Presidential Election | Macron…while pinching his nose

Who will they vote for on Sunday? Emmanuel Macron or Marine Le Pen? Will her choice be strategic? Intuitive, by default? Are they more likely to abstain, out of disinterest or disapproval of the candidates? A few hours before the second round of the presidential elections in France The press traveled to Lille in the north of the country to take the voters’ pulse.

Posted at 6:00 am

Jean Christophe Laurence

Jean Christophe Laurence
The press

(Lille, France) Extremism is not good for business…


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Basil Gembar

“Is Marine Le Pen fit to govern? I don’t think so. His economic program is not working. And then old scarecrows come out. It’s worrying. It will be difficult for entrepreneurs like me to work in a socially difficult environment. Extremism is bad for business. Macron, if we could give him the opportunity to implement his ideas, that would be great. In the current international context, we need someone to take French values ​​to the highest level. His project is healthier. »

Basil Gembar

macron? A cheater!


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Jean Ndjock

“I voted for Mélenchon in the first round [gauche radicale]. It wasn’t a choice of conviction, I proceeded by process of elimination. In the second ballot, I am voting for Marine Le Pen. Because Emmanuel Macron has to go. This guy is a scammer. A fool. The other reason is that I am an entrepreneur and Mr.me The pencil. She says: “France first. She advocates reindustrialization, relocation… In terms of business, it can boost things! National Preference? Perhaps. But that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s racist. There are Arab French, black French. It will benefit them too…”

Jean Ndjock

pinch my nose…


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Aisha Belhani

“I chose Mélenchon in the first round. Without hesitation. As for the second, I wonder. In 2017 we voted Macron not to overtake Le Pen. The real Republican vote. Only the Macron years weren’t good socially. There is a documented breakdown in public services. His handling of the pandemic was terrible. We lost a lot of freedom with this story [passeport] Vaccination. So I’m wondering. Voting for Marine Le Pen is out of the question. But do I vote for Macron a second time knowing that he is announcing his retirement at 65? That he privatizes everything? Without doubt. But pinch my nose…”

Aisha Belhani

Block the way to Marine


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El Mostafa Belhouari

“Oh, Lord! If you knew how we cried when Mélenchon was eliminated! There I will choose Macron, but somewhat non-bindingly. I don’t like him very much. He’s a monarch. The President of the Rich. It did nothing for the pensioners. He did it for the bosses and that’s it! But we have to block Marine’s way, understand? She speaks of purchasing power, that’s true. And it’s good. But you will see. If elected, she will return to her ideas of the headscarf and Islam…”

El Mostafa Belhouari

The less bad of the two


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Hippolyte Semin and Nina Boussalem

He: “I chose Macron in the first round and I will continue. I took a look at all the programs and that seemed to make the most sense to me, even though I’m basically green. »

She: “I, it was Mélenchon. His ideas are more in line with my expectations on an ecological and social level. That is the most consistent. But suddenly I will vote for Macron to avoid the extreme right. There is no candidate I adore. There is only one less bad than the other…”

Hippolyte Semin and Nina Boussalem

Pure teetotaler


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Eric Cremer

“I am a pure and hard teetotaler. I voted once when I was 18 and never again! I realized that my voice didn’t matter. It would be interesting if everyone liked me. There would be a real intellectual backlash. Something outrageous was about to happen. We would check everything! There are two candidates, we must vote for the lower zero of the two…”

Eric Cremer

He’s still the best


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Frederic Lefebvre

“I voted for Macron on the first ballot because I saw no other option. I wasn’t a big fan of the other 11 candidates. I would have voted green but the character of Yannick Jadot [candidat du parti écologiste], I do not believe it. Macron is not exceptional. I have mixed feelings about the environment. But given the difficult years we had, I still thought he was the best. And he’s good on the international stage. My choice is made. »

Frederic Lefebvre

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  • Results of the first round of 2022 in Lille
    40.53%: Jean-Luc Mélenchon 25.67%: Emmanuel Macron
    11.77%: Marine Le Pen

    Results of the second round 2017 in Lille
    78.27%: Emmanuel Macron
    21.73%: Marine Le Pen

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