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Between Emmanuel Macron and Edouard Philippe, the waltz-hesitation of a number of right-wing mayors

Whereas the deputies and senators of La République en Marche (LRM) maintain their parliamentary days, in his city of Angers, Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 September, the mayor Christophe Béchu (DVD, ex-LR) continues to discreetly hint the furrow Edouard Philippe with La République des maires, this affiliation of elected representatives from the center-right that he initiated across the mayor of Le Havre. It takes a sure balancing act to affirm its help for the President of the Republic whereas wishing the arrival of his former Prime Minister. “We’re mayors who share moderation”, retorts town councilor of Angers, who additionally praises the exchanges he has frequently with Emmanuel Macron.

“The frequent home of the presidential majority by no means noticed the sunshine of day. And the En Marche transplant didn’t actually work domestically. There’s a house to the best and to the middle through which there is no such thing as a incarnation. Edouard Philippe, along with his manner of doing politics and the qualities of a statesman that he was capable of display, possibly that one ”, provides Mr. Béchu.

“There’s a house that should be lined in a extra environment friendly manner”, confirms Frédéric Valletoux, mayor (Act) of Fontainebleau (Seine-et-Marne) and near Christian Estrosi. Mr. Valletoux gathered at his residence, on August 29, a number of executives from La République des maires and Daring France, the coaching of the mayor of Good. Edouard Philippe was enthroned within the heart. “All of that is overlapping networks. Mayors from the best and from the middle with whom Edouard was capable of forge a hyperlink. Now we have the identical imaginative and prescient of politics ”, he emphasizes.

Arnaud Péricard, mayor (numerous proper) of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and vice-president of the affiliation of mayors of Ile-de-France, was one of many initiators of this assembly in Bellifontaine land. “Edouard Philippe, we’d like him within the political debate, he explains. We have to construction a motion round it that permits us to make ourselves heard. We’re searching for a typical shelter. It is going to be as much as him to provide it the mandatory amplitude. “

Considering past 2022

That is excellent news, the previous prime minister has deliberate to obtain members of La République des maires at his residence in Le Havre on October eight and 9. “He advised us that he was going to take initiatives on this event”, confides Christophe Béchu with a realizing air. Nevertheless, his supporters haven’t any illusions a few potential candidacy of their champion within the subsequent presidential election. “He additionally very clearly recalled that his loyalty wouldn’t be missing to the President of the Republic in 2022. However he added that he was not going to chorus from saying what he thinks”, specifies the mayor of Angers.

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