Xavier Bertrand launches the presidential race on the right

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“Yes, I will be a candidate. […] I am totally determined. ” It is with these words, spoken in an interview with the weekly Le Point, that Xavier Bertrand has just kicked off the presidential election of April-May 2022. Until then, two candidates had declared themselves, veterans of the previous election: Jean-Luc Mélenchon for La France insoumise (Radical Left, 19.6% of the votes in the first round in 2017), and Marine Le Pen, president of the National Rally and finalist beaten by Emmanuel Macron (33.9% against 66.1%).

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