Likely presidential candidate, Eric Zemmour affirmed himself in favor of the death penalty this Wednesday morning on BFMTV-RMC.
Invited this Wednesday morning by Jean-Jacques Bourdin on BFMTV-RMC, polemicist Eric Zemmour declared himself “philosophically” in favor of capital punishment.
“I do not think that we have done well to abolish the death penalty. Philosophically, I am in favor of it”, launched the writer, whose book France has not said its last word comes out this Thursday in bookstores.
Far from judging his position as isolated, Eric Zemmour considers himself in tune with public opinion.
“A majority of French people are in favor of the death penalty, even today. When we execute the terrorists at Bataclan in Syria, we restore it in a certain way (…)”, he argued .
From there to imagine the reinstatement of the death penalty integrate the program of the future candidate Zemmour? Not really, if we are to believe the person concerned, who considers such a societal reform difficult to envisage in the immediate future.
“It’s not something we’re going to do right away. There are other priorities,” said the writer.
If Eric Zemmour has not officially pronounced on his presidential candidacy, his Elysian ambitions are not in doubt. And his profile begins to worry his opponents: in an Elabe poll for BFMTV, the polemicist is credited with 8% of voting intentions, drawn for many from the electoral base of Marine Le Pen.