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Eric Ciotti as soon as once more says he’s “and remains[r] the president” of LR, and pronounces that “around eighty” of its candidates will probably be supported by the RN

Guest of CNews on Wednesday night, Eric Ciotti, freshly excluded from the Republicans (LR), reaffirmed that he was “and keep[r] President “ party. “Only activists could deny me this legitimacy”he added, believing he had their “trust, overwhelmingly”. Saying that he accepts his choice, Mr. Ciotti explained that he “saw clearly that [sa] political family was totally blocked, torn between divergent positions”. “I wanted to kick the anthill, break the taboos of political correctness” by allying with the RN, he said, explaining that the agreement in principle between the left-wing parties had ” determined “.

While a national investiture commission was held on Wednesday, at 5 p.m., and reinvested 59 outgoing LR deputies out of 61, Eric Ciotti said his intention to present his own candidates. “I am president of the Republicans and we will have to award nominations; the commission which met has no legal competence to do so”he said. “Around 80” LR candidates, “who will wear the colors of my political family”will be supported by the RN, he announced.

“The first danger for the Republic today is the “rebels”, and that doesn’t bother anyone”further estimated Mr. Ciotti, assuring however that the LR party ” will keep [lui]-even “. In the National Assembly, in the event of victory in the legislative elections, “we will be in two different groups, but we will form a majority to restore France”he promised.

“Are you the victim of a putsch? »asked the CNews journalist to Eric Ciotti. “Legally, yeshe replied. What happened [son exclusion par le bureau politique de LR] is totally illegal and contrary to our statutes. » Mr. Ciotti thus estimated that his party could do without its leading figures since, according to him, “the union of the right, it is the voters of the right who will carry it”.

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