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Retailleau wants to “create a new party”, Ciotti refuses “the status quo”


The boss of the senators LR Bruno Retailleau, candidate for the presidency of his party, promised to create “a new party” in order to bring together his political family while his rival Éric Ciotti refuses to be “the candidate of the status quo”, Saturday at the back-to-school campus for young Republicans. “After three failures in three presidential elections, there is no fatality. The condition is to change everything, not only the faces, not only the name of the party” but to “hustle everything”, Bruno Retailleau told journalists. , candidate since Friday for the presidency in the election of December 3.

“Rebuilding a real right”

“So I want to create a new party”, he hammered, pleading to “rebuild a real right” which is “courageous, not ashamed” and “which no longer backs down”. “I want a right gathered, not narrowed”, he added, assuring that “there is no future for small pieces of right” which “would then be sold to the cut”. This is why “we must come together, with a clear line. We no longer need strong words, because they often ring hollow (…) If tomorrow we are not together, we will end in a telephone booth”, affirmed the one who wants to “propose another way”, between Éric Ciotti very identified with the regalian, and Aurélien Pradié with a more social prism.

“Of course we have to unite but we must be clear, the gathering must not be the status quo. I will not be the candidate for the status quo”, said Eric Ciotti for his part. “I also know how to gather, but this argument ultimately leads us not to say things,” he told reporters. Asked about his strengths, he mentioned “surely a methodical approach” because “I say things clearly, in very clear opposition to macronism and in our ability to designate our colors very quickly during the next presidential election”. “And for me there is only one who can do it, it’s Laurent Wauquiez,” he said.

Third probable candidate although not yet declared, the deputy Aurélien Pradié warned that “in this kind of election one must always be wary of the third man whom we did not see coming”. “If I were a candidate, I would express something different”, assured the deputy of Lot, “very peaceful”, and ensuring that he will give his decision “in a few days”.


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