Face-to-face between Laurent Wauquiez (left) and Edouard Philippe, September 27, 2018, in “L’Émission politique”, on France 2. GEOFFROY VAN DER HELT/AFP
ANALYSIS – Former members of the same political family, the two men have their eyes fixed on 2027 and are undertaking major maneuvers to seduce the right.
Of all those aiming for 2027, these are the most low-key. However, it is towards Édouard Philippe and Laurent Wauquiez that on the right, all eyes are turned. The two men, once members of the same political family, have set the same course and are moving forward with determination. With the common need to reshape the right in their image to achieve this.
A month apart, Édouard Philippe and Laurent Wauquiez – usually so little talkative – each gave a long structuring interview. Last Monday, the ex-LR Édouard Philippe hardened his speech In The Express. In May, Laurent Wauquiez, figure of the “straight that umes itself”moderated his remarks in Point going so far as to estimate that Emmanuel Macron “succeeded in things” . “They are both very popular with LR supporters. They have in common to have to conquer the central block of political life. Within it, the Philippe-Wauquiez battle will intervene to take the leadership of the party of reform and order.