what we learn from candidates’ asset statements

About half a million euros in net assets for Emmanuel Macron, a Miro at Valérie Pécresse and Yannick Jadot’s electric scooter: the assets and property statements of the candidates for the Élysée were unveiled on Tuesday.

Homes, vehicles, life insurance or debts…. The statements of assets, interests and activities of the candidates for the 2022 presidential election were unveiled on Tuesday by the High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life (HATVP). Each of the 12 candidates had to fill in these sections and submit their certified statements to the Constitutional Council before Friday evening. It was one of the conditions, with the 500 sponsorships, to be allowed to ride in the first round on April 10.

This is not the first time the assets of presidential candidates have been revealed, the first exercise dates back to 2017. But it is a first to collect and publish their statements of interests and activities, under the law of public moralization life of 2017.

Emmanuel Macron, outgoing president, candidate for La République En Marche

The president had already presented an end-of-term asset statement last December. The HATVP had then ruled that the variation since joining the Élysée in 2017 showed no “no deviation”.

Emmanuel Macron declared several investments in different companies, life insurance worth 113,000 euros and ten bank accounts, together worth about 470,000 euros. In total, he has declared about half a million in assets, but he does not own or rent any accommodation. The president of the republic also has to repay 122,000 euros from a loan taken out in 2011.

· Jean Lassalle, Resistors!

Deputy Jean Lassalle stated in his statement the purchase of five properties, all located in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, for a total value of 800,000 euros. He also points to eight bank accounts, endowed very differently: one stands at 17 euros, the other at zero, while in other accounts we find 7,000 euros or 19,000 euros.

On the other hand, he declared five bank loans to be repaid, earning him more than 2,700 euros to repay each month.

Marine Le Pen, candidate for the National Rally

Marine Le Pen declares a real estate heritage of more than 600,000 on three properties, located in Morbihan and Hauts-de-Seine. It also declares an SCI (Société Civile Immobilière) worth 616,800 euros. She also declared three installment loans, including one of EUR 10,691,775 million over 16 months, to the Hungarian SME establishment, to finance the presidential campaign.

Her statement of interests and activities also confirms that the candidate was paid as chair of the RN in 2021, although the position has been filled since September by former party number two Jordan Bardella, who had said he would “voluntarily” take the position. take. , underlines the AFP. Since 2018, this compensation has been set at 60,000 euros per year, or 5,000 euros per month.

· Eric Zemmour, candidate of the Reconquest Party!

The candidate Eric Zemmour declared that he owns 5 apartments, of which at least four are in Paris, for a total value of almost 3 million euros. His net worth totals over 4 million euros.

He has three bank accounts with a total of 14,000 euros, but also has four mortgages with monthly repayment dates of almost 8,000 euros. He also has two life insurance policies, amounting to 373,349 and 70,986 euros.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, candidate of La France Insoumise

The deputy of LFI, for his part, stated that he owned two properties: an apartment in Paris worth 1.2 million euros and a detached house in the Loiret worth 170,000 euros. His five bank accounts hold about 96,000 euros, but Jean-Luc Mélenchon also took out a bank loan, of which 99,145 euros still have to be repaid.

Anne Hidalgo, candidate for the Socialist Party

The mayor of Paris writes in her statement that she owns a detached house in Paris worth almost 700,000 euros and an apartment in Spain worth almost 29,000 euros. She also lists five bank accounts with a total value of approximately 120,000 euros and a mortgage of 405,000 euros, of which she still has half to repay.

Yannick Jadot, environmental candidate

Like Emmanuel Macron, Yannick Jadot does not own real estate or a car. He does declare that he owns an electric scooter. The MEP has five current accounts with a total value of around 337,000 euros.

Valérie Pécresse, Republican candidate

The president of the Île-de-France region is the best-endowed of all the candidates for this election. She therefore declares agricultural land in Corrèze, for a value of €50,000, a detached house in the same department for €20,000, one in Loire-Atlantique (€1,800,000), and one in Yvelines (€2,300,000).

It notifies several life insurance companies and several pension savings funds for a total of EUR 2,478,442 and a total of nearly EUR 140,000 in seven bank accounts. Valérie Pécresse also owns three properties worth more than 10,000 euros, including a lithograph by the artist Miro (14,000 euros).

In total, according to these statements, his assets amount to more than 9 million euros. On the other hand, he still has to pay back 811,049 euros from a mortgage and 173,749 euros in taxes.

Nathalie Artaud, Labor Fight candidate

In the statement of Nathalie Arthaud, associate professor of economics, we read that she owns a 48 m2 apartment in Seine-Saint-Denis, worth almost 180,000 euros. She also stated to have a car (Citroën C3 bought in 2006) and four bank accounts with a total of almost 38,000 euros at the time of the declaration.

Fabien Roussel, candidate for the Communist Party

The communist candidate is the owner of two houses in the Nord department. One of 100 m2 worth 180,000 euros, the other of 150 m2 120,000 euros. He has eight accounts (one of which is red for 219 euros) on which we can count on slightly more than 16,000 euros. He also has two loans outstanding, on which he still has to repay almost 100,000 euros.

Philippe Poutou, candidate of the New Anti-Capitalist Party

The NPA candidate does not own a home. He indicates four bank accounts with a total value of almost 100,000 euros and no current loan. Philippe Poutou also owns a Peugeot 308 purchased in 2020, worth 22,500 euros.

He also states that he will have received 70,000 euros in severance pay in 2021.

Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, candidate for Debout La France

The MP for Essonne states that he owns four properties: an apartment in Paris worth EUR 1,450,000, another for EUR 205,000, a detached house in Essonne for EUR 250,000 and a Parisian commercial space for EUR 260,000. He also writes that he has seven current accounts on which we find 28,000 euros, but also an overdraft of 1,332 euros.

He also lists a property worth more than 10,000 euros, a sculpture for 25,000 euros and possession of a used Peugeot 308 car worth 5,000 euros. The chosen one also has two loans to repay: a building worth 189,000 euros and one for work of 3660 euros.

Salome Vincenton BFMTV journalist