Michel employee told franceinfo. While he hinted that he would not make his decision to run until November, the outcome of the first round of regional seems to prompt the CNews columnist to accelerate.

“We had a very frank exchange with Eric Zemmour, who recently confirmed to me his intention to enter the presidential election.”

Gilles Haéri, president of Albin Michel

to franceinfo

Last Friday, Eric Zemmour was in the North. On the program, a visit to the birthplace of General de Gaulle, discussions with traders from Dunkirk and a walk along the coast with members of an anti-wind association. Almost a first trip to the countryside. Others should follow soon.

Jacques Bompart, the mayor of Oranges, already claims 50,000 supporters on the site he launched, “I sign for Zemmour”. “He’s going to be a candidate, that’s for sure”, confirms Arnaud Stephan, an advisor to Marion Maréchal. “It remains to be seen who he can address and in what terms by being to the right of Marine Le Pen”. Tuesday, in a tweet, Philippe de Villiers, in solidarity with Eric Zemmour, victim, according to him, of censorship, announced also to leave Albin Michel.

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