recap We summarize the debate between the three candidates for the LR presidency, in football mode
Eric Ciotti, Aurélien Pradié and Bruno Retailleau. — JOEL SAGET/AFP
- Eric Ciotti, Aurélien Pradié and Bruno Retailleau are candidates to lead the Les Républicains party.
- A about fifteen days before the election, the three candidates faced off this Monday evening during a televised debate on LCI.
- Assist, CSC, technical gesture… Since we are in the middle of the world, we summarize the evening in football style.
A battle to take the lead from the right. Eric Ciotti, Aurelien Pradié and Bruno Retailleau are candidates for; the Presidency The Republicans. About 15 days before the Party Congress, the three men debated for nearly two hours on the LCI set on Monday evening. You preferred watch the soccer world rather than the political show? Don't worry, we'll give you a recap of the evening (without straying too far from the football).
The surprise technical move: Pradié and firefighters
It’s a tradition at the start of televised debates, each candidate was given a handful of minutes to present themselves. Bruno Retailleau insisted; on the need to “bring together in a clear line” his political family, Eric Ciotti explained; to LR members that it was finally time “to dare the right”. Very classic. But Aurélien Pradié released a more surprising technical sequence. “I'm the youngest, but I'm also the only one too. to have been mayor. Of the three candidates, I am also the only one to have been… volunteer firefighter. From this experience, I learned the courage and the sense of the collective, this will; to do things together, beyond divisions that have cost so much; to the right,” the deputy of the Lot. Nobody expected it. Nice.
The muscular tackle: Macron lambasted on immigration
While the exchanges were courteous, the debate became more intense when the three candidates were challenged. interviewed about the 234 migrants from the Ocean Viking and the government's migration policy. Eric Ciotti sent the first tackle to the President of the Republic, to approximately at the level of the knees. “In this case, Bérézina or Waterloo, you can call it what you want, but in any case, it’s Italy 1 and France 0. courageous and effective [the Italian leader refused; to welcome migrants], Mr. Macron was cowardly and impotent […] Hollande and Macron it’s the same thing !” Attacks taken up by Aurélien Pradié and Bruno Retailleau. “Ocean Vikings is the mark of Emmanuel Macron”s lax migration,” the boss of the LR senators.
Misalignment: Pradié on pensions
The three candidates were in agreement on what to do. pretty much everything so far, but the LR defense then found a hole in the executive pension reform, which will be debated in Parliament at the start of the debate. next year. “If the reform corresponds to what we always wanted there’s no reason I won’t vote for her,” Bruno Retailleau. Same position for Eric Ciotti. “We have a duty of responsibility, not chaos. If ç saved the pension system and if ç protected the pensioners of today and tomorrow, I will vote for it.
But Aurélien Pradié was not aligned at all. on his colleagues. “I won't do the short ladder. Emmanuel Macron on the pension reform. At the moment when we want to clarify our positions, maybe now is the time not to give him the soup,” the deputy, even proposing to table a motion of censure if the government used a 49.3 on this subject.
The own goal: Retailleau sinks Sarkozy
< p>You couldn't spend an evening with the right without mentioning Nicolas Sarkozy. Bruno Retailleau was not tender with the former President of the Republic. “We have to accept a break with our past. If, at About 10 million voters have left us, it’s not because they misunderstood us, it’s because we haven’t always been meeting the courage of our ambitions,” the former right arm of François Fillon. A CSC (own goal) that didn’t please; Eric Ciotti. “I hear the critics. The differences [with him], I accept them. But the last one that made us win was Nicolas Sarkozy, I was thrilled. with him. I wouldn't want us to erase our history either, right,” the deputy de Nice, provoking a forced smile of his team-mate.
The decisive pass: Ciotti's caviar for Laurent Wauquiez
A few seconds before the end of the match, Eric Ciotti sent the a nice caviar àgrave; Laurent Wauquiez for the 2027 presidential election. “We have to abolish the primaries and I want him to be a candidate because I think he is the best. We must not delay.” Aurelien Pradié also cited the boss of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region as a potential candidate from the right, but half-heartedly. “He is the one who is the best prepared, but he must be given time to talk to the French again” Bruno Retailleau, on the other hand, showed himself to be more reserved, evoking a vote of the militants to decide between the future candidates.