I have not said my last word. This is both a promise and the title of the latest book by Eric Zemmour, former presidential candidate, of which Le Figaro published Tuesday some selected extracts. The president of the far-right party Reconquest is not only going back on his failure, eliminated in the first round with 7.07% of the vote and no more victorious in the legislative elections. He also deviates former allies and political competitors.

"Marine Le Pen has suffered so much marginalization, caricature, the life of a pariah, rejection from childhood, so many things that I have not known, that to be softened, she is ready for anything. To all the denials, all the apostasy," he reproaches her, believing that the former candidate of the RN "opposed (him) as the system had opposed her". "She doesn't care about ideas; In his eyes, all those who like their handling are only ideologues. It dresses up in the garments of pragmatism its contempt for concepts and culture," he also criticizes.

The traitor and the impatient

And if he forges a link with his father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, with whom he says he shares the same passion for history, the former polemicist pours into scientific poetry to point out his lack of common point with the former president of the RN: "We were like two mathematical sets without intersection," he writes.

The president of Reconquest also targets the mayor of Béziers Robert Ménard, who embodies according to him "the pure and perfect figure of the traitor", and whom he gives the nickname "Judas of Béziers". According to him, Robert Ménard "played a role in this campaign far superior to his true political weight" because "he gave credibility to all the accusations, even the most outrageous, launched against me. His position as a so-called friend was ideal to discredit me and give substance to the arguments of my enemies."

The president of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Laurent Wauquiez (LR), with whom he claims to have considered for a time to constitute a "team" for the presidential election, also takes it for his rank. "Laurent Wauquiez is a curious mixture of brutality and cautèle, haste and precaution, audacity and pusillanimity," scoffs Zemmour, who describes him as "always in a hurry, always impatient, his eye riveted on his watch". Éric Zemmour had sold more than 250,000 copies of his previous book, La France n'a pas dit son dernier mot, published, like his new book, by his own house, Rubempré.

  • Eric Zemmour
  • Marine Le Pen
  • Laurent Wauquiez
  • Robert Ménard
  • Reconquest! (political party)
  • Far right