“This is real life!
To mark the new stage in the reopening of restaurants, this Wednesday, the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, went to the Rungis market, as part of the regional elections, enjoying an espresso at the counter before being served head of veal and steak in the morning.
Calling on the boss of the Rungis market Stéphane Layani, Jean Castex sat down in the sun in front of a small mountain of food.
"So Stéphane, where is my head?"
He asked her.
A tour of France before the regional ones
It is 8 am and the Prime Minister may be expected half an hour later at the Elysee Palace for a tête-à-tête with Emmanuel Macron, oysters, pieces of veal, beef and glasses of red parade. And are swallowed up dare-dare by Jean Castex, after having surveyed the market to support the leader of the majority in the regional in Ile-de-France Laurent Saint-Martin, as well as the Minister of Housing Emmanuelle Wargon, who leads the list in the Val-de-Marne.
A first step for the head of government who, wearing a more political cap, will sing the praises of the candidates in New Aquitaine, Center-Val de Loire, Grand Est, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, in the next 10 days.
And the slap inflicted on Emmanuel Macron the day before will not change anything.
"We will continue more than ever to meet the French," assures the Prime Minister.
“It is also a message to tell the French that democratic life is taking back its rights.
You have to go and vote, ”he insists.
A "very symbolic" day
From one pavilion to another, sacrificing to the rituals of the visit - including the usual workshop for preparing calves' heads - Jean Castex also intended to strike a double blow while cafetiers and restaurateurs can once again, “on this very day. symbolic ”, welcoming the public inside. “It's the French tradition”, he emphasizes, emptying his espresso in one gulp in the “Saint-Hubert” room. In speaking later with two representatives of the profession, including the owner of the restaurant L'Etoile in Rungis, Jean Castex also congratulated himself: “We have supported you and you have been very responsible. While we could have divided, shattered, that was not the case ”.
"It is the French who held on, and it is the French who are going to make the recovery", further pleads the Prime Minister by evoking a "pivotal phase".
"The people of France want to set out again, to rebuild, it is our challenge", he insists, saying to himself in passing confident that the objective of 30 million first-time vaccinated on June 15 will be met. .
"We will be there before", he assures us.
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