Every five years, the great political rout of the presidential election keeps France and the French in suspense. This year, the first round will be held on April 10, while the second will take place on April 24. The various candidates have until March 4 to collect and file the 500 signatures of elected officials necessary to be on the starting line. In addition to sound bites and other "stink balls", scandals and twists and turns, a presidential campaign also generates strong images that mark the political history of our country. Traveling in rural areas, in the suburbs, in businesses, or even the organization of meetings, offers a fabulous playground for photographers who cover the electoral campaign.

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has chosen to make you experience the 2022 presidential election through the sometimes quirky eye of photojournalists.

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  • Still not officially declared a candidate and descended into the "lions' den", President Emmanuel Macron, however, takes care to protect himself with a helmet.

    You can never be too careful!

  • He has already started the campaign for a good while... Jean-Luc Mélenchon projected himself on Sunday towards space, digital technology, the sea and "the new frontiers of humanity" with an "immersive and olfactory" meeting in Nantes , which launches its last sprint towards the presidential election.

  • Christiane Taubira formalized her candidacy for the 2022 presidential election on Saturday with the aim of bringing together a left that is more divided than ever.

    The “Popular Primary”, for which it declared that it wanted to submit to the results, announced to AFP on Monday that it had crossed the bar of 250,000 registered for the “investiture” vote which will take place from January 27 to 30.

  • For the socialist Anne Hidalgo, this candidacy which arrives “late” is “bad news” which creates “confusion”.

  • On January 13, the candidate of the Socialist Party presented her program.

    And it seemed to make him happy!


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    a little earlier, Anne Hidalgo said that "obviously" she would go all the way, "as Yannick Jadot and Jean-Luc Mélenchon will do", even if the popular primary put Christiane Taubira in the lead at the end of January.

  • Immersed in a sea atmosphere during his meeting on Sunday, Jean-Luc Mélenchon visited Friday (in real life this time) the first offshore wind turbine off Pornichet (Loire-Atlantique).

    “Nuclear, we have to get out of it, not out of ideology but because it's dangerous”, reaffirmed the Insoumis on Sunday in Nantes.

  • "It's one more candidacy on the left and I think we didn't especially need it," lamented

    environmentalist Sandrine Rousseau on

    Franceinfo on Sunday about the candidacy of Christiane Taubira, formalized the day before.

    On Thursday, January 13, they still met in a good mood at the teachers' demonstration.

  • The environmental candidate Yannick Jadot said on Sunday that he wanted to "renationalize" EDF by changing its status, qualifying it as a public industrial and commercial establishment (EPIC).

  • Marine Le Pen (RN) met fishermen in Erquy (Côtes-d'Armor) where she denounced the "aberration" of the construction of a wind farm at sea. "Almost a crime" that she promised to stop if she is elected, before continuing her Breton journey to Saint-Malo (Ille-et-Vilaine), Friday January 14.

    Does she also observe her direct competitors, Valérie Pécresse and Eric Zemmour?

  • Visiting Athens, LR presidential candidate Valérie Pécresse praised Greece's "exemplary" action on immigration on Friday, on the eve of a trip to the camp on the Greek island of Samos that she called it a “model” for countries bordering the EU.

  • The day before, Thursday 13, she was in Villers-le-Lac (Doubs) in what could be like training for the future Agricultural Show (February 26 to March 6).

    Looking at the horse, there is obviously still a little work!

  • Controversy over the education of the disabled last weekend, condemnation this Monday to a fine of 10,000 euros for incitement to hatred by the Paris Criminal Court for having described unaccompanied minor migrants as "thieves", "murderers", "rapists on the



    in 2020… Eric Zemmour is still there!

    Well stuck in his campaign!

    He has also announced that he is appealing his conviction.

  • And that seems to please the strategic director of the candidate Eric Zemmour, Sarah Knaffo.

    Wednesday evening, he clarified his relationship with the young woman.

    She is “my collaborator, my companion.

    There would have been no campaign without Sarah Knafo.

    We will stop there, ”said the candidate on



    The ex-polemicist is still married to a lawyer, with whom he had three children, and calls for respect for his private life.

  • On the side of the Élysée, we remain focused on the tasks of the President of the Republic.

    Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to "humble, silent France at work" during the traditional Epiphany galette on January 12.

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