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Presidential 2022: officially candidate, Xavier Bertrand wants to "protect the French"


In an interview with Le Point, Xavier Bertrand declared himself a presidential candidate, without going through a possible primary. He is rolling out the main lines of his project for 2022.

Until now, the president of Hauts-de-France did not "

hide behind his little finger

" to express his "


" to be a candidate for 2022. To such an extent that many had forgotten that he was not yet. ... In a long interview with Le Point this week, Xavier Bertrand officially declares himself a “


” for the presidential election.

Yes I will be a candidate.

I am totally determined.

In the current situation in France, I believe it is my duty,

”he replies, unfolding his project and his vision.

If the calendar may surprise,

"it is time, judge one of his relatives, that the policy takes back its rights".

As he had already suggested in the past, Xavier Bertrand clearly indicates that he will not participate in a primary organized by LR because no



wishes (s) to register in the logic of a single party


If Xavier Bertrand claims to be a “

social Gaullist

”, “

of a social and popular right

”, he intends to address “

all French people

”, he repeats several times in the interview, while taking care of specify "

in the fidelity of its identity


Way to reassure elected LR and voters who were worried about a rapprochement with Arnaud Montebourg.

"We must protect the French"

If Xavier Bertrand wants to speak directly to the French, he also intends to govern for them.


We must protect the French

", he supports, claiming as "a

prerequisite for everything, the restoration of authority

" to "

stop a deep drift in our society, marked by the precocity of hyper-violence

" and put an

end to impunity


For the presidential candidate, Emmanuel Macron has "

never taken the measure of what is happening

" or "

France Mechanical Orange

" which is settling.

A concept that Xavier Bertrand had already used in

Le Figaro

in August 2020 to explain that security would, in his eyes, be the great bankruptcy of Emmanuel Macron's five-year term.


Le Point

, Xavier Bertrand intends to toughen the law on terrorism to increase the safety period to 50 years, advocate for the establishment of automatic minimum sentences in the event of conviction, advocate the revocation of the suspension in the event of a repeat offense or even request the lowering of the penal majority to 15 years.

Above all, for the presidential candidate, "

the identity of France is not negotiable


I want us to be proud of being French, of our history, of our values.

We have to say it loud and clear because we have good reason to be proud.

To those who denounce our model, I say enough!

", He continues in

Le Point

, committing to"

defend the values ​​of France


This is why "

any foreigner sentenced to a prison sentence must be automatically expelled, immediately after having served it

", he specifies.

"It's time to have a president for the French"

Unfolding his project, Xavier Bertrand recalls that he will govern by using the referendum to directly associate the French with the necessary reforms… in a single mandate of 6 years.

I will consult the French by referendum from the first months of my mandate.

This weapon, at the heart of the logic of our institutions, has fallen into disuse because all the presidents, barely elected, are only working on their re-election.

This is why with me it will be a single presidential mandate

, ”he promises.


It is often said that we need a president for France, it is time to have a president for the French,

" he urges.

Another major axis of his project: “

the Republic of the territories

” and “

the Revolution through the territories

” to oppose the “

macronist practice

” of power which he defines as “

centralization and verticality


For the president of Hauts-de-France, much more than a new stage of decentralization, it is a “

real change of regime

” and a “

new way of conducting public action


The only way according to him to "

breathe the country


The yellow vests crisis is not an accident.

This is a final warning,

”he says, seeing the country paralyzed and on the verge of explosion.

"A presidency of homework"

Finally, Xavier Bertrand returns to his conception of power by offering the French "

a presidency of duties

", anchored in the territories.

Faced with the National Rally - which he continues to call the FN - and LREM, Xavier Bertrand intends to defend "

order and justice


And facing Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, the presidential candidate recalls his popular roots.


I come from the people


I don't forget where I'm from.

Insurance agent in Flavy-le-Martel, it's not the same as an investment banker in Paris or heiress!

He describes.

A president cannot be normal, but he must not think of himself as a god.

A way of indicating that it would be neither François Hollande nor Emmanuel Macron.

Xavier Bertrand has his slogan: he will be "

a president in the service of the French people


And to conclude: “

The presidency of the Republic is not a trophy.

It is putting oneself at the service of the French people, it is assuming their demands and duties


Source: lefigaro

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