On Twitter, the former Prime Minister and unfortunate LR candidate in 2017, François Fillon, supported Valérie Pécresse. The Republican champion is credited with less than 10% of voting intentions in the polls.
Weight support. Six days before the first round of the presidential election, the former Prime Minister of Nicolas Sarkozy, François Fillon, has decided to publicly support Valérie Pécresse. In a tweet, the 2017 LR champion justifies himself: “Democracy is first and foremost the possibility of alternation and alternation is threatened when power camps in the middle of extremes.”
Democracy is first of all the possibility of alternation and alternation is threatened when power camps in the middle of the extremes. Valérie Pecresse and the Republicans are now the only viable path to this alternation.
— Francois Fillon (@FrancoisFillon) April 4, 2022
Valérie Pécresse would arrive in fifth position
And according to François Fillon, “Valérie Pecresse and the Republicans today constitute the only viable path towards this alternation.”
According to an Elabe poll released on Saturday, Valérie Pécresse, who called on her voters to “overturn the table”, is credited with 8.5% of voting intentions. It is thus placed behind Eric Zemmour (9.5%), Jean-Luc Mélenchon (15%), Marine Le Pen (22%), and Emmanuel Macron (28.5%). In 2017, François Fillon won 20.01% of the vote.