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Eric Ciotti in front of his office in Nice, June 27, 2024.

The Paris judicial courtroom declared inadmissible on Thursday June 27 the third try by the Les Républicains (LR) occasion to exclude its president Eric Ciotti, who has entered into an electoral alliance with the National Rally (RN), rejecting the Republicans' request to nominate a consultant. advert hoc to exchange him.

The courtroom, seized by way of an emergency process, rejected the request signed by 703 members of the nationwide council of the Republicans, who demanded the appointment of a consultant advert hoc if Eric Ciotti doesn’t convene a brand new political workplace earlier than Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

“It appears from reading the table (…) that this number actually includes a large number of unsigned letters [et] that no verification of the payment of contributions by the signatories has been carried out”the court observed.

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In a press release sent to Agence France-Presse, LR took ” act “ of the court decision, which he interprets as “a refusal to intervene in pressing political issues”believing that she “doesn’t determine something on the deserves”.

“Mr. Ciotti's refusal to acknowledge the plain undeniable fact that his place is now not with the Republicans, and his technique of judicial obstruction is not going to forestall us from persevering with our marketing campaign all through France for the qualification of our candidates for the second spherical.”adds the party.

Two days after the dissolution of the National Assembly, Eric Ciotti announced, to everyone's surprise, an electoral alliance with the National Rally for the legislative elections, taking with him only one of the group's 61 deputies.

“In any case, he is tied hand and foot. He can't do anything.”explained to AFP a party executive who recalled that Mr. Ciotti's candidates registered under the name of his micro-party ” To the right “.

The party leadership has already called two political bureaus to exclude its president, but the courts ordered the suspension of these decisions on June 14. “until a decision is made [sur le] final background ».

Eric Ciotti's first meeting for this campaign

For his part, Eric Ciotti, outgoing deputy and candidate in the first constituency of the Alpes-Maritimes, called on Thursday evening his supporters in Nice to “general mobilization” through the two rounds of the elections to permit his alliance with the intense proper to “win, govern France and straighten it out”.


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“I do know you might be proud and glad in regards to the liberation of thought.”he declared in front of some 300 people who had come to the port of Nice for this first meeting since the announcement of his alliance, the holding of which was only made public 30 minutes in advance.

After an offensive speech from his deputy Patrick Baqué, a surgeon from Nice who called for moving the “sanitary cordon” to fight against what he calls “the racist, anti-Semitic and anti-French left”Mr. Ciotti painted a gloomy picture of the situation in Nice and France in terms of public finances but also security and immigration.

Denouncing President Emmanuel Macron, “The man who was price 1,000 billion euros in debt”the MP excluded the Macronist vote instead. “Macronism is over. Sunday, there will be the choice between the alliance of the rights or the extreme left, Jean-Luc Mélenchon in Matignon, Sandrine Rousseau minister of the interior, Rachel Keke in culture.he said.

“It is indecent and factually false,” replied his Macronist opponent within the constituency, Craig Monetti, additionally at a gathering on the similar time. “There are an enormous variety of folks from Nice and France who’re republicans, progressives, democrats, centrists and who strongly reject the extremes.”

In the 2022 legislative elections, Mr. Ciotti, a member of parliament for the constituency since 2007, won nearly 32% of the vote in the first round against 26% for Mr. Monetti, and won with 56% of the vote in the second round. This year, the support of the RN and Reconquête could bring him closer to the 50% mark in the first round.

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