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Lawyer Philippe Torre, “representative” of the Republicans and mandated by Eric Ciotti, at the Paris court, June 14, 2024.

“I represent The Republicans. » From the first minute of the hearing aimed at ruling on the possibility for the political bureau to suspend the one who was until then president of the party, Eric Ciotti, two voices were raised in the room of the Paris judicial court, Friday 14 June, summarizing the heart of the legal battle.

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“You will have to come to an agreement, masters”, retorts the president of the court docket, Maïté Grison-Pascail. The two attorneys – Philippe Torre, consultant of the Republicans mandated by Eric Ciotti, and Benoît Verger, historic lawyer of the Republicans mandated by Mr. Bellamy and Mr.me Genevard (political workplace) – started full of life exchanges… with out discovering frequent floor.

After the intervention of representatives of the president of the bar, it was lastly determined to not resolve. Both will be capable of argue, within the identify of the Les Républicains celebration, two diametrically opposed positions. The problem of this abstract listening to is to not resolve on the deserves: there isn’t a query of declaring who’s the professional president of the right-wing celebration. It is pressing to specific ourselves – legislative candidacies should be submitted by Sunday June 16 to the prefecture – on the likelihood for Mr. Ciotti, absent throughout the listening to, to entry the celebration workplaces, but additionally to the membership information or to make investiture choices for the times to come back.

Conservatory measures

“I have never pleaded a case where there were so many irregularities in twenty-four hours! »exclaimed Philippe Prigent, lawyer for Eric Ciotti, first to speak. “The statutes provide that the request for sanction is registered by the president. Did he request his own exclusion? It does not seem like “he continued, emphasizing the importance of judging “according to the law and [non] politics “. He requested that precautionary measures be taken, so that Mr. Ciotti could “move freely around the seat” celebration : “He’s a six-foot-five man, 60 years old, who doesn’t want to get his face broken. »

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Philippe Torre took over. “I was mandated as a specialist in company law, associations and business transfer”explains the one who can also be a candidate for deputy within the 3e constituency of Aisne whereas being supported by the National Rally. Endorsing his colleague's pleading, he added that“no statutory provision allowed a political office to designate a person as interim president”. Noting the appointment Friday morning of Annie Genevard to this place throughout the political bureau, he added that the celebration's statutes solely supplied for the appointment of a deputy vice-president. “However, no one has been designated by Mr. Ciotti”he mentioned.

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