The spirits begin to heat up.
While the candidate of the right will not be officially known until Saturday afternoon after the vote of the militants, a first pass of arms takes place between Marine Le Pen and the one who is now considered the new favorite of the ballot, Valérie Pécresse.
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During a press conference Thursday afternoon, the former boss of the National Rally quipped the scores of the various candidates, who are distributed approximately around 25% of the vote.
“It's still a bit like Breton pound cake. Four candidates are divided almost equally - except Mr. Bertrand who obviously finishes a further in fourth position - the votes
”, begins by squeaking the candidate for the presidential election.
Before leaving the claws: "
It proves that there is a form of divisions, I am not sure that for the Republicans, it is very good news to see that their members are also divided and that a candidate does not leave. not very much ahead of a consultation like this.
“The first round of this ballot indeed showed four rather tight tendencies: Éric Ciotti (25.59%), Valérie Pécresse (25%), Michel Barnier (23.93%), Xavier Bertrand (22.36%) and Philippe Juvin far behind (3.13%).
"She will eat it for five months ..."
Valérie Pécresse was quick to respond to the former president of the RN, on BFMTV: “
As Marine Le Pen is Breton, I imagine she likes the pound cake.
And that's good, because ours is going to be very good and she's going to eat it for five months.
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Spinning the gastronomic metaphor, the former Minister of the Budget suggested to Marine Le Pen to
"start her diet right away
" because she "
will have (
the right, Editor's note)
morning, noon and evening in front of her.
She's going to see what a really good four-quarters is,
" she said. According to Valérie Pécresse,
"it will be over for her
" from next April. "
I know that many journalists and our adversaries dreamed of seeing a dissension at the end of this first round (...). And they see that already three-quarters of the four-quarters are gathered. It's already good",
she launches, believing that the right had indeed no natural candidate at the start, but that the internal primary will allow it.