Arthur de Laborde
09:06, June 17, 2022
Preceded in the first round of the legislative elections by Caroline Mécary, his opponent from Nupes, in the seventh district of Paris, Clément Beaune is working hard to beat her in the second round. And, the minister in charge of Europe does not hesitate to choose combativeness as a campaign strategy between the two rounds.
The legislative campaign ends this Friday evening. There are therefore only a few hours left for the candidates to convince. And they will not be too much for Clément Beaune, in difficulty in the seventh district of Paris. In the first round, the Minister in charge of Europe arrived behind his opponent from Nupes. Thursday, the two candidates met by chance on a Parisian market.
“David’s Fight Against Goliath”
It’s time for the last leaflet distributions for Caroline Mécary. By betting on her field campaign, the lawyer intends to beat Clément Beaune, Emmanuel Macron’s Mr. Europe. “That’s what’s important, it’s to be close. And I have in front of me a candidate minister who, if elected, would never go to the National Assembly. It’s his substitute who will be there”, she argues at the microphone of Europe 1. And it is quite a symbol for the candidate. “I actually have the Elysée Palace in front of me. It’s a bit like David’s fight against Goliath”.
And when David meets Goliath by chance on the Bastille market, the atmosphere is somewhat tense. “We are not going to have a debate there impromptu”, launches Caroline Mécary when her opponent asks her to debate, in the middle of the market. “Yes, it’s provocation,” she adds. “I want a debate. It was refused by her. Maybe she had agenda constraints. I don’t see where the provocation was to go and greet her in a Republican way. We can have political adversaries and shake hands”, defends Clément Beaune at the microphone of Europe 1.
“She is a very radical lady”
And he shows himself to be a little less tender when it comes to describing his opponent to the voters he meets: “She is a rebellious lady from France, very, very radical”. Combativeness and enthusiasm. These are the two watchwords of the Minister for Europe before gambling on his survival in government on Sunday.