Rottner (LR) does not rule out alliance with Klinkert in the second round

The outgoing president (LR) of the Grand Est region, Jean Rottner, hinted on Wednesday June 9 that he was not ruling out an alliance in the second round of the regional elections with the Macronist minister Brigitte Klinkert.

«When it was necessary to choose some time ago between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, I made the choice that Xavier Bertrand made this week in Hauts-de-France which is to say, I will support Ms. Bourguignon (candidate for the majority in a partial legislative, Editor’s note) because I am the Republican front», Declared Jean Rottner on France 3.

«The door does not have to be closed or opened. I will be first, I will be in the lead (of the first round) and it is up to the lists behind to make their choice, a choice which is to block or not the National Rally and the far right“, He added during a debate organized between the six main heads of the list in the Grand Est region, before the first round of June 20. Last week, Jean Rottner had ruled out the possibility of a merger in the second round with the unlabeled list of Brigitte Klinkert.

But since then, an Ipsos Sopra Steria poll for France 3 published on Wednesday gave the RN’s head of the list, Laurent Jacobelli, the winner in the second round, in the event of quadrangular (32%), with three points ahead of the LR candidate. “Me, I present myself to win and I think I can be in the lead on the evening of the first. Anyway, I will do whatever it takes to defend the values ​​that are mine“, Underlined for her part Brigitte Klinkert, Minister Delegate in charge of integration.

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