STORY – Christian Jacob called on candidates and entourage to “show responsibility” to build the rally and prevent two right-wing candidates clash in 2022.
There was a crowd Tuesday night at the political office. Even Laurent Wauquiez, who had not set foot there since his defeat in the European elections two years ago, returned for the occasion, seated in the front row. “It’s nice to see you again”, he slipped. Because, one year before the presidential election, the right must decide the thorny question of its candidate. How to have only one on the starting line when several tenors think about it and Xavier Bertrand, ex-LR, does not intend to submit to a tiebreaker system?
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But the three main right-wing presidential contenders are in a pocket square, according to the Ifop-Fiducial scoreboard for Paris Match and Sud Radio. Laurent Wauquiez (44%) jumped 6 points (and 14 points within LR) and rose to the level of his competitors Xavier Bertrand (44%, -2) and Valérie Pécresse (42%, -2). If Laurent Wauquiez and Valérie Pécresse declared themselves, in a tribune at the Figaro , in favor of a vote, Xavier
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