“It is time to speed up the procedure for appointing our presidential candidate”

INTERVIEW – On Wednesday, the Republicans’ strategic committee is due to name the mayor of Antibes conductor of the candidate nomination process for 2022. Noting the absence of a natural suitor, he pleads for an open primary from the right and the center.

LE FIGARO .- Why do the Republicans want to move forward on the question of the tie-breaker?

Jean LEONETTI .- We’ve been talking about this for some time. Initially, a number of us agreed to wait for the local elections before putting in place the nomination of a candidate according to a consensual procedure. In the current context, after a meeting organized on June 2 in the Senate in the presence of Gérard Larcher, Christian Jacob and François Baroin, we decided to propose an acceleration of the schedule during the strategic committee scheduled for Wednesday. We can see that there is impatience within our movement, between those who are tempted to unite the rights with the extreme right and those who plan to support Emmanuel Macron from the outset. Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur is also a place of expertise in this area since the mayors of Toulon and Nice, Hubert Falco and Christian Estrosi, have already distanced themselves from the LR party. . And

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