Minister of Agriculture Didier Guillaume, here at the Space agricultural fair, September 10, 2019, in Rennes. - C. Allain / 20 Minutes

Edouard Philippe declared Wednesday that it was "not conceivable that two members of the government could be candidates against each other in the long term", in response to a question about the rivalry between Didier Guillaume and Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne for Biarritz town hall.

The Minister of Agriculture Didier Guillaume will be opposed to the list of the outgoing MoDem mayor Michel Veunac, 73 years old, which includes Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Secretary of State to the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, for the municipal Of March.

"I told them what the rule was"

“I told them what the rule was. And so we have given ourselves a few days so that they can hear it and they can draw the consequences and so that we can draw the consequences ourselves, "said Edouard Philippe after a government seminar, evoking a "baroque situation".

"I will be mayor full time," said Didier Guillaume last Saturday by formalizing his candidacy, ensuring that he "would no longer be in government" if he was elected.


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