The city of Lyon hosts this weekend’s three major political meetings. Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron, and Jean-Luc Mélenchon, will present their programs.
the three candidates in the presidential election of 2017 have chosen the third city of France to hold their large mass and gather a maximum.
Emmanuel Macron will take place this Saturday during a mass meeting at the Palais des sports de Gerland (7000 seats). The founder of the movement In motion ! wishes to revitalize his campaign, somewhat overshadowed in recent times by the primary relaying at the right as on the left.
The goal for the former minister of Economics is to show that it has popular support. If he has chosen the city of Lyon for organising this event, it is also because the city’s mayor, Gérard Collomb, is one of his closest supporters.
The president of the national Front intends to present the new formula of the programme, consisting of 144 commitments. The meeting takes place this weekend over two days, in a room that can accommodate 3000 people. Marine Le Pen will make a great closing speech on Sunday at 15h.
The leader of France insubordinate organizes Sunday a double meeting unprecedented in France. In fact, Jean-Luc Mélenchon will be present at Eurexpo Lyon, and a hologram in Aubervilliers. He hopes to bring more people than the other candidates in the presidential election, and especially Marine Le Pen, he also wants to show it to the candidate of the left, Benoît Hamon as it is a better choice to represent the left in the presidential election.
Lyon high security
To accommodate these three political events of great magnitude, the capital of the Gauls has provided a plan for enhanced safety. 550 police officers have been planned, including 350 units of gendarmes and CRS.
“We are in a state of alert, vigilant but serene. The biggest risk is of a terrorist. The meetings are targets, especially in the campaign period, even if no specific alert is escalated to this matter, made know to the entourage of the mayor of Lyon, Gérard Collomb, reports The Figaro.
- Politics & Government
- Marine Le Pen
- Palais des sports de Gerland
- Emmanuel Macron