Marine Le Pen wants to govern by referendum, bypassing Parliament and the Constitutional Council

Marine Le Pen shot herself in the foot in the last five and fatal minutes of her Tuesday April 12 press conference. The National Rally (RN) candidate suggested developing her concept further “Democracy and the Exercise of Power”, in Vernon, in the Eure. A journalist fromFreeze framesafter finding that several media outlets had been denied access to the RN – “Daily” election night, days and the BBC – asked him if “That didn’t bode well for a bad relationship with the media.”

“You’re the only one complaining”Marine Le Pen began before exclaiming: “Ah, but there are no journalists on Quotidien”. Oh, sorry if it’s just “Quotidien”… “Quotidien” this isn’t a news show or a journalistic show. “Daily” are entertainers. Sometimes very funny, I won’t say. But it’s an entertainment show. We prefer to accredit journalists than entertainment programmes. » A reporter from release intervened: “ You decide who is a journalist and who is not? » “Oh yes. I’m home! She answered. Yes, yes, I decide. I suppose if it’s me who decides! I accept everyone else including media that is extremely hostile…like you. » And she left with a burst of laughter.

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The remark caused an outcry. The spice of the affair is that the candidate had felt “Committed”ten minutes earlier “to discuss our leaders’ relationship with the media”deviating for a moment from his written speech: “I’m quite appalled at how Emmanuel Macron is dealing with the media today and how he is dealing with his competitor in this time of fairness. »

Christophe Castaner, the president of the La République en Marche (LRM) group in the assembly, immediately tweeted: “Marine Le Pen’s teachings on freedom of the press. Behind the smiles on display is total disregard for freedom of expression. » And Emmanuel Macron replied at an evening meeting in Strasbourg: “When the extreme right starts saying: ‘I choose the journalists who come or who don’t come’, that’s the same thing we’re doing in Hungary today, namely systematically and gradually lowering the rightattacked the presidential candidate. What she wants to do is what we see in Hungary. »

A “political and patriotic” prime minister

With whom and how would Marine Le Pen govern? The candidate has announced for more than a year that she will choose one “Government of National Unity”. With ten days to go before the second round, while Emmanuel Macron is rallying support, she appears very alone and without senior government figures. “I know journalists think they know everything, but they don’t know who wants to govern with me and who doesn’tshe got angry on Tuesday. There are people coming from the right or the left who want to rule with me in case of victory. » She had already clearly indicated in the morning at France Inter that Eric Zemmour would not be part of her team: “He does not want it. I don’t want it either. » She also ruled out the possibility at Vernon that her niece Marion Maréchal would enter government.

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