scrutin In question, a consultation made by Oser la France which gave 46% of the votes to Bruno Retailleau in the first round, 33% to Eric Ciotti and 13% to Aurélien Pradié
Eric Ciotty, deputy, candidate to the presidency of LR during a meeting with Geoffroy Didier. — Jacques Witt/SIPA
Eric Ciotti is not happy. The deputy LR, candidate for the party presidency, seized the High Authority on Thursday. of LR to protest against the distribution to members of “false polls” can, he says, “have a real impact” on the ballot. “I took the case to the High Authority. facing publication and broadcast of bogus polls during the Republican presidency,” on Twitter the deputy of the Alpes-Maritimes, presented; consistently as the polling favorite whose first round will take place on December 3.
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In question, a consultation made by Oser la France, the movement of the former deputy. Julien Aubert, now spokesperson for Bruno Retailleau, and disseminated via a party newsletter at; all members. This consultation, carried out on 2,549 LR members, gives 46% of the votes to Bruno Retailleau in the first round, 33 % up; Eric Ciotti and 13 % to; Aurelien Pradié. In the second round, Bruno Retailleau, boss of the LR senators, is given winner.
“This false consultation devoid of any scientific value is a real maneuver to manipulate activists,” said Eric Ciotti in his letter to the president of the High Authority. of LR, Henri de Beauregard, who was able to consult AFP. “By relaying this information, the Republicans accredit to our members the validity of of such consultation,” either addressed to the militants to specify the conditions and the origin of this consultation.
For the sake of equality, The Republicans have decided to centralize communication by sending members a weekly newsletter compiling the information that the three candidates want to pass on. But “the party only relays and does not control what the candidates want to communicate”, we underline at LR.
In the Retailleau camp, we assure that ;it is indeed “not a poll but a consultation” to broadcast on social networks the results of the same consultation in September, when it placed the deputy; Alpes-Maritimes in the lead. The three candidates will meet on Monday evening on the LCI set for the only televised debate. organized before the first round. A “”great oral” before the National Council of the party is also scheduled for Saturday 26 at the headquarters of LR.