“There is a space for the right up to the center, All the surveys show it”, assures Pascal Perrineau, recalling that “the forces of the right and of the center have resisted very well to the last municipal elections”.
A refusal of the Macron-Le Pen duel?
And if the polls show Xavier Bertrand still far from the duel announced between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, the former director of Cevipof notes that “when we ask the French to position themselves in this left-right space, there is a lot more French people who position themselves on the right up to the borders of the center, than French people who position themselves on the left “.
For Pascal Perrineau, Xavier Bertrand could take advantage of the weariness of a public opinion refusing a remake of 2017. “The French, we say to them ‘here we are, we are going towards a second round of Le Pen-Macron’, but when you question these same people French, they tell you in a proportion of more than two thirds ‘we do not want the rehash of the second round of 2017, which is excessively reductive’ “, insists the guest from Europe 1.
“The right cannot wait”
“Yes, there is a space between the National Rally and the Republic on the march for the right and the moderate right”, according to Pascal Perrineau, who warns, however, that the right has no time to waste. “The electoral calendar is terrible, the regional elections were postponed to June and some even speak of postponing them until later,” he recalls. However, he concludes, “the right cannot wait, otherwise the space will be occupied by others, by Marine Le Pen and by Emmanuel Macron”.
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