Marine Le Pen and Nathalie Loiseau, possible the top of the list LREM to the European clash on Thursday night their visions of Europe, at the start of a campaign during which the head of the RN wants to enhance its role of first opponent.
Their duel will be one of the highlights of the release policy of France 2 devoted to the president of the national Rally, but not to the extent the return match of the debate of the presidential election, when she had faced before the second round the candidate of The Republic On Emmanuel Macron.
The two women are écharpent regularly by the media and social networks interposed. “There is a lie by day, with Marine Le Pen”, lash the minister of european Affairs, that Marine Le Pen is accused of spending “his days insulting the opposition”.
Three members of the government have advised Ms. Loiseau for this debate: the minister of public Accounts, Gérald Darmanin, elected as Marine Le Pen in the Hauts-de-France, Sébastien Lecornu, co-host of the Great debate, and Benjamin Griveaux, door-to-speech.
– “Débatteuse effective” –
Mr. Darmanin called on franceInfo Thursday, Marine Le Pen of the “demagogue,” “not very confident”, but conceded that it was “a débatteuse (…) quite effective”.
In the entourage of the deputy of the Pas-de-Calais, it is hoped “a substantive debate” in the face of a minister who could prove “controversial”.
The provision of Nathalie Loiseau, which will be scanned in high places, will “test value”, according to a minister. A growing number of supporters of the macronie the would well lead the list LREM-MoDem for the election of 26 may, although this close to Alain Juppé reiterated that it is “not a candidate”.
Marine Le Pen must for its part make her forget the debate considered a failure of the presidential election. Notes and emails from the FN had shown his lack of preparation, and she even admits that she would have been able to get a better score in 2017 if it had better managed its delivery. This time, she has received cards, policies and techniques, “it works,” says his adviser, Philippe Olivier.
The two women perform in concert this duel, which is part of the cleavage defended by Emmanuel Macron between “progressives” and “nationalists”, and that of Marine Le Pen between “globalists” and “national”.
Ms. Le Pen will also discuss with the essayist Jacques Attali, and with the former president of the Italian council, Matteo Renzi.
– “The most competent” –
The head of the RN, the list of which to the european is given to the elbow-to-elbow with LREM, now has the wind in the back in the opinion after his “air hole” post-presidential.
His party has found him in the voting intentions of its level of the first round in the presidential election (21.3 per cent). And his image with the French people, highly degraded early 2018, has improved, even if it has not regained the levels of early 2017, according to an annual survey Kantar Tns-onepoint appeared on Tuesday.
Marine Le Pen also seems to be the only one to reap the fruits of electoral movement of the “yellow vests,” according to several studies.
But regardless of his performance Thursday, in being invited in the face of Nathalie Loiseau, Marine Le Pen “has already earned” his status as a first opponent with the head of State, writes the sociologist Sylvain Crépon.
The support of Nathalie Loiseau assure that “it is the most competent to talk about Europe” and promotes the transformation of the minister, more incisive, when his detractors find it “terribly techno” and point out the precariousness of his seat.
Close to the head of the State entrusts “to dread a little the face-to-face”. “I don’t think it will be in a fight like this we want people to vote. On the other hand, that is what we do in the face of monsters, in the face of the financial powers of compelling, against Russia, against China ? This is the question”.