In Paris, the main penalties of the ministerial appointment of Rachida Dati on political life | EUROtoday

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Rachida Dati delivers a speech during the handover of powers with outgoing minister, Rima Abdul-Malak, at the Ministry of Culture, in Paris, January 12, 2024.

When Rachida Dati was appointed Minister of Culture, Thursday January 11 round 7:30 p.m., Anne Hidalgo had simply completed sending her needs to the brokers of the Parisian public well being and security companies, within the massive lounge of the Hôtel de metropolis. After a second of disbelief, she referred to as Rémi Féraud, senator and president of the Paris socialist group, to attempt to analyze the state of affairs, which isn’t easy.

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Both surprise, first, in regards to the extent of the danger taken by the chief in appointing Rachida Dati, indicted for corruption. They agree: the chance exists of a “boomerang nomination” which may come again to them, why not, within the face. They are nonetheless pondering and agree that Emmanuel Macron’s so-called good transfer is in the end a political error.

“If Emmanuel Macron thinks that it is behind Rachida Dati that he can add up the votes Les Républicains [LR] and Renaissance, he is wrong, reports Mr. Féraud to World. She is the worst candidate for the progressive Macronist electorate. » Does the departure of Rachida Dati, the mayor of Paris’ best enemy, relieve the municipal executive? “It’s neither good nor bad news…” tries Mr. Féraud, who interrupts: “Finally… Yes… It’s bad news for the right for the next municipal elections. » He seems hesitant, he is not the only one. Everyone is struggling to measure the consequences of the ministerial appointment of Rachida Dati on the political life of the capital less than three years before the municipal elections.

Exclusion procedure

The Parisian right was still stunned when Eric Ciotti, president of LR, stated, shortly after the announcement of the reshuffle, that it was indeed a very bad evening. Rachida Dati, LR heavyweight, president of the National Council, will be subject to an exclusion procedure.

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Other very bad news: the existence of this personal deal made between Emmanuel Macron and Rachida Dati, according to which the latter accepts the post of minister in exchange for heading the list of an alliance between Renaissance and LR in the next municipal elections.

An alliance that suddenly became even more hypothetical than before the reshuffle. The new minister adds to the problem by expressing her wish to remain mayor of 7e district and president of the Parisian LR group.

Return to City Hall

Jean-Pierre Lecoq, mayor of 6e district, sees no problem with it. He was the first to welcome his appointment. Rachida Dati’s ultimate goal remains the town hall of Paris; she left rue de Valois to better return to the Town Hall. Who will follow this strategy? David Alphand, vice-president of the LR group on the Paris council and close to Mme Dati, make some calls “ to search the hearts and souls of each other. For the moment, I don’t have the impression that there is a desire for someone after Dati.”

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