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Eric Ciotti reaffirms that there will likely be “70, probably 80 LR candidates supported by the RN”

Eric Ciotti persists and indicators, regardless of the avalanche of criticism that has fallen on him since Tuesday after his announcement of an alliance with the National Rally. While the principle leaders of the occasion voted on Wednesday for his exclusion, President LR denounced on France 2 Thursday morning “small rearguard battles who have understood nothing of what is happening in the country”.

He as soon as once more rejected the authorized legitimacy of the vote organized yesterday throughout a political assembly, the content material of which he additionally contested. “It was not a political office, there was no political office”he retorted, recalling the occasion's guidelines, which offer specifically {that a} political bureau be convened by the president.

“It was a meeting of people”he tried to attenuate, earlier than as soon as once more attacking the LR leaders and justifying his alliance with the National Rally: “We have seen the return of all those who have destroyed the right for decades. I say today we need to change the framework, the people. there is a historic chance to put an end to years of inaction, to develop a real right-wing program. »

Announcing that he would go to his office at the Republican headquarters ” in a moment “Mr. Ciotti warned Thursday morning that ” if there is[vait] obstacles to the legitimate presidency that I have, there will be[it] legal action, including criminal, for those who use means that they do not have the right to use.”

The outgoing deputy from the Alpes-Maritimes also rejected the nominations announced yesterday by the national investiture commission, which, according to him, did not “no reality either”. He affirms that the LR deputies in favor of the alliance with the party of Jordan Bardella “will have a group in the National Assembly”specifying that there will be “70, probably 80 LR candidates supported by the RN”.

After having justified this agreement with the RN on Tuesday, by ” weak point ” of the right party against the left blocs and the Macronist bloc, Mr. Ciotti believes that thanks to “this alliance of a national bloc between LR and the RN (…)the right will come to power ». “We are going to straighten out the country, restore order to the streets, to the accounts”he assured, before announcing that LRs, including him, “will naturally have a vocation to participate in government” in the event of a victory for the RN.

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