INTERVIEW – By revealing its organization chart in an interview with FigaroÉric Ciotti provoked the annoyance of the president of the LR senators and his supporters.
LE FIGARO. – Why do you believe that Eric Ciotti’s commitments have not been kept?
Bruno RETAILLEAU. – My reaction on Wednesday evening was strong, commensurate with my disappointment. I was discussing this flowchart for several weeks with Eric Ciotti. It’s not just a question of positions but first and foremost a question of principles: respect for the balance resulting from the ballot and trust between us. Let’s not hide behind our little finger: the reconstruction of our political family will be difficult. To lead the tough battles to come, this confidence is essential.
Why do you consider it broken?
What we had agreed upon did not translate into the organization chart. From the start, my priority was that the members who voted for me – nearly one in two – feel respected. Very quickly, I understood that Éric Ciotti had made a commitment toAurelien Pradie for the position of Deputy Vice-President. I accepted it and therefore offered to be able to choose the secretary…