2022 French presidential race: Violence at Zemmour campaign rally ‘part of his plan’ • FRANCE 24

The violence seen at the first campaign rally for France’s far-right candidate Eric Zemmour plays into his hands, and could actually help his fight for the presidency. That’s the view of Paul Smith, Associate Professor in French History and Politics at…

2022 French presidential race: Violence at Zemmour campaign rally 'part of his plan' • FRANCE 24

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The violence seen at the first campaign rally for France’s far-right candidate Eric Zemmour plays into his hands, and could actually help his fight for the presidency. That’s the view of Paul Smith, Associate Professor in French History and Politics at the University of Nottingham. But Smith says it’s too early to know if Zemmour will fully shake up the campaign. The same can be said of Valérie Pécresse of the conservative The Republicans party, who was chosen as its candidate at the weekend. We discuss where the presidential campaign stands, almost four months ahead of the vote.

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