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The candidacy of Cédric Villani in Paris could give ideas to other walkers. CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP

The Republic in March organizes its first summer university this weekend in Bordeaux. A return that will be largely occupied by the municipal.

Emmanuel Macron's party is expecting nearly 3,000 people, 200 parliamentarians and several ministers for its "campus of territories". And the dissenting candidacy of Cédric Villani in Paris will be in all heads this weekend in Bordeaux. The MP for Essonne launched against Benjamin Griveaux without being excluded from the party, which could give ideas to other walkers. In Montpellier, Marseille or Lille, elected representatives of the Republic in March intend to run for the municipal council against the advice of the LREM nomination committee.

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And the tensions go beyond the borders of the party. The Modem is not very happy either of the first designations. In Rennes, Quimper, Clermont-Ferrand, Aix-en-Provence, the centrist ally does not want to be imposed candidates walkers. François Bayrou, who will speak on Sunday, warns: " Beware of the hegemonic temptation and the risk of conducting a partisan campaign. "

The city of Bordeaux where this campus is taking place is also a good example: Nicolas Florian, the outgoing Republican mayor, chosen by Alain Juppé, supported by the Modem, has to face Thomas Cazeneuve, candidate of the Republic in March. Édouard Philippe could go " take a coffee " with Nicolas Florian, an almost official support. The climate of Bordeaux promises to be hectic this weekend.