Mélenchon speaks, Macron and Le Pen prepare… The 5 news you will hear on Tuesday

6:30 p.m., April 18, 2022

1. Mélenchon awakens from his silence

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, on the evening of the first ballot of the first round of the presidential elections.


Jean-Luc Mélenchon has not spoken publicly since the evening of the first round of the presidential election. This media diet concludes Tuesday at 6:50 p.m. with an interview on BFMTV. Elected by 22% of voters on April 10, the leader of La France insoumise (LFI) “will come back to the lessons he learned from the first round of elections”, according to the continuous news channel. On Saturday, during an internet consultation calling for a decision on the second round, his supporters opted for the white vote (38%) ahead of Macron (33%) and abstention (29%).

Jean-Luc Mélenchon is also scheduled to report Tuesday evening whether or not he will stand in the general elections in June. According to Mathilde Panot, leader of the LFI faction in the assembly questioned yesterday by the JDD, the Insoumis will not negotiate with the PS within the framework ofa possible agreement between the forces of the left “This rejection is final. »

Also read – Mathilde Panot, President of the LFI Group at the National Assembly: “It is up to Macron to convince”
The Socialist Party meets its National Council on Tuesday. a kind of “parliament” of the party to take stock of the presidential elections after the disastrous result of the socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo and her 1.74% of the votes collected. The PS mainly wants to discuss possible agreements with the other forces of the left for legislative purposes.

2. Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen prepare their debate

The two qualified candidates for the second round of the presidential elections are entering their final week of campaigning. Both have relaxed their agendas to better prepare for the debate the between-two rounds on Wednesday evening.

Marine Le Pen has opted for two days of preparation, Tuesday and Wednesday isolate at home.I will work on my debate at home as normal ‘ she previously explained to France Bleu. The Rallye National candidate went to Normandy today for a trip on the theme “Meet the French: mission of persuasion”.

Emmanuel Macron is also preparing the debate. His program for Tuesday is not officially known and should be loosened up. A trip to Île-de-France could be taken into account.

3. Ukraine: The UN Security Council deals with the plight of the refugees

The UN Security Council here on April 5 at the hearing of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The UN Security Council here on April 5 at the hearing of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.


The UN Security Council will hold a meeting on the humanitarian aspect on Tuesday, at the initiative of France and Mexico. This new meeting will have for focus Refugees, third-country nationals and human trafficking “. The Security Council has been in session since the beginning of the war 15 sessions and the General Assembly of the United Nations, voted three times to condemn the invasion (March 2), call for protection of civilians (March 24) and remove Russia from the Human Rights Council (April 7).

This meeting comes as, for the second day in a row no humanitarian corridors were established, this Monday for the evacuation of civilians from combat zones in Ukraine. ” The Russian occupiers continue to block and bomb humanitarian routes. Therefore, for safety reasons, it was decided not to open any corridors ‘ said Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk by telegram.

Fighting proceeds in Ukraine as the capture of the besieged city of Mariupol by the Russians, located in the east of the country can be a matter of days or even hours.

4th judge on Tuesday “Uberization”

This is the long-awaited end of the first criminal case in France against “Uberization”. The Paris Criminal Court on Tuesday made its decision in favor of the home delivery service Deliveroo and three of its ex-executives who are accused of “hidden labour”.

The delivery platform was fined a maximum of €375,000 in March, as well as suspended sentences for three former leaders.
This lawsuit concerns the precarious status of couriers on the Deliveroo platform. The latter is accused of systematically using freelancers between March 2015 and December 2017 who should have been employees because they worked full-time for the platform. Lawyers for the British company Deliveroo have denounced one try” politics “.

5. Spring is back in Bourges

Brigitte Fontaine says goodbye to the stage on Wednesday.

Brigitte Fontaine says goodbye to the stage on Wednesday.


It is the first major music festival of the season and after a canceled 2020 edition and a lightened 2021 edition due to the health crisis, the organizers of the Printemps de Bourges, which starts on Tuesday, have put together a rich and varied program. Clara Luciani, Juliette Armanet, Eddy de Pretto, Vianney, father and son Dutronc… The biggest names in French singing are invited to the capital, Cher, until Sunday. The writer Michel Houellebecq should also cause a sensation with a performance with DJ Traumer.

but the actual event will take place on Wednesday evening: Brigitte Fontaine will say goodbye to the audience – in his own words it will be ” last scene – surrounded by all her artist friends. A final round that saw the 82-year-old punk icon ” damn night “. Our edition dedicated a dossier to him yesterday.

Don’t hesitate to read our testimonials from several of Brigitte Fontaine’s relatives:
Directors Kervern and Delépine about Brigitte Fontaine: “For us she is the last punk”

Singer P.R2B on Brigitte Fontaine: “She doesn’t cheat”

Singer Arthur H on Brigitte Fontaine: “We should consider her a national treasure”

That pleases us: Stimulus for the purchase of eco-boilers

Since Friday, the state aid MaPrimeRénov’, which is intended to promote the energy renovation of apartments, increased by 1,000 euros when households switch from a gas or oil boiler to a renewable energy appliance. The measure, which will initially apply until December 31, 2022, aims to reduce the impact of rising energy prices, particularly those related to the war in Ukraine, by limiting dependence on heating oil and gas.

Depending on household income and place of residence (Île-de-France or other regions) the funding amount increases to 11,000 euros, 9,000 euros, and 5,000 euros for the most efficient boilers.

The systems concerned are automatic or manual boilers running on wood or other biomass (wood pellets, sawdust, organic residues, etc.), heating systems running on solar thermal energy, geothermal heat pumps or solar thermal and air/water heat pumps.

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