LR dreams of being "the third way" between Macron and Le Pen

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"We are the third way": reinvigorated by the marketing campaign entry deemed profitable of their head of the record François-Xavier Bellamy and by polls ascending, Republicans promised Saturday "to thwart the forecasts" by endorsing their proposals for the Europeans .

Faced with "the sad alternative between Macronist illusion, technocrat, and the adventurism of extremes", Jean Leonetti, quantity two of the social gathering, argued for a "third way", to keep away from nose to nose between the Republic on the march and the National Rally of Marine Le Pen.

Now credited with 13% of voting intentions within the newest opinion research, LR remains to be far behind these two competing formations however consolidates its third place within the subsequent two months of the European ballot.

However, fifteen days after the departure of Jean-Pierre Raffarin and regardless of the missed absences of Valérie Pécresse, Bruno Retailleau or Eric Woerth – Gérard Larcher cut up a single video message – it was Saturday to show the unity of motion.

The presence of Hervé Morin, president of the social gathering The Centrists, supposed exactly to incarnate.

The president of the Normandy area reached an settlement with Laurent Wauquiez, putting two of his trustworthy on the LR record: Nathalie Colin-Oesterlé (in sixth place), a departmental councilor of Moselle, and Anne Brissaud (in eighteenth place), a metropolis councilor from Montpellier, permitting the record LR to say to any extent further "right and center".

The first 30 names have been additionally voted with out issue by the social gathering cadres, a approach additionally to melt the top of the record, François-Xavier Bellamy. Annie Genevard, common secretary of LR, praised "the luminous clarity of the expression, the image of the renewal of our political family".

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