in the Marne, a macronist equates the cross of Lorraine of her opponent LR to “a religious sign”

in the Marne, a macronist equates the cross of Lorraine of her opponent LR to “a religious sign”
in the Marne, a macronist equates the cross of Lorraine of her opponent LR to “a religious sign”

Rejected by the propaganda commission, the challenge of the outgoing Laure Miller is considered scandalous by the right-wing candidate Stéphane Lang.

Stirring in the 2nd constituency of Marne. Laure Miller, outgoing Macronist MP and candidate for re-election, is causing indignation on the right. In question, her contestation of the use of the cross of Lorraine appearing on the profession of faith of her opponent LR Stéphane Lang, which she mentioned in black and white on the control sheet of her competitor’s propaganda documents. Representative and husband of the Renaissance candidate, it was Charles Germain who participated in the meeting of this propaganda commission, organized on June 18 – an ironically Gaullian date – within the walls of the prefecture in Châlons-en-Champagne. “Mr. Charles Germain contests the photo of the cross of Lorraine considering that it is a religious sign», It is written by hand at the top of the official form recorded by the Marne prefecture, where the judge adds her decision: “Rejected».

In the meeting in question, the candidate LR was for his part represented by his representative, with whom he shares the same amazement. “I’m amazed, it’s a scandal!is moved by Stéphane Lang. How can an outgoing MP who represents Emmanuel Macron ask for the removal of this cross on the grounds that it is for religious reasons? While everyone knows that it is a republican symbol of Free France and the Resistance, which also appears on the logo of the Presidency of the French Republic. This is a real state scandal!», the candidate loses his temper.

“Scandal” or “recovery”?

«Shameful political recovery!», riposte Charles Germain. «It was just a simple question asked in the propaganda committee», Supports the representative of Laure Miller. He denies having “disputed» anything, even though the term is indeed used by the authority responsible for registering the file. Assuring that he had not read this document, the person concerned said that he refused to initiate a challenge as had been proposed by the judge. Then he specifies: “ I asked this question because our campaign team had advised us not to put the Cross of Lorraine on our campaign items because it could be considered a religious sign. This cross was also religious for 1000 years ».

If the judge deemed it necessary to mention the observation made by the Miller camp, the LR candidate is not reassured. “I imagine that if I were ever elected, my opponents could file an appeal on the basis of this challenge», Worries Stéphane Lang, who is also deputy to the town hall of Reims, administered by the Philippe mayor Arnaud Robinet (Horizons). Who accuses him of having put up his posters too early.

The legislative battle engaged in this territory of the Marne, 108 kilometers from Colombey-Les-Deux-Églises, is taking place in the historic constituency of Catherine Vautrin, Minister of Health, Labor and Solidarity, and whose name was mentioned for Matignon after the 2022 presidential election, following Jean Castex.

In addition to the outgoing Laure Miller (Renaissance) and Stéphane Lang (LR supported by the Nouveau Center, Nouvelle Énergie and François Baroin), the election concerns five other candidates: Anne-Sophie Frigout (RN), Thomas Rose (Lutte Ouvrière), Marie Pace (Reconquest), Stéphane Pirouelle (New Popular Front – LFI) and Ghislain Wysocinski (Ecology at the center). In January 2023, the Renaissance MP won ahead of the RN candidate in the second round with 51.8% of the votes. The LR candidate had collected 11.1% of the votes in the first round.

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