INFO THE FIGARO – The president wants to take advantage of his “great consultation” to make a stopover in his hometown of Amiens. And this just a few days before a highly strategic election on the lands of Xavier Bertrand.
It is a symbolic step in several ways. A few days before the opening of the traditional “Saint-Jean fair”, which brings together tens of thousands of people each year in Amiens (Somme), it is locally rumored that the 2021 edition could welcome a distinguished guest. .
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According to our information, Emmanuel Macron plans to take advantage of his “great consultation” – a sort of Tour de France in which he has just embarked – to go to his hometown. And survey the 20,000 square meters mobilized on the esplanade de la Hotoie to set up the funfair there.
“There is no longer any doubt that Xavier Bertrand is the man to kill”
Scheduled from June 18 to July 14, the event could also be brought forward from 24 to 48 hours in order to make the arrival of the Head of State possible. This would also allow the displacement of the tenant of the Elysee Palace to be somewhat spaced out with the first round of regional elections, scheduled for June 20.
It must be said that this concomitance is already cringe on the spot. “After sending ministers to campaign , it’s Emmanuel Macron’s turn to come to Hauts-de-France. There is no longer any doubt that Xavier Bertrand is the man to kill»Quips a right-wing elected official to the Figaro.
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Macron should not show up with local LREM candidates
And for good reason, declared candidate for the next presidential election, the outgoing ex-LR president of Hauts-de-France announced that in the event of a defeat at the regional level, he would not stand in 2022. Hence the particularly marked will of the executive to come and destabilize it on its territory.
Since the start of the five-year term, Emmanuel Macron has defended himself against any interference in local elections – whether municipal, departmental or regional – without however managing to convince the opposition. This is why it should not be displayed with candidates from the northern LREM list.
“A sensitive map between two poles of Amiens and the Pyrenees”
Failing that, the President of the Republic is content to multiply the postcards to claim his roots in the various components of the country, and to try to break with the “Parisianist” image that has stuck to him since the start of his mandate.
Recently it is in the columns of the review Zadig that the Head of State tried his hand at the exercise. Referring to his relationship to the country, he drew “a sensitive map between two poles of Amiens and the Pyrenees“. Claiming to have “lived very precisely the bite of deindustrialisation»In Picardy.