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DFor months, he had been taking part in with the atomic weapon button, hesitating to press it. Already, throughout the episode of the pension reform which noticed Éric Ciotti dismiss him from his place as quantity two for having stood as much as him on the problem of lengthy careers and for having voted to censure the federal government, Aurélien Pradié had hesitated to slam the door on a celebration full, as he says, “of zombies”.

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This Wednesday, June 26, the elected official, now ex-LR outgoing from Lot, hastened his determination. Four days earlier than the primary spherical of the legislative elections, right here he takes off in an interview with La Dépêche du Midi. Attentive readers will, nonetheless, have famous an instructive element: at no time does he utter the phrases “leave the party”, talking slightly of “taking back his freedom”. But what for, precisely?

In these instances of nice decomposition of the political panorama, there’s room for the daring who say to themselves that all the pieces that was inconceivable till now may turn into so tomorrow. The new proclaimed herald of social Gaullism, the Lotois, who accuses his camp of not talking to in style classes for ages, is aware of that he has a singular voice. And that it may have its place tomorrow in a hypothetical authorities of nationwide unity starting from the communists to the Republican proper, if the National Rally didn’t win a majority. “We are in year zero of reconstruction,” he explains in The Dispatchsetting itself the lofty ambition of “reviving” Gaullist concepts within the nation.

An autonomous group tomorrow?

Although he had been serious about establishing his store for a very long time, he was hesitant in regards to the process and the timetable. Taking benefit of those sudden legislative elections, he satisfied round thirty deputies, together with ten outgoing LRs – in line with his calculation, contested internally – to financially connect themselves to his micro-party, “Du Courage”, throughout their declaration of candidacy to the prefecture , as he himself did. Which would have allowed him, if he had satisfied 50 candidates, to profit from public funding. So listed below are these subsidies misplaced for him and for LR, which had already been seen as unhealthy manners at a time when the get together was preventing for its survival and going through Ciotti in court docket to oust him definitively.

Pradié's unspoken goal? Create his personal group within the Assembly, as a result of he doesn’t intend to search out himself tomorrow beneath the management of Laurent Wauquiez, who’s definitely not going to go away the presidency of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes area to turn into a easy deputy for Haute- Loire. The aspiring presidential candidate ought to certainly run for the presidency of the LR group, topic after all to successful on July 7.

I want that the long run LR group finally ends up with 25 deputies than with 30 however with rotten boards inside!An LR supervisor

“Pradié is going to form a group with whom? They will finish at 4 or 5! » asks a party strategist, recalling that you need fifteen deputies to form a group. Within the Republicans, this new defection was received with anger and contempt, some exhuming a message dated June 12 on Republicans. Among the Gaullists, it is up to the traitors to leave, not the resistance fighters. »

“What he does to LR candidates is disgusting! If they end up with 3 deputies, it will be beautiful. What is he going to do? Form a group with Liot (Libertés, Indépendants, Overseas and Territories, Editor’s note)? It's the IVe Republic…”, mocks an LR official, who is putting up a good face against bad luck: “I prefer that the future LR group ends up with 25 deputies (61 in the outgoing Assembly, Editor's note) than with 30, but with rotten boards to inside! »

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And now ? In true Gaullist fashion, the strong head of Lot explained in private, well before the dissolution, that France found itself in the same situation as after the war and said it was in favor of a government of national unity going from the PCF to the Republican right to bring harmony. If the RN wins on July 7, this hypothesis has no chance of materializing. But if Jordan Bardella failed in his enterprise, a path could emerge which would require the social-democratic left, the surviving and empowered Macronists of the president, and part of the right to come to an agreement to prevent the institutions from finding themselves permanently blocked.

A crest line, which nothing says will materialize. It is, however, striking to note that the departure of Pradié from LR was welcomed with kindness by some in the PS, who understood that he could prove to be a useful ally tomorrow, provided that there were enough troops in the 'Hemicycle. “He is the only one who can resurrect the popular right of Chirac and Sarkozy,” praises a specialist on the left.

For the 38-year-old, who assures that he doesn’t imagine that the RN is able to seize Matignon, it’s a crossroads. Either he turns into kingmaker in a relative majority situation, or he may even hope to turn into a minister. A path that he describes implicitly in The Dispatch : “The key will be relative majorities which will impose a new course on Emmanuel Macron within the framework of cohabitation. »

“The party is dead and we will have to rebuild a right-wing party, with the common people, rebuild a political offer to escape the deadly triangle that Macron imposed on us. We will be, for at least a year, in a situation of political instability and we will have to manage the country,” provides the outgoing deputy for Haut-Rhin Raphaël Schellenberger, who can also be connected to “Du courage”. But what if the RN wins? Failing to type a gaggle, the Pradierists will maybe find yourself on the bench of these not registered within the Assembly. An LR deputy delights in imagining them pressured to rethink: “In any case, we must rebuild one thing else tomorrow. And they may come again with us! »