Valérie Pécresse, Xavier Bertrand and Jean Rottner, respectively presidents of the regions of Île-de-France, Hauts-de-France and Grand-Is, have shown their unity on Friday in the face of Emmanuel Macron, concluding a “pact girondin” for territories but also in the face to the head of LR Laurent Wauquiez which they contest the line “populist”.
“United, we are in capacity to succeed !”, have argued in a communiqué, the three presidents, came together to inaugurate the agricultural fair of Châlons-en-Champagne. “The opposite of a willingness recentralisatrice palpable of the State”, they consider “essential to restore confidence in the territories” based “on their ability to experiment with new public policies”. They wish, in this respect, “putting in common their policies and unite the forces of their territories” in the bio-economy.
They say to send a “strong signal to the State but also to the actors of the territories”. “Beyond the bio-economy, this compact girondin unique and full of pragmatism, Valérie Pécresse, Xavier Bertrand and Jean Rottner say loud and clear their vision of the France of tomorrow: “trust us! United, we are in capacity to succeed!”.
Valérie Pécresse will attend the “harvest of Bordeaux”
In front of the press, Valérie Pécresse stressed having “always had a true proximity policy,” with Xavier Bertrand. “We are gaullists social”, stressed the leader of the movement Free!, associated with LR, but open to non-members.
“Our region, our territories are different, different but we find ourselves on the idea of wearing this alternative social and popular, but not populist, with Emmanuel Macron,” added Ms. Pécresse, in an allusion to Laurent Wauquiez. Valérie Pécresse was asked by a guarantee of the gathering of the right, at its reentry policy last Friday in Brive-la-Gaillarde (Corrèze), denouncing the “temptation of solitary exercise of power” by Emmanuel Macron.
During this move, Xavier Bertrand, who has left LR in the aftermath of the election, Laurent Wauquiez to its presidency, in December, had said in a video message that he and Valérie Pécresse had a “vocation to work together”. In early July, he said he believed in “a right that is not revanchist, by a caricature, not aggressive”.
The president of the Île-de-France will also be attending, in the coming weeks, “the harvest of Bordeaux, Alain Juppé, as well as to the return policy of Christian Estrosi.
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