Valérie Pécresse returns to her former party.
The presidential candidate announces this Thursday in
Le Point that
she has decided to take back her card from Les Républicains.
It's the logical consequence of the fact that I accepted from the start to play as a team.
It's a question of consistency,
”she explains to the weekly.
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The president of the Île-de-France region will formalize this choice this Thursday evening at a public meeting to be held in Dijon (Côte-d'Or).
She has already informed Christian Jacob, the president of the party, during the day.
Today, I ask all the members of Libres!
(his movement, editor's note), who like me share the values of the right, to join LR to build together the party of reconquest and alternation.
And this line, I apply it to myself.
Our goal is, together, to beat Emmanuel Macron,
Xavier Bertrand will not take back his card
Valérie Pécresse left Les Républicains on June 5, 2019, after the poor score in the European elections (8.5% of the vote). At the time, she justified this choice by a desire to "
rebuild the right, threatened with extinction
". She judges LR "
padlocked, locked and emptied of its members
Let us be very clear: I am leaving LR but I remain on the right and I remain in opposition to Emmanuel Macron
", she explained at the time.
A few days ago, Xavier Bertrand, another right-wing candidate declared in the presidential election, for his part announced that he would participate in the Congress of Republicans - which will take place in early December - in which Valérie Pécresse and Michel Barnier participate in particular.
However, he closed the door to the idea of taking back his card from his former party, which he had left in 2017.