Léa Salamé and Gilles Bouleau take up the defense of Anne-Sophie Lapix, challenged by the debate between the two rounds

The presenter of France 2’s 8 p.m. newspaper was not chosen to referee the face-to-face match between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.

For the past few days, the case has been making a lot of noise. Last Monday, guest of “L’Heure des pros” on CNews, Jordan Bardella said that “Marine Le Pen does not wantAnne-Sophie Lapix encourage discussion d’entre-deux-tours scheduled for Wednesday April 20 and broadcast on TF1 and France 2. According to the president of the National Association, the journalist “he cannot hide his hostility towards Marine Le Pen every time he receives it”. An opinion, according to him, shared by Emmanuel Macron.

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Later Christophe Jakubyszyn et Nathalie Saint-Cricq Five years ago, Gilles Bouleau et Lea Salame were chosen to referee this head-to-head. On this occasion, our colleagues from Parisian he questioned them. The two journalists defended their colleague with one voice. “This is not what I perceived in the interviews that Anne-Sophie conducted. Let him comment, okay? But for him to declare it publicly, I find it a little more disturbing. In a face-to-face meeting, politicians do not choose their interlocutors or the questions, but they are free to answer”said the presenter of the newspaper 20 hours of TF1.

“I do not feel that it has been a second fiddle in this campaign”

Lea Salame

Present at his side, the host of “Élysée 2022” abounded in his direction. “It bothered me too. It is not up to politicians to give journalists a good or bad point on a television. As for Anne-Sophie, I had the pleasure of working with her on “Élysée 2022”. She put herself in danger by agreeing to participate in this political program when she was not required to do so. In addition to being an excellent journalist, she is a brave and upright woman. We talked at length this week.added, adding that if politicians do not choose their interlocutors, “they have the possibility to challenge”. “Anne-Claire Coudray was five years ago, like Patrick Poivre d’Arvor and Anne Sinclair in 1995, apparently”remembered before asking: “Is it necessary to change this rule? Undoubtedly”.

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When the duo of journalists chosen to arbitrate the debate between the two rounds was announced, some considered that the presence of Léa Salamé was a second option. “I have been criticized quite a bit in my career for being too aggressive and too harsh. So it makes me smile to hear, for a few days, that politicians would have chosen me because I would be kind or harmless., defended the journalist. And to conclude: “I don’t feel like I played a supporting role this season. laurent guimier He claims that he gave only one name to the candidates, mine. I have no reason not to believe it.”.

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