In Oise, Dassault is wavering within the face of the intense proper | EUROtoday

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The Oise Les Républicains candidate for the legislative elections, Victor Habert-Dassault, in Beauvais, July 3, 2024.

It's exhausting, exhausting to be an inheritor, particularly if you need to change into, despite your self, the gravedigger of such a wealthy inheritance. Victor Habert-Dassault is a candidate for Les Républicains (LR) for re-election within the 1D constituency of Oise, in a determined second-round duel in opposition to Claire Marais-Beuil, regional councilor of the National Rally (RN), who obtained 46.2% of the vote, Sunday, June 30. And since he’s the great-grandson of Marcel Dassault, creator of the aviation group of the identical identify, twenty-eight years deputy of the identical constituency (1958-1986), the place he was succeeded by his grandson, Olivier Dassault (1988-1997 then 2002-2021, date of his loss of life), the stakes are actually dramatic.

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In an try and keep away from subtracting his household from a neighborhood political future that has change into commonplace, the final bud of the illustrious lineage, 31 years outdated, a lawyer registered with the Paris bar, roams Beauvais in all instructions. In a frenzy of urgency, he shortly repeats to everybody: “In front of me is a racist party.”

On Sunday, July 7, Claire Marais-Beuil will solely want 4 extra factors to change into a member of parliament and sweep away sixty-six years of historical past. She instantly offers in to the tribute: “Olivier Dassault was a gentleman. I had a lot of admiration for him. He was on the field all the time. But the nephew… He disappointed not to be Olivier.” In 2021, after the loss of life of Olivier Dassault in a helicopter crash, Victor Habert-Dassault, who benefited from a brutally early dynastic designation, gained with 80.4% of the vote. Three years later, with 24.5% within the first spherical, he appears to be buckling beneath the burden of a previous that he should reside as much as and the virtually inevitable weight of a gift that strikes ahead, ahead and will find yourself taking every thing away.

“Proximity campaign”

Brasserie des Halles, run by Beatrice Pernier in green, a friend of the Dassault family whom she knew well. This Sunday she will vote for Victor Habert-Dassault (LR). She is wearing the t-shirt from François Fillon's 2017 campaign in Beauvais, July 3, 2024.

This Wednesday, June 3, he’s having lunch together with his marketing campaign group on the brasserie des halles in Beauvais. His boss, Béatrice Pernier, 60, in her T-shirt “François Fillon 2017”has put a portrait of Olivier Dassault, prominently displayed behind his bar. “I grew up with Marcel and Olivier. Men of heart, benefactors. So generous… They had a close relationship with the inhabitants.” In Beauvais, there may be the Marcel-Dassault park, the Marcel-Dassault ice rink… “Marcel and Olivier purchased tractors from the encircling cities [il y en a 153 dans la circonscription]. They had the church buildings renovated. Olivier made purchases galore at flea markets, which he gave again to please others. Marcel distributed magazines totally free. Days of France [lancé par Marcel Dassault]. For us, it was magical. People have such quick reminiscences, they’re so ungrateful.”

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