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French Nationalist TV Host Launches Presidential Bid to Challenge Macron
PARIS—Éric Zemmour, the nationalist French talk-show host and pundit, announced his candidacy for president on Tuesday, challenging President Emmanuel Macron in next year’s election with a tough line on immigration, Islam and the European Union.
Mr. Zemmour is seeking to oust Marine Le Pen as the French far right’s standard-bearer to become the leading contender against Mr. Macron in the election. He has harnessed his celebrity as a television commentator to win support both from France’s far right and from traditional conservatives.