There were ten of them on Wednesday April 20 to share the evening of the second round debate together. Between two slices of pizza, they comment and judge the two candidates.
“He’s clean on himself” The debate begins, on television, but also in the living room. “Macron, he is elegant, he gives Le Pen a ‘madam’! He is clean about him, it’s a bit annoying, but it’s true” believes Gaëlle. Her boyfriend, Enzo, finds the president-candidate “super comfortable”. As the debate progresses, and while the presidential candidates exchange proposals against proposals, the guests react: “He is precise about the figures. She launches great ideas, but it is not very precise”, judge Déborah. “He is a very good debater”, judges Hamza, in his forties, before launching, laughing, “I have a residence permit, so I feel concerned!”. “If we saw him for the first time, Macron, we could believe it. But we are five years behind schedule”, regrets Monique.
“She loses her footing when she is contradicted”
After 45 minutes of debate, the tone rises on the screen when topics related to Ukraine and Russia arrive. “The natural returns at a gallop. She reproaches him for having welcomed Poutine in Versailles, but his acquaintances with him are known and recognized. There, she was upset, she holds back but we feel that she is angry”. “She still masters her subjects much better! She is in control, she does not belch like five years ago” recognizes, while regretting it, Sylvain. “In any case, Macron, he is holding up, he has faith in him. She quickly loses her footing when she is contradicted. If he tickles her, she seems to hesitate” expresses Enzo. The debate continues. No one can say who, really, wins the return match.