10:11 a.m., June 23, 2022
The deputies The Republicans elected Wednesday the president of their group in the National Assembly. It will be Olivier Marleix, 51, who won with 40 votes against 20 for his opponent Julien Dive. The Republican parliamentarians elected an experienced president and a firm opponent of Emmanuel Macron.
The deputy of Eure-et-Loir, elected for the third time last Sunday, embodies a right completely impervious to macronism. A former adviser to Nicolas Sarkozy, he is renowned for his seriousness and rigor in handling cases. It was he who notably chaired the commission of inquiry at the Assembly on the sale of Alstom to General Electric in 2014, validated at the time by Emmanuel Macron.
An opposition of general interest
Olivier Marleix, a fervent critic of the economic and industrial policy of the Head of State, intends to have his ideas weighed in the hemicycle. “Among the responsibilities we have, we have that of being an opposition of general interest, which acts for the interest of the French, and we will also draw in the next 5 years, the identity card of this what is the French right”, he explains on Europe 1.
A political profile close to Michel Barnier
Olivier Marleix is also a specialist in the electoral map, like his father Alain Marleix, former Secretary of State of Nicolas Sarkozy. And then it’s a political profile, close to Michel Barnier and especially Laurent Wauquiez. Many on the right also see in his election at the head of the group the hand of the president of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, tipped to take the presidency of the Republicans in the fall.