Laurent Wauquiez, in Corbas (Rhône), on May 2. Gregoire Elodie/Gregoire Elodie/ABACA
DECRYPTION – Éric Ciotti is betting that a natural unity will end up being woven around this candidacy as soon as it erts itself on the LR scene.
The reconstruction of the Republicans will also go through the territories and that of Laurent Wauquiez, in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, will be the first stage of a tour of France lasting about six months. A choice which, of course, owes nothing to chance.
For Eric Ciotti, it is a matter of being consistent with an idea that he had defended from the internal campaign for the LR presidency. Convinced of the driving role of an incarnation which he considered as essential as it was urgent, he pleaded in favor of the candidacy “naturalof Laurent Wauquiez, hoping moreover that the latter would affirm his leadership within the Republicans, without further delay. Weary for the boss of the right, it is clear that her “candidate» has another calendar in mind. So the boss of the right-wing party adapted, doing his best to “run the boiler of a lethargic party without a captain“Blows a right-wing senator.
Thus, this first stage in Haute-Loire, scheduled for early July, marks and…