Presidential 2017: a first dynamic debate but without upheaval
This time, there it is, the campaign is launched.Monday March 20, thirty-four days before the first round, the five main candidates for the presidential election - Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron, François Fillon, Benoît Hamon and Jean- Luc Mélenchon - were able to debate for more than three hours, in an arc on the set of TF1 and LCI in La Plaine Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis), on social issues, economic questions and international issues .Unpublished exercise, shaking up the customs of the Fifth Republic.
Hosted by the two journalists Gilles Bouleau and Anne-Claire Coudray, the evening started with a thought for those who were absent, these six "small" candidates excluded by the organizers because lagging behind in the polls; a bias considered undemocratic by several players in this "great debate".Calm and corseted, even boring at first, the confrontation took a more dynamic and interactive turn as the night went on, sometimes turning to cacophony, before the eyes of an audience authorized to come forward, to laugh at good words in particular, which sometimes gave this long, applied debate the appearance of an entertainment broadcast.In the end, it did not seem to have overturned preexisting trends, nor radically reversed the balance of power between the candidates.All that for that? Detailed review.
While since the end of January, and the first revelations of the Duck chained on the presumed fictitious employment of Penelope Fillon, the presidential campaign has been punctuated by business, these have been absent from the televised debate.François Fillon however expected to be at the center of the attacks of his adversaries on this delicate subject.He was finally relatively spared.In the first half of the exchanges, the candidate Les Républicains even allowed himself to come on this field by proposing to set up a "commission that works on conflicts of interest and the rules of transparency" in case of election to the Elysee.No other candidate then challenged him.
Posted Date: 2020-07-02