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2:44 pm : The candidate of the New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA) in the presidential elections, Philippe Poutou is called up by the police in the context of an investigation for “public insult to a public administration”, after declaring that “the police kill” and “murdered”.

(DAMIEN MEYER / AFP)

2:17 pm2 p.m., let’s make another update of the news:

In an interview with LCI, Emmanuel Macron . denounced “moral and political cynicism” of Vladimir Putin, while Moscow offers humanitarian corridors to the residents of several Ukrainian cities to “bring them to Russia”† Follow us live.

#UKRAINE Russian authorities announce that they have prepared a list of countries “violent” to Russia, including France, which can be repaid in rubles.

Twelve candidates will run for the first round of the presidential elections, including Philippe Poutou, the president of the Constitutional Council, Laurent Fabius, confirmed.

The French delegation won two gold medals this morning: Cécile Hernandez is the title in snowboardcross and Arthur Bauchet in super combination. He was already crowned downhill on Saturday.

12:36 pm : One of the spokespersons for the Popular Primary, Mathilde Imer, announces her resignation on Twitter after “the decision to campaign for Jean-Luc Mélenchon”. “The process that has led to this position does not seem to me to be consistent with what we have built over the past few months, much less to embody a different way of doing politics”she’s sorry.

12:13 pm : Let’s take a look at the most important information from this Monday:

Twelve candidates will run for the first round of the presidential elections, including Philippe Poutou, the president of the Constitutional Council Laurent Fabius confirmed.

The Russian army said it would open humanitarian corridors from four cities (Kiev, Mariupol, Kharkiv and Sumy) this morning. But some lead to Russia or Belarus. They are not “not an acceptable option”Ukraine responded.

A third round of talks between Ukraine and Russia will take place today in Belarus as the Russian offensive continues. According to local authorities, nine people have been killed in a strike at Vinnytsia airport and the mayor of Hostomel has been killed.

The French delegation won two gold medals this morning: Cécile Hernandez is the title in snowboardcross and Arthur Bauchet in super combination. He was already crowned downhill on Saturday.

12:27 : The final list of 12 candidates is already online on the website of the Constitutional Council, and its president Laurent Fabius has just announced it. Here she is: Nathalie Arthaud, Fabien Roussel, Emmanuel Macron, Jean Lassalle, Marine Le Pen, Eric Zemmour, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Anne Hidalgo, Yannick Jadot, Valérie Pécresse, Philippe Poutou and Nicolas Dupont-Aignan.

12:10 pmPhilippe Poutou has received the necessary 500 sponsorship and will be a candidate in the presidential elections. In total there are twelve candidates in the running.

11:50 am Yannick Jadot, a guest on Sud Radio this morning, again criticized Jean-Luc Mélenchon about his position on the war in Ukraine. He accuses her of loving “great speeches on peace by quoting the great Jaurès to hide his complacency and his capitulation to a dictatorship, that of Vladimir Putin”.

11:44 am“The process that has led to this position does not seem to me to be consistent with what we have built in recent months, much less to embody a different way of doing politics.

The position of the Popular Primary is even more complicated: Mathilde Imer, one of its two spokespersons, announces that she is leaving the organization in response to the choice to support Jean-Luc Mélenchon announced yesterday. The insurgent candidate had come third in the vote, behind Christiane Taubira but also Yannick Jadot.

11:27 : Will Emmanuel Macron participate in debates against the other candidates for the presidential election? “It depends on the size”, said LREM deputy Laurent Saint Martin, treasurer of the outgoing president’s campaign this morning. He believes that a debate that comes together “12 candidates with 1 minute 30 speaking time each” would not allow to have “a substantive debate, program against programme”

11:09 : Russia’s attack on Ukraine has disrupted the presidential campaign calendar, especially the date of Emmanuel Macron’s candidacy declaration, and the topic monopolizes the debates. But can it justify a postponement of the presidential election? Our journalist Pauline Lecouvé explains why this option would require a revision of the Constitution, which is highly unlikely.

10:44 amJordan Bardella also assured that his party would continue to distribute a campaign leaflet featuring the photo of a handshake between Marine Le Pen and Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “The President of the Republic has a calling to speak to all the leaders of the world”he justifies, denying that his party is “tender” with Russia.

10:44 am : The National Rally sees in the rally of Marion Maréchal against Eric Zemmour, formalized yesterday, “a somewhat desperate attempt to save the countryside”, Jordan Bardella previously assured on franceinfo. The party’s acting chairman insists Marine Le Pen… “best placed” to defeat Emmanuel Macron.

10:15 am“I’m going to vote for Yannick Jadot and I’m going to campaign”assures Sandrine Rousseau, who was kicked out of her team last Thursday after an article in the Parisian him to make very critical remarks about the environmental candidate. “This eviction was brutal”however, she responds in the “4 Truths” to France 2. I don’t shoot my side, I bring to life a social, popular ecology.

09:27 : Let’s recall this Monday’s most important news:

The Russian army, continuing its offensive in Ukraine, said it would open humanitarian corridors from four cities (Kiev, Mariupol, Kharkiv and Sumy) this morning. But some lead to Russia or Belarus. Negotiations between Ukraine and Russia are due to take place today.

The President of the Constitutional Council will formalize the list of candidates eligible to participate in the presidential elections at 12:00 noon. Some uncertainty: Philippe Poutou’s qualification or not. Emmanuel Macron is going to Poissy (Yvelines) tonight for his first campaign trip.

The French delegation won two gold medals this morning: Cécile Hernandez is the title in snowboardcross and Arthur Bauchet in super combination. He was already crowned downhill on Saturday.

08:57 : Antoine Comte also questioned several analysts about Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s chances of reaching the second round of the presidential election. Jean-Luc Mélenchon has definitely left the 9 to 10% zonethinks Bruno Cautrès, political scientist at the CNRS and Cevipof from Sciences Po Paris. It is therefore not forbidden, in a context quite similar to that of 2017 and with a left electorate fearing to be humiliated again, to think that he is still making progress.

08:56 : Jean-Luc Mélenchon brought together several thousand people, 15,000 according to La France insoumise, at a meeting in Lyon yesterday. Our journalist Antoine Comte was there to meet the voters who came to hear him in the former working-class district of Croix-Rousse. “La Croix-Rousse and Jean Jaurès, that really appeals to us as left-wing voters, but if we choose to vote for him, it’s mainly because he’s in the best position to win.”Michel and Catherine explained to him, two pensioners who were used to voting for the PS.

(OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE / AFP)

07:55 : The rally of Marion Maréchal against Eric Zemmour, although expected, was one of the events of the day yesterday. “It’s hard to anticipate profits [qu’Eric Zemmour] can draw from it. Anyway, what it says is that Marine Le Pen is getting weaker and weaker.”analyzes Mathieu Souquière, consultant at the Jean Jaurès Foundation. “She doesn’t attract. On the contrary, there is a kind of repulsive phenomenon.”

(CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU / AFP)

07:52 : Let’s start with a point on the most important news of the day:

The Russian offensive in Ukraine continues. Last night heavy bombing took place on Kharkov, the country’s second largest city in the north, and Mykolaiv in the south.

“France is not at war, NATO is not at war”, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian hammered France 2 yesterday, after a new telephone exchange between Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Poutine. He said he was determined to achieve his goals. “by negotiation or by war” according to the Elysee.

Emmanuel Macron is going to Poissy (Yvelines) tonight for his first campaign trip. The President of the Constitutional Council will formalize the list of candidates who can participate in the elections at 12:00 noon. Some uncertainty: Philippe Poutou’s qualification or not.