Video analysis | Does Macron overwhelm his rival or does Le Pen mobilize the electorate? Two experts analyze his speech | Videos
Same protagonists and same scenario, five years later. Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen have met again in the last electoral debate before the second round of the presidential elections in France this Sunday. Ruth Ferrero-Turrión, professor of Political Science at the Complutense University of Madrid and Juan Rodríguez, professor of Political Science at the University of Valencia, dissect in the video analysis that accompanies this news the messages of Macron and Le Pen in the decisive electoral debate . Who has won the electoral debate? What have been the successes and errors of each candidate? What have they focused their speeches on and what electorate have they addressed with them? In the video you will find the answer to these questions.
The debate, which you can see in its entirety in Spanish in EL PAÍS, has been the key to mobilizing the votes of the undecided and the 7.7 million mélenchonistas who opted for the candidate from Francia Insumisa in the first round of the elections. An electorate to which Le Pen has presented herself as a sensible and presidential candidate. Despite the fact that Jean-Luc Mélenchon urged his voters not to give “a single vote to Le Pen”, the far-right leader has winked at them by focusing her speech on the loss of purchasing power of the French. On her part, Macron has played it safe with an institutional discourse appealing to the center voter, the same one who now gives her a majority in the polls. With this, he has also lost the opportunity to mobilize Mélenchon’s vote, decisive in the final stretch of these elections.