Nadine Morano and Brice Hortefeux save an eligible place on the Republican listing | EUROtoday

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White smoke at Les Républicains (LR). After weeks of rumors, lobbying via the media, for some, and hesitation on the a part of the get together's president, the nonetheless undecided Eric Ciotti, the whole listing for the European elections was revealed this Tuesday, April 30. Who to take a position behind the top of the listing, François-Xavier Bellamy, who has been campaigning for weeks with Tarn farmer Céline Imart (quantity 2) and General Christophe Gomart (quantity 3)?

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When Nadine Morano leaves the Social Museum in Paris, the place LR held its investiture committee on Tuesday morning, the MEP's smile is unmistakable. The Sarkozyst proclaims her sixth place on the listing, virtually hand in hand with quantity 4, Isabelle Le Callennec, former MP for Ille-et-Vilaine. “I am very proud to be in such a good position in the list led by François-Xavier Bellamy whose career in the European Parliament is exemplary”greets the present mayor of Vitré (Ille-et-Vilaine).

“This list also responds to regional balances, explains Mme Morano. At Les Républicains, we have roots in all our territories and it seemed important to us that Brittany, the South-East, Alsace and all the regions were represented. » This regional balance can explain the chef's surprise, the 5e place of Laurent Castillo, surgeon from Nice and close to Eric Ciotti. “He is quite new to politics, but he is someone of high quality and it is a good thing to have people from civil society”observes the LR deputy for Alpes-Maritimes Eric Pauget.

Two notable absentees

In a listing given at 6% within the fourth wave of the Ipsos survey, in partnership with Cevipof, the Montaigne Institute, the Jean Jaurès Foundation and The world, on April 29, the possibly eligible locations may be counted on the fingers of 1 or two fingers for essentially the most optimistic. Brice Hortefeux felt the wind within the title of the rejuvenation requested by some internally. “We must renew to death, take out the Morano and Hortefeux”, confided a celebration government not too long ago. The message was not heard. Former inside minister secures seventh placee. In current days, the MEP had highlighted his inner networks (with the very influential Laurent Wauquiez, president of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes area) and media. “We must ensure the balance between renewal and experience”, he pleaded in an interview with Parisian, on April 15.

The timid renewal is embodied by Guilhem Carayon (9e), president of younger LR and really energetic on TV units to help François-Xavier Bellamy. The outgoing MEP Nathalie Colin-Oesterlé seems simply in entrance of him, a spot reserved within the title of the settlement with the Les Centristes get together of Hervé Morin. Another outgoing, Geoffroy Didier finds himself in a really ejectable seat, in eleventh place. A little bit shock. The organizer of the states basic of the proper grew to become one among Eric Ciotti's trusted males, however made the error, in 2019, of working for the place of head of delegation rather than François-Xavier Bellamy.

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