Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will face each other on Wednesday evening, for a return match during the classic debate between the two rounds. In 2017, the far-right candidate made a fool of herself between personal attacks, approximations and showed that she was unprepared. Return the elements that failed the candidate.
The televised debate, which will be decisive for the hesitant or the resigned, will be broadcast live on the TF1 and France 2 television channels and broadcast continuously on the news channels such as LCI, Franceinfo or Public Sénat.
As in 2017, it will oppose Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, it will be their second confrontation in front of the French, and the 3rd time in the history of France that the far right has risen to the second round of the election. presidential.
It will also be the second time that a second round debate has taken place with the far right and both times it will have opposed Marine le Pen and Emmanuel Macron.
The first time in history in France took place in 2002 with Jacques Chirac and Jean-Marie Le Pen, and at the time Jacques Chirac, candidate for a second term, refused the debate against the far right, saying “we do not debate with the extreme right”.
On May 3, 2017, Emmanuel Macron agreed to debate against Marine Le Pen, and this occasion had revealed to the French public the lackluster face of the candidate of the National Rally (ex Front National) who had toured the web.
His poor performance had earned him ridicule on the web, which had criticized the baseness of Marine Le Pen’s invective, which had focused on criticizing and attacking Emmanuel Macron instead of convincing with his program.
For the candidate who has improved significantly and softened her speech to seem less extremist, it will be a question of obtaining revenge and not falling into deja vu. For Emmanuel Macron, the task is just as difficult after his five-year term.
How did Marine Le Pen make fun of herself in 2017?
During the debate between the two rounds of the 2017 presidential election, Marine Le Pen had multiplied the errors, had confused her files, and had ended the confrontation with an imitation of the film The Visitors, which had completed it.
— Clementine Rebillat (@clerebillat) May 3, 2017
“Mr. Macron is the candidate for wild globalization, uberization, precariousness, social brutality, war of all against all,” she attacked Emmanuel Macron.
Always in her logic, she had affirmed to be on the contrary, the “candidate of the people” and of wanting to infantilize her opponent of 39 years, she had qualified him as “darling child of the system and the elites”, by sending him her CV. investment banker and his parents, both doctors.
“You have demonstrated that you are in any case not the candidate of the spirit of finesse, of the desire for a democratic, balanced and open debate”, replied Emmanuel Macron.
What a time… We won’t remember either repartee or anaphora but Marine Le Pen’s drunk teen gifs. #2017thedebate
— Arnaud Castaignet (@arnocast) May 3, 2017
On the subject of terrorism, Marine Le Pen was once again covered with ridicule when she mentioned her idea of expelling all S-files from the territory and closing the borders, which was part of her program.
“I have news for you, since November 2015, Schengen allows it, we have restored border controls to fight against terrorists who have allowed the arrest of more than 70,000 people”, retorted Emmanuel Macron before launching a phrase that would later become a cult phrase.
“So what you’re offering, as usual, is pixie powder,” he told her. This expression caused a sensation on social networks and was voted word of the year 2017 by Le Robert.
And the error that completely discredited and discredited him was this sentence; “January 2015: before the Assembly I made the decision to allow General Electrics to enter Alstom. Me. Personally “.
A sentence to which Emmanuel Macron replied: “But here is Madame Le Pen, you are not talking about the same subject, you are talking about Alstom and General Electrics…! (…) You are reading a file that does not correspond to the file you cited. It’s sad for you. (…) You are confusing one with the other: one of them makes telephones and the other has nothing to do with it: he makes both turbines and industrial equipment, it is not the same thing,” he said.