The outgoing president of the region strongly criticized, the day after the first round of regional elections, the reconciliation of the Socialist Party and La France insoumise lists in Île-de-France.
Valérie Pécresse, who came first in the first round of regional elections in Île-de-France on Sunday, blasted, this Monday afternoon, the union of the three left-wing lists for the second round.
According to the outgoing president of the region, the Socialist Party in Île-de-France “has lost its soul” because “it has agreed to make an alliance with the friends of Mr. Mélenchon”.
“The left has now lost its republican compass, it is not me who says it but Anne Hidalgo. When we talk about the republican front and we want to block the extremes, we block the extreme right as much as on the extreme left. Because I believe that even if it is not the same history, the same political history, the consequences of the arrival of Mr. Mélenchon and his allies at the head of a region would be just as dramatic as that of the arrival of the National Rally, “she assured.
On BFMTV, the president of the Free party! maintained, this Monday evening, that “nothing is done”. If she welcomed the dynamic born in her camp during the first round of regional in Île-de-France, she also sought to remobilize her electorate. “The left bloc is in a position to compete with us or even take over the region,” she warned. “I say this to all those who voted for us in the first round, we must not go for the weekend because nothing is played,” she added.
“Change is at hand”
In the early afternoon, Julien Bayou, the EELV candidate, announced the union of his list with those of Audrey Pulvar (PS) and Clémentine Autain (LFI).
“That’s it, we are united with Audrey Pulvar and Clémentine Autain for ecology and solidarity in Ile-de-France. Change is within reach,” he tweeted.
In Île-de-France, outgoing president Valérie Pécresse (LR) came out on top in the first round of the ballot with 35.94% of the votes cast, followed by Jordan Bardella (RN), who collected 13.12%. Julien Bayou (EELV) meanwhile had collected 12.95%, Audrey Pulvar (PS) 11.07% and Clémentine Autain (LFI) 10.24%. The last candidate to qualify for the second round is Laurent Saint-Martin (LaREM), with 11.76%.
Clement Boutin BFMTV reporter