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Joël Giraud at the Elysée, May 7, 2022.

A Macronist disillusioned by a “too Parisian” world

At 64, Joël Giraud leaves politics with a bang. In the wake of the dissolution of the National Assembly by Emmanuel Macron, on June 9, the deputy (Renaissance) for the second constituency of Hautes-Alpes introduced that he wouldn’t run once more. In the Dauphiné launched, the elected official criticized a authorities “too right-wing and too Parisian”, marked by “an assumed disenchantment with the provinces, rural areas and social democratic voters”. “This world is no longer mine,” castigated the one who foresees “the announcement of a government of cohabitation between the President of the Republic and the extreme right”. From 2015, Joël Giraud, self-proclaimed “ecumenical in politics”, had nonetheless been seduced by Emmanuel Macron. He then noticed in himself “the best defense against Mother Le Pen”.

A neighborhood elected official recognized for his outspokenness

Born in Gap, within the Hautes-Alpes, this son of two school principals obtained his diploma from the National School of Posts and Telecommunications, earlier than becoming a member of the ENA by an inner competitors. The senior civil servant grew to become a municipal councilor in 1986, then mayor, from 1989, of L'Argentière-la-Bessée, a mountain city on the sting of the Parc des Ecrins, of which his father was town councilor for a very long time. Member of the Radical Left Party (PRG), Joël Giraud grew to become a deputy in 2002, whereas remaining mayor till 2017. As vice-president of the regional council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, he takes care of questions associated to the Alpine massif. On the benches of the National Assembly, this bon vivant recognized for his outspokenness, defends evening trains, public companies and rurality.

A determine from the left wing of LRM

This son and grandson of communists was re-elected in his constituency in 2017 beneath the PRG and LRM labels. Having grow to be common price range rapporteur on the National Assembly, the deputy doesn’t hesitate to make his dissonant voice heard. He castigates the technocrats of Bercy and the reform of the solidarity tax on wealth, campaigns for a tax on yachts – which might be a failure. If he’s additionally very important of the rise within the CSG and its penalties, significantly on retirees, this admirer of Angela Merkel – particularly for her administration of the migrant disaster – is on no account a rebellious particular person. Its profile, not likely a “start-up nation”, then permits Macronie to indicate that she additionally walks on her left leg.

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An ephemeral minister of the fields

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