Far-right candidate in France: Éric Zemmour’s campaign crumbling

He has long been seen as a challenger to incumbent Emmanuel Macron. Now his candidacy is official: “It is no longer the time to reform France, but to save it,” he declared. Power must be taken away from the minorities and given back to the French people. That is why he wants to run as a candidate, according to the video message on YouTube, which was also broadcast on French television. Zemmour, who has repeatedly been called France’s Donald Trump, has announced his first real election event in Paris for Sunday. With the message on Tuesday, he stole the show from the Republicans, who want to choose their candidate at their party conference from Wednesday to Saturday.

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