Valérie Pécresse, in Bobigny on November 26, 2020 -
NICOLAS MESSYASZ / SIPA
Like his right-wing rival Xavier Bertrand earlier this month, the president of the Ile-de-France region, Valérie Pécresse (ex-LR), assured on Monday that a defeat in the next regional elections "would spell the end of (her ) political career ".
"This regional meeting is a very important meeting with my constituents, I gave them everything for five years and therefore it will be up to them to decide what my political future is", explained Valérie Pécresse (Libres!) On franceinfo.
Valérie Pécresse opposed to a "forced" postponement of regional
"If the Ile-de-France people think that I can be the bulwark that protects them, they will vote for me, if he thinks that someone else will do the job better, at that time, that will effectively mark the end of my career political, ”she added.
The president (ex-LR) of Hauts-de-France Xavier Bertrand, declared presidential candidate, also assured on April 2 that if he lost in the regional of June, "it will be the end of (his) political life. ".
The former minister of Nicolas Sarkozy is resolutely opposed to a "forced" postponement of the regional scheduled for June which she believes would constitute a "pretext" for LREM to avoid an "electoral rout".
"My conviction is that there is no compelling reason to move the regional and departmental elections a second time," insisted the regional president.
"We have an LREM party which fears an electoral rout"
For her, the consultation of mayors launched by the government, "is" desperately looking for a pretext for postponement "" because "the truth is that we have an LREM party which fears an electoral rout".
"The postponement of a democratic meeting must be done in consensus, we cannot do it against the Senate, we cannot do it against the political parties, we cannot do it against the associations of elected officials regional and departmental ”, warned Valérie Pécresse, who approves the decision of the President of the Senate Gérard Larcher to seize the Constitutional Council in the event of a new postponement.
"I am convinced that if we voted for this second postponement of the elections, the objective is to vote for a third, the objective is that there is no electoral meeting before the presidential ”of 2022, she also estimated.
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