Candidates who do not pass. Jean-Richard Sulzer, former economic advisor to Marine Le Pen who leads at the National Rally a small movement representing militants of the Jewish faith, warned against the presence, in regional and departmental elections, of candidates with the past that he describes as “sulphurous”, some of whom are close or have belonged to identity groups.
“My co-religionists, who also adore you, will never vote for them: you risk finding mixed ballots”, warns, in an email to Marine Le Pen dated May 5 that AFP has obtained – confirming information from Sunday newspaper – Jean-Richard Sulzer, outgoing regional councilor in Hauts-de-France, who this time presents himself to the departmental in Hauts-de-Seine. These candidates “should no longer be supported by the RN”, he told AFP on Monday, confirming the existence of this email. In the Jerusalem Post at the beginning of April, he asked “the withdrawal of neo-Nazis from the lists” in these ballots.
He denounces a “harmful infiltration” and cites the names of the head of the list in Brittany and head of the party’s federations, Gilles Pennelle, former activist of the neopagan racialist group Terre et Peuple, of the outgoing regional councilor in Ile-de-France, Axel Loustau, former activist of the student union ultra-right GUD [qui n’a finalement pas été investi, selon le RN], or of Philippe Vardon, campaign director of the head of the list in Paca, Thierry Mariani, and former member of Radical Unit and Identitarians. Jean-Richard Sulzer also evokes with AFP Philippe Eymery, president of the RN group in Hauts-de-France, close to the identities of Lille.
The party ensures that Jean-Richard Sulzer is the “only” member of his association which had eight participants at its last meeting, according to the person concerned. He “speaks only of him and does not bring any argument”, adds the party.