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For the outgoing regional president, a victory on June 27 is a necessary step on the road to his Elyos ambition.
In the Hauts-de-France, the regional ones will have a testing value, more than elsewhere. Xavier Bertrand, outgoing president of the regional council, wants to be the natural candidate of the right for 2022 and the regional ones are a step in his march towards the Elysee. A victory would be a legitimation that would prevent him from participating in a primary. And he has already announced that in the event of defeat, he will retire from political life.
The former Minister of Labor of Nicolas Sarkozy can take advantage of his activism on the employment front In the region. Not a large social plan without it being there. Without fear of thundering at the rogue boss when Bridgestone, the Japanese multinational tire company, packed up in Béthune. Certainly, RN Sébastien Chenu is right behind him in the polls, at 32% in the first round …