Far-Right Pundit Launches Bid For French Presidency

Reuters reports:

Far-right French pundit Eric Zemmour announced his candidacy for president on Tuesday with a video in which, to ominous music and footage of street violence, he said he wanted to save France from decadence and minorities that “oppress the majority”.

His declaration came hours before the conservative Les Républicains hold their final TV debate ahead of a congress to choose their candidate at the weekend, with the outline of the April 2022 field now finally taking shape.

“I have decided to take our destiny in my hands. I have decided to stand in the presidential election,” Zemmour said in a YouTube video heavy on anti-immigrant warnings and pledges to restore the country’s grandeur on the world stage.

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