Can Valérie Pécresse take flight?

Audio 29:30

The right-wing candidate Les Républicains (LR) for the presidential election Valérie Pécresse, during her first major campaign meeting, on February 13, 2022, at the Zénith, in Paris.

AP - Francois Mori

By: Romain Auzouy

1 min



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A shipwreck


Many comments are scathing the day after Valérie Pécresse's first big meeting, less than two months before the presidential election.

7,000 people gathered at the Zénith de Paris in the hope of finally seeing the campaign of the candidate of the Les Républicains party, who remains stuck in the polls, take off.


Was this meeting a turning point?

What line should Valérie Pécresse embody to hope to relaunch her campaign?

Does she remain the only alternative to a re-election of Emmanuel Macron?

To discuss


- Émilien Houard-Vial

, political scientist, specialist in the French right, teacher at Sciences Po Paris and doctoral student at the Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics of Sciences Po

- Lucile Gimberg

, journalist in the political service of RFI

- Gilles Richard,

 Emeritus Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Rennes-II, President of the French Society of Political History and author of the book “ 

Les droits en France

 ”, Editions Perrin.


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