DECRYPTION – If the polls still place Xavier Bertrand and Valérie Pécresse at the head of the race, this does not prevent the supporters of the former operational chief of Brexit from approaching the rest with a smile.
Before crossing the boulevard to reach the Musée de la Romanité in Nîmes, Michel Barnier patiently waits for a signal. A few cameras follow its sober silhouette which slices through the arenas under the still hot September sun. Gray suit and sky blue shirt, like the tie. “I am not in the arenas. We must wait for the green light. The green light is important not to get run overJokes the presidential candidate, ready to join the Republican buffet. On the terrace, some deputies contemplate the Roman amphitheater, glass in hand. They have just heard Michel Barnier explain his ambitions for France within the framework of parliamentary days. A question runs through their heads: “And if it was him?»
For the time being, the polls still place Xavier Bertrand and Valérie Pécresse at the head of the race and some sometimes joke behind the scenes about the Savoyard’s ambitions, but that does not prevent the supporters of Michel Barnier
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