The president of the Hauts-de-France region said on Tuesday that he was a candidate for the 2022 presidential election, while being “not a candidate for a primary” from the right.
The president of the Hauts-de-France region Xavier Bertrand confirmed, on the TF1 newscast on Tuesday evening, his candidacy for the presidential election of 2022. Widely reelected at the head of his region with 52% of the votes, he however assured that he would not “be a candidate for the primary” of the right and the center.
“I am a presidential candidate,” he said, believing it to be a candidacy of consistency with anything (he has) said for months. I will not be a candidate for a primary “.
“Candidate for a single mandate of 5 years”
“I want to bring together the talents of the right” but “it will be necessary to gather more widely”, he declared, after the call “to the responsibility” of the number one of LR Christian Jacob and the day after the call of several contenders, including Valérie Pécresse and Laurent Wauquiez, for the organization of an “open primary” of the right for 2022. Xavier Bertrand, him, was not one of the signatories.
“The primary, it was a source of divisions and the candidates who came from it were eliminated at the end of the first round. (…) The primaries are machines to lose. I am responsible for choosing the best one. team. I am convinced the Republican right will win, “he explained. “I will be a candidate for a single term of five years, to turn the country around.”
“Maybe tomorrow Xavier Bertrand will be our candidate”, reacted the new vice-president of the Republicans Annie Genevard on Tuesday evening on BFMTV, ensuring that there was “no opposition in principle to the candidacy of Xavier Bertrand”.
“The question is that we have several candidates, and quality candidates who have all won a region in more or less easy conditions, who have ministerial experience, who know how to do things, who have a project to rectify France, which are compatible with our values ”, she defended on our antenna.
Jeanne Bulant BFMTV reporter