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He had been ready for this for a very long time with out actually daring to imagine it. Azdine Ouis, 44, a neighborhood activist from Corbeil-Essonnes for greater than twenty years, had distanced himself from French political life. He who nonetheless likes to name himself a Gaullist has all the time believed within the advantage of nice males. And he hadn't seen any nice males within the panorama for ages. So, when he heard, on October 12, 2023, the voice of Dominique de Villepin on the airwaves of France Inter, 5 days after the bloodbath perpetrated by Hamas inflicting the loss of life of 1 thousand 200 folks, he instantly felt a sense combined with pleasure. and aid.

That day, if the previous prime minister of Jacques Chirac (from March 2004 to May 2005) stated to himself “surprised by the scale, the horror and the barbarity” of the Hamas assault, he admits not having been stunned by “this hatred which was expressed”, straight out of “this open-air prison” what has change into of the Gaza Strip. He warns the federal government of Israel, insisting that “the right to self-defense is not a right to indiscriminate revenge”, in danger “let this all end in a bloodbath.”

The similar day, Manuel Bompard, the coordinator of La France insoumise, then mired in a violent controversy since Jean-Luc Mélenchon refused to explain the Islamist group as terrorist, wrote on X: “It may be very helpful in these moments to listen to the phrases of Dominique de Villepin. » The first secretary of the Socialist Party, Olivier Faure, additionally provides his message of help. The proper and the bulk stay silent, as if Dominique de Villepin had change into a political UFO from which we needed to preserve our distance. At least publicly.

Being a Villepinist means accepting to be alone

Azdine Ouis has not forgotten that he belongs to an odd little political tribe that has fallen into disuse: the Villepinists. It's neither a motion nor a membership, barely a pleasant… He is aware of that we shouldn't count on many issues from the good man: neither gratitude nor an indication of recognition. In 2011, this municipal advisor to Serge Dassault within the municipality of Corbeil joined the small group gathered across the former prime minister to launch his presidential marketing campaign. Azdine Ouis turns into the Mr. Associations and suburbs of the candidate.

He organized a couple of journeys, after which the whole lot stopped immediately in January 2012, when Dominique de Villepin, not having collected the important 5 hundred signatures, was compelled to throw within the towel and let his historic enemy, Nicolas Sarkozy, run for workplace. a second time period in opposition to François Hollande. Since then, Azdine Ouis has identified that being a Villepinist means accepting being alone. But he needs to hearken to all these pleasant voices who’ve been urging him for a number of days to do one thing. So, on December 3, he determined to launch, on their own in his nook, an internet petition to name for the candidacy of Dominique de Villepin for the 2027 presidential election.

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