PARIS (AP) – A former far-right television expert sentenced to multiple convictions for hate speech was about to officially launch into the race for the French presidency on Tuesday, having already shaken him with his anti-invective immigration and anti-Islam.
Eric Zemmour’s supporters said the essayist, who has climbed the polls despite no practical political experience, would announce his candidacy around noon.
The 63-year-old polemicist, who is sometimes compared in France to former US President Donald Trump, is reportedly running in the April election against the still-undeclared President Emmanuel Macron and a range of other far-left candidates for the leftmost. law.
The expected launch would formalize a campaign that has been gaining momentum for a month, but which has also stumbled in recent times, especially after Zemmour raised a middle finger to a woman who did the same to him last weekend.
He then admitted on Twitter that the obscene gesture was “very inelegant”. make the leap from the small screen to a seat of power.
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