LR : Alliot-Marie sees Wauquiez “the best candidate”


Michèle Alliot-Marie is currently a member of the european parliament.
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Support for Laurent Wauquiez in the race for the presidency of LR. The former minister Michèle Alliot-Marie judge, in an interview published on Tuesday by Le Figaro, the president of the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes “is the best candidate” for the presidency of the Republican (LR), in which ” each of the sensitivities should be able to express themselves without witch-hunt “.

“I think that to be president of the Republicans, it takes experience, it is essential, a lot of energy and a certain stature. In this sense, Laurent Wauquiez seems to me to be the best candidate, ” said Michèle Alliot-Marie daily.


Each of these sensitivities must be able to express themselves without the witch hunt. A function of type confederal must then oversee the whole thing. And Laurent Wauquiez seems to me the best placed to gather.

For the former minister of Defence, of foreign Affairs and of the Interior and current member of the european parliament, The Republicans should find ” a spine ideological from sensitivities – gaullist, centrist and liberal – politicians have wanted to bring together behind a discourse unique, smoothing out all the rough spots “. “Each of these sensitivities must be able to express themselves without the witch hunt. A function of type confederal must then oversee the whole thing. And Laurent Wauquiez seems to me the best placed to collect, even if he did not have the same sensitivity as mine, “continues” MAM “, who had failed to gather the sponsorship necessary to compete in the presidential election. “If you had different sensitivities within the Republicans, you would not have this type of debate on The Constructive. But, if I was a member of the national Assembly, I would find myself not in The Constructive way “, has also said the ex-minister.

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The central movement is already there

Interviewed on the statements by Alain Juppé, reminiscent of a reconciliation with Emmanuel Macron to the european elections of 2019, she responded : “This big central movement already exists ! It is called the european people’s Party (EPP). And those who evoke a large central movement , therefore, have not the air of well-know european history, nor that of the european institutions to the Parliament. “

“I have been twice elected member of the european parliament. I was president of the RPR and it is I who, in 2000, I did join the RPR in the EPP. Nobody had this idea before, ” slipped Michèle Alliot-Marie. Alain Juppé was president of the RPR from 1994 to 1997, and then the UMP from 2002 to 2004.

Three candidates compete for the presidency of the Republicans (10-17 December) : Maël de Calan, Florence Portelli and Laurent Wauquiez.

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