The great oral of the right-wing candidates



The situation is unprecedented for the Les Républicains party, which will support a candidate who will not necessarily be a member in the 2022 presidential election. Nevertheless, the dominant party on the right knows itself to be inescapable, and all the contenders have agreed to be auditioned by its parliamentarians, meeting Thursday 9 and Friday 10 September in Nîmes for their return to school.For the presidential election, any candidate will need the support of the party, its financial resources, its activists“, warned Gérard Larcher, president LR of the Senate, on LCI.

Principal candidate for the primary and member of the party, Michel Barnier, did not fail to defend the principle: “I have no enthusiasm for the primary, but it is the least bad solution. All those who want the support of a political family must respect its rules of the game, it is a question of loyalty. If everyone comes into this process, that fixes the whole problem. “ A mechanism also defended by ex-LR Valérie Pécresse: “A democratic selection is better than a selection by the surveys. “

Xavier Bertrand (ex-LR), who refuses to participate, nevertheless responded favorably to the invitation of parliamentarians from his former party: he will speak this Friday. “His project is compatible with that of LR, explains his entourage. He does not want to participate in the primary but he does not want to do without LR: elected President of the Republic, he will need a majority in the legislative elections, therefore LR and the UDI. “

According to a score made by France Info, it is also the president of the Hauts-de-France regional council who receives a majority of support from LR parliamentarians: 52 deputies and senators, against 40 for Michel Barnier, 37 for Valérie Pécresse and 6 for Éric Ciotti.

Michel Barnier and Valérie Pécresse, they are two different styles more than two different projects. The first, at the tribune or seated, in the chosen language, sometimes technocratic. The second, standing, speaking raw. Unsurprisingly, they converged to shoot red balls on Emmanuel Macron. “Macron’s popularity rating is that of the pilot of the plane because we are in crisis”, for example attacked Valérie Pécresse, convinced that everything will change for the Jupiterian president on landing, at the time of the presidential election. “A five-year term for almost nothing”, she summed up.

Both have displayed the same priority: a referendum on immigration – and on terrorism for Valérie Pécresse – in order to circumvent the case law of the Constitutional Council or the European Court of Human Rights. Former European commissioner and chief Brexit negotiator for the European Union, Michel Barnier even took care to get rid of an image of“Eurobeat” speaking of “Regain legal sovereignty” French. Michel Barnier’s other major priority is the fight against climate change, which he sees as a consolidation of the nuclear industry in order to fight against carbon energies. Those of Valérie Pécresse: school and family.

Finally, both showed their determination. “I feel ready and I have the win”, launched the president of the regional council of Île-de-France. “I am ready to wear the captain’s armband” of the team of France of the right, promised Michel Barnier. By the way, the Savoyard praised the action of Laurent Wauquiez, president of the regional council of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Non-candidate for the primary, the latter has a great influence in the party and reserves for the presidential election of 2027. In the meantime, he could implicitly or explicitly support the candidacy of Michel Barnier, in order to bypass those of Xavier Bertrand and Valérie Pécresse.

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