STRAIGHT AWAY. Presidential 2022: the candidates’ opinions on the possible autonomy of Corsica

News, interview, polls, short sentences and decodings… Experience the news of the 2022 presidential elections through us live this Wednesday, March 16.

– 12h: Mélenchon, Roussel and Dupont-Aignan give their opinion on the autonomy of Corsica

Following the comments made by Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin (read below at 8am) about possible discussions on the autonomy of Corsica if Emmanuel Macron is re-elected, several candidates for the presidential election gave their stance on the issue, including Yannick Jadot, Valérie Pécresse and Anne Hidalgo (read below at 10:15 am) and then Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan and Fabien Roussel.

Jean Luc Melenchon, the LFI candidate declared Tuesday, March 15: “I am a Democrat, Corsica has voted three times for elected Autonomists: I bow.”

So for him, the solution comes down to “the application of Article 74 of the Constitution” (to overseas communities).

Fabien Roussel, the communist candidate rejects the question of Corsican autonomy.

He stated on RMC on Wednesday March 16 that “autonomy will not fill the refrigerator of the Corsicans.”

As regards Nicolas Dupont-Aignanit is a capitulation of Macron.

He said in a tweet on Tuesday, March 15: “Unacceptable capitulation of Emmanuel Macron to the violence in Corsica. This is Macron’s possible second term: the dismemberment of France. French, stand up to these gravediggers of our great country!”

Unacceptable capitulation of E. #Macron in the face of violence #Corsica† Here is Macron’s potential second mandate: the dismemberment of France. Frans, stand up to these gravediggers of our great country! https://t.co/mPWfTNG8HP

— N. Dupont-Aignan (@dupontaignan) March 15, 2022

– 11:30 am: “Supporting Emmanuel Macron means supporting a right-wing candidate,” said Anne Hidalgo

Anne Hidalgo, the PS candidate, said on Wednesday, March 16, about Europe 1: “Supporting Emmanuel Macron means supporting a right-wing candidate. We can try to cut hairs, but there is no “other definition of Emmanuel Macron’s program “.

– 11 am: the “apologies” of the Popular Primary after its support of Mélenchon

Popular youth ministry had decided to support candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon on March 5, but still came third in the vote after Christiane Taubira’s withdrawal.

This decision had caused the split of the collective.

This Wednesday, March 16, the collective spoke to voters in an email and “apologised”.

“The way this decision has been made has sparked enthusiasm as well as anger, understanding as mistrust, thanks as well as hatred. We offer our deepest apologies to those who have been disappointed by this decision or the way it was made.”

– 10:15 am: Jadot, Pécresse and Hidalgo give their opinion on the autonomy of Corsica

Following comments from Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin (see below at 8 a.m.) about possible discussions over Corsica’s autonomy if Emmanuel Macron were re-elected, several presidential election candidates gave their stance on the issue.

Yannik Jadot, the environmental candidate said on France 2 on Wednesday March 16 that “we have been defending the idea of ​​full autonomy, full exercise in Corsica for months”.

Valerie Pecressecandidate LR said on Franceinter on Wednesday, March 16 that this promise meant that Emmanuel Macron was “at a distance” and that he was “giving in to violence”.

“It’s not healthy. We have to get some order in Corsica before we start negotiating.”

The government “ready to go as far as autonomy” for Corsica: for @VPecresse, Emmanuel Macron “is desperate” and “gives in to violence”. “It’s not healthy, we need to bring order to Corsica before we start negotiations,” said the presidential candidate. #le79Inter pic.twitter.com/mbPVTdrNfo

– France Inter (@franceinter) March 16, 2022

Anne Hidlago, the PS candidate declared on Wednesday March 16 on Europe 1: “I think we should give legislative and regulatory powers to regions, to communities that have a special status like Corsica.”

– 9.30 am: For Valérie Pécresse, Emmanuel Macron uses the war in Ukraine to avoid reporting on his balance sheet

Valérie Pécresse, the LR candidate, stated on Wednesday March 16 on Franceinter that “the president is using the war in Ukraine to protect himself and not to be responsible for the state of France”.

Before adding: “She is an indicator of many mistakes made in her mandate and contributes to specifically French problems.”

“The president is using the war in Ukraine to protect himself and not to be responsible for the state of France,” he said @VPecresse† “She is an indicator of many mistakes made in her mandate and contributes to specifically French problems.” #le79Inter pic.twitter.com/zwqekwUNAP

– France Inter (@franceinter) March 16, 2022

– 09:00: Macron still well ahead in the polls, followed by Le Pen

Emmanuel Macron still leads the polls.
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According to a new poll published on Wednesday, March 16 for CNews by OpinionWay, Emmanuel macron would be credited with 30% voting intentions in the first round.

marine The pen would collect 19%† It would be followed by Jean-Luc Melenchon of 12%

Follow Eric Zemmour with 11% and Valerie pecresse of 10%

Yannick jadot would only collect 6% voices and Fabien Roussel Which 4%.

Next one, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, Anne Hidalgo and Jean Lassalle would only collect 2% to vote.

On the other hand, no data is published for Nathalie Arthaud and Philippe Poutou.

As for the second round, Emmanuel Macron gets the winner with 58% of the vote, against 42% for Marine Le Pen.

– 8:10 am: Yannick Jadot’s meeting in Toulouse canceled due to “an attack of fatigue”

"A stroke of fatigue" forced Yannick Jadot to cancel two meetings.

“A sudden fatigue” forced Yannick Jadot to cancel two meetings.
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Yannick Jadot, the candidate for Europe Ecologie-Les Verts was scheduled to speak in Toulouse on Wednesday evening, March 16, but his campaign team clarified that the meeting had been cancelled. And this just after the cancellation of the Bordeaux meeting that was to take place on March 11.

This cancellation is said to be due to a “stroke of fatigue”, as justified by his team at France Bleu.

– 8 am: “Ready to go as far as the autonomy of Corsica” if Macron is re-elected according to Gérald Darmanin

Gérald Darmanin, the Interior Minister who will travel to Corsica on Wednesday, March 16 to try to restore calm after the demonstrations that followed the attack in Yvan Colonna prison, assured that the government was determined to start “an unprecedented discussion on the institutional issue”

Indeed, he stated that Emmanuel Macron would be ready, as reported by Corse Matin, to discuss “to autonomy” of the island of beauty. A discussion that “logically will take place during the second term of the President of the Republic” if Emmanuel Macron is re-elected.

On the other hand, he meant that as long as there was violence, there was no discussion.

– 7:00 am: Emmanuel Macron holds his first campaign rally on April 2 in Paris or near the suburbs

The outgoing president will hold his first campaign rally, April 2 (ie eight days before the vote), in Paris or near suburbsBFMTV learned from the candidate’s entourage.

This meeting will likely be the only one of the presidential candidate for the first round. Two places are planned for this meeting: Bercy of Arena 92.