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  • During the second “Elysée 2022” evening on France 2, where the candidates were questioned by journalists, Emmanuel Macron canceled his visit.

    To respect his speaking time, an extract from his meeting was broadcast.

  • In the polls, Marine Le Pen goes up against the current tenant of the Elysée, now credited with 23% of voting intentions in the first round by Elabe and Kantar-Epoka.

  • As the campaign ends Friday evening, the candidates must throw their last strength into the battle to convince the undecided, while record abstention is announced.

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8:17 am: In the polls, Le Pen is getting closer to Macron

Marine Le Pen is making a slow but steady rise in the polls for voting intentions in the first round, now being credited with 23% against 28% for the outgoing president, according to an Elabe poll published on Tuesday evening.

Another Kantar-Epoka poll, also on Tuesday evening, places him similarly at 23%, just behind the president-candidate at 25%, a fall of four points for him in two weeks.

8:12 am: Zemmour paves the way for a candidacy for the legislative elections

Far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour paved the way on Tuesday for a candidacy in the legislative elections in the event of a defeat in the race for the Elysée.

"I will be a candidate, but I will be in the second round" of the presidential election, he assured during the Elysée 2022 program on France 2. "I will not abandon the people who trusted me", said he added, visibly disturbed, when he was revived on the prospect of a candidacy for the legislative elections.

8 a.m.: Seven meetings Thursday

Come on, let's make the list of meetings to be held tomorrow, as the campaign ends on Friday evening: Valérie Pécresse (LR) in Lyon, Marine Le Pen (RN) in Perpignan, Fabien Roussel (PCF) in Lille, Philippe Poutou ( NPA) in Toulouse, Anne Hidalgo (PS) in Rouen and Yannick Jadot (EELV) in Nantes, as well as Eric Zemmour (Reconquête!) at the Palais des Sports in Paris.

7:52 am: Philippe Poutou king of the world

Last night on France 2, NPA candidate Philippe Poutou remembered the great debate of 2017, when he pinned several candidates on their pots live.

This time, no opponent on the set, but the worker painted the portrait of his successor Eric Zemmour in a few seconds.

A projection that made the rounds of social networks.

THE KING OF THE WORLD pic.twitter.com/nIkebEo8Jw

— La Trognance 🇩🇰 (@falshito) April 5, 2022

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7:45 am: Macron and Le Pen on TF1 tonight

The beginnings of the debate between the two rounds?

If they will not meet on the set, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will both participate in the TF1 20 Hours program, "10 minutes to convince".

They will be in turn questioned about the first hundred days of their presidency, if they are elected on April 24, and their first decisions or symbolic gestures as head of state.

Hello and welcome to this live!

The first round of the presidential election is in four days, so there's no question of letting go of the campaign!

We will follow with you all the declas of the day, the movements of the candidates, talk about surveys and proposals.

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  • Jean-Luc Melenchon

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