Macron, Le Pen accused of vetoing ‘tenacious’ reporter from moderating high-stakes debate

France24 says a pivotal moment in the race for the Élysée Palace, the debate between President Macron and Marine Le Pen has been shrouded in controversy over the choice of mediator.

Macron, Le Pen accused of vetoing ‘tenacious’ reporter from moderating high-stakes debate

France24 says a pivotal moment in the race for the Élysée Palace, Wednesday’s televised debate between President Emmanuel Macron and his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen has been shrouded in controversy over the choice of mediator, with both camps accused of vetoing a journalist known for her pugnacious interviews.

Macron and Le Pen face off in a presidential run-off on April 24, which polls suggest will be a much tighter race than the contest Macron handily won against Le Pen five years ago. The two finalists will once again spar in a televised debate on Wednesday, with Le Pen hoping to erase memories of the embarrassing flop that ended her hopes of pulling off an upset in 2017.

https://www.france24.com/en/france/20220419-macron-le-pen-accused-of-vetoing-tenacious-reporter-from-moderating-high-stakes-debate

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