what we know about the RN-LR “common candidates” and the Renaissance-LR agreements

what we know about the RN-LR “common candidates” and the Renaissance-LR agreements
what we know about the RN-LR “common candidates” and the Renaissance-LR agreements

While the submission of candidacies for the early legislative elections will end on Sunday, June 16, at 6 p.m., many unknowns still remain about the candidates in the race. The new left-wing coalition, the New Popular Front, which detailed its measures this Friday, June 14, promised single candidacies in constituencies in France.

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On the side of the presidential majority, several Macronist candidates including Gabriel Attal have concluded, with a view to the legislative elections in Hauts-de-Seine, a non-aggression pact with Les Républicains candidates so as not to run against each other. , reports theAgence France-Presse (AFP).

“We have decided, to block the extremes of the right and the left, to create a republican arc in our department of Hauts-de-Seine which links “Together for the Republic” (banner of the majority), the Republicans 92 and the president of the department »write the signatories of a press release.

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Gabriel Attal, Stéphane Séjourné, Prisca Thevenot…

Among them are the Prime Minister, the president of the LR federation of the department Philippe Juvin, the president of the UDI Hervé Marseille, the departmental managers of Modem Isabelle Florennes and Horizons Isabelle de Crécy, as well as the president of the department Georges Siffredi, who resigned from LR after Eric Ciotti’s call to ally with the National Rally.

Stéphane Séjourné, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Secretary General of Renaissance, is also part of the agreement. He will campaign in the 9th district. Prisca Thevenot, government spokesperson, is also concerned, according to a press release.

In the morning, President LR of the Senate Gérard Larcher formally denied this on the social network “the unacceptable and fanciful rumors circulating. There was no secret meeting or secret arrangement. I have not met Emmanuel Macron since March 7 outside of official ceremonies. »

A “former Renaissance MP in Rhône-Alpes” invested by the RN?

On the side of the National Rally, President Jordan Bardella announced that“there will be a common candidate” with the Republicans “in 70 constituencies” greeting a “historic agreement”, a few days after the alliance with Éric Ciotti, the deposed president. The latter, who will represent himself in the Alpes-Maritimes, will be supported by the far-right party, just like his close friend, Christelle D’Intorni, running in the same department. Guilhem Carayon, the spokesperson for the Republicans, should appear in Tarn, according to France Bleu Occitanie .

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“With the Republicans, we agree on a certain number of points: the defense of purchasing power, the restoration of order and security and the drastic reduction of migratory flows”, insisted the leader of the far right, without revealing the names of the nominated candidates. The vice-president of the RN, Sébastien Chenu, began to reveal part of the list on France 2citing the regional councilor of Île-de-France Babette de Rozière, the former magistrate Charles Prats and the former editorialist of CNews Guillaume Bigot.

The final list, which will be published ” In the weekend “will also include a “former Renaissance MP in Rhône-Alpes”of“former or current elected LR of Paris” and even “candidates who come from the sovereignist left”he assured.

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