Presidential election of 2022: for her return to school, Valérie Pécresse wants to score points on the right

The president of the Ile-de-France region, Valérie Pécresse, June 20, 2021. AFP - LUDOVIC MARIN

Text by: Valérie Gas Follow

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Valérie Pécresse gathers her support this Saturday, August 28 in Brive-la-Gaillarde, her annual meeting for the start of the school year.

But this year with the presidential election in sight, the one who aims to win her place to defend the colors of the right in 2022 has no room for error, because the opponents are numerous.

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From our special correspondent in Brive-la-Gaillarde,

There is no longer any suspense, Valérie Pécresse now knows who she will have to face in her camp.

Philippe Juvin, already in the running, was joined on the starting line of the candidates for the candidacy by two tenors of the right:

Eric Ciotti and Michel Barnier

, the first who wants to embody a project of "authority", the second who hopes build on his experience as a European negotiator.

Two men, two lines that say a lot about the differences within Republicans.

►Also read: Presidential in France: on the right, Valérie Pécresse takes a step towards the primary

Even in the absence of Laurent Wauquiez and Bruno Retailleau who finally decided to pass their turn with four candidates, to which is added Xavier Bertrand who still refuses to participate in a possible primary, the ingredients are gathered for a new fratricidal war on the right .

After a summer where she multiplied the postcards by traveling to Brive, Valérie Pécresse, the only woman among the men, will therefore have to try to show that she is the one who has the best cards to lead " 

the France team.

 "From the right against Emmanuel Macron, score points in the battle of images and messages for the start of the school year.  

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