Emmanuel Macron judges that the programs of “the two extremes” will lead “to civil war”

Emmanuel Macron, June 24, 2024 at the Elysée. BERTRAND GUAY / AFP

Six days before the first round of legislative elections which he wanted to be brought early, Emmanuel Macron continues to campaign, against the advice of part of his camp, with particularly shocking sentences. After the open letter to the French broadcast by the regional daily press, the Head of State was the guest, Monday June 24, of the podcast “Do It Yourself Generation” in which he, once again, sent the National Rally and La France insoumise back to back “and those who follow them”, these “two extremes” whose programs will lead, according to him, “to the civil war”.

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“The response of the far right” in terms of insecurity, “because it refers people to a religion or an origin, (…) divides and (…) pushes for civil war », he said. THE “rebellious”they propose “a form of communitarianism”, “but that’s also the civil war behind it”.

“People are not idiots”

“When we are fed up with everything, when life is hard on a daily basis, we can be tempted by extremes which have quicker solutions. But the solution will never be in the rejection of the other”, he continued. If he recognizes that “the National Rally and La France insoumise respond to real problems”, “real anger, real anguish”he thinks they “respond badly to my eyes”, “by increasing conflict”. “I believe that there is an answer through greater efficiency, but in the Republic”he insisted.

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“Compared to those who are tempted by the two extremes, what we must do in the next two or three years is to say we must be much firmer, much stronger wherever the Republic is not at the meeting point of security and impunity » Or “at the meeting of equal opportunities”.

“People are not idiots. The whole system thinks people are stupid. Do you think people are crazy and want blocking or extremes, if we calmly explain what the projects are? I don’t think so, I’ve always made that bet”, he continued. Before concluding that the results, on the evening of the second round, July 7, would not be “no one’s fault” but the expression of “responsibility of the French”.

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Attal does not use the same terms, but remains alarmist

Questioned on France 5 immediately, Prime Minister Gabriel Attal, who is leading the campaign on the ground for the presidential camp, did not use the terms of civil war but was nonetheless alarmist, criticizing the RN and to LFI to have the “hate as fuel” and contribute “to pit one against the other” with a “form of confessionalization of politics”. “ Probably the victory of the extremes, of the extreme right, would liberate” of the “impulses and could actually lead to violence”he added.

Some candidates from the presidential camp, such as Christophe Marion, outgoing deputy who is representing himself in Loir-et-Cher, note that ” the rejection “ of the head of state “is very strong”. He also specifies on his campaign poster that he is the “candidate of Gabriel Attal, Prime Minister” for Together, without photo of Emmanuel Macron.

To those who criticize the media presence of the President of the Republic, his entourage, cited by AFP, responds that he is “in his place,” replies[ant] to questions asked by the French”. “Those who criticize him for speaking out today would accuse him of hiding if he didn’t. His only interest is the French, not the Parisian microcosm”adds a relative, still cited by AFP.

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