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Guillaume Tabard: "The uncertain laboratory of recomposition"


COUNTER-POINT - The regional elections could provide presidential strategists the pretext for “overtaking” their own party, with the prospect of a new federation intended to provide the political framework for a possible second five-year term.

In the “old world” things were relatively simple.

Territorial elections made it possible to express the rejection of national power.

The sanction vote was in full play.

François Mitterrand paid the price in 1992, Jacques Chirac in 2004 and Nicolas Sarkozy in 2010. In 2015, the most unpopular of the presidents is, paradoxically, the one who best limited the damage;

while losing this ballot.

This time, the sanction vote will not take place since there is no outgoing Macronist region president in metropolitan France.

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However, as always, the presidential majority will seek to regionalize the ballot, to disconnect it from the presidential election of the following year.

By weakness more than by calculation.

We saw it during the municipal elections, LREM did not succeed in transforming the support for the action of Emmanuel Macron - minority, but solid - into membership of a political force established in the country.

You don't even need polls to understand that lists score

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Source: lefigaro

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