The upcoming elections have rekindled personal quarrels in the political apparatuses, far from the concerns of the voters in these times of health crisis. With the risk of a record abstention which will play into the hands of the Rassemblement National.
The regional elections of June 20 and 27, 2021 foreshadow what will happen, in one year, for the presidential elections: the games of alliances sometimes against nature will be tied to block the road to Marine Le Pen. There will be sport.
With three months to go before the departmental and regional elections and one year to go before the presidential election, the electoral campaign has just begun. Special arrangements and warm-up before the race to the Elysée.
Only two weeks after his heavy conviction in the first instance in the case known as “wiretapping”, the former president of the Republic appears again before the correctional court, from March 17, 2021, this time in the case of illegal financing of his campaign in 2012.
To everyone’s surprise, the government introduced, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, an amendment to the bill on the 2022 presidential election allowing for voting one week before the election. Tolled in the political class.
Illegal taking of interests, corruption, favouritism, clientelism or sexual favours: the public prosecutor’s offices are overwhelmed by complaints and other “reports” of alleged offences against elected officials.
That’s exactly the wrong thing to do. Announcing the use of 49-3 in the open on a late Saturday afternoon, after a cabinet meeting on coronavirus, is a major blunder that Macronesia will pay a heavy price for. At the ballot box. And in the street.
With two weeks to go before the first round of municipal elections, the executive could let go of the ballast on pension reform, too busy managing two more worrying issues: the coronavirus epidemic and the risk of destabilising the economy.