French conservative lawmaker defects to Zemmour’s presidential bid

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PARIS (Reuters) – A conservative lawmaker who until last year was No. 2 in the centre-right Les Republicains party on Sunday said he was defecting to join the ranks of far-right presidential challenger Eric Zemmour. Guillaume Peltier said he had no confidence in Les Republicains party presidential nominee Valerie Pecresse, describing her as too ideologically close to centrist President Emmanuel Macron. Peltier told Europe 1 Zemmour was “the only candidate capable of galvanising the right and beating Macron” in the April presidential poll. Zemmour, 63, who holds convictions for inciting hatred …

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