From left to right: Valérie Petit, Christophe Castaner and Richard Ferrand. AFP / LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP / ALAIN JOCARD
DECRYPTION – Dismissed by voters after the 2022 legislative elections, they sometimes had to convert in an emergency.
It’s a birthday they won’t all be celebrating. Whether they have given up representing themselves or have lost their seats as MPs, several macronists have changed their lives over the past twelve months. Starting with the first of them: the former President of the National embly, Richard Ferrand. Withdrawn from public life since his defeat in the second round of the legislative elections – a year ago to the day – this grognard of Emmanuel Macron has agreed to break the silence in Le Figaro without, however, specifying
he, booting back so far. Because even if he has kept the rhythm of a parliamentarian – he works alone in Paris during the week, and joins his family in Brittany at the weekend – the ex-elected representative from Finistère says he feels no nostalgia for his life as a ‘Before. Better, he swears to flourish as an independent, at the head of the “strategic consulting firm for business leaders” which he founded, baptized Messidor. A change of hat that he sometimes discusses with some…