Presidential 2022 in France: Valérie Pécresse elected candidate of the Republicans party

The candidate of the LR party in the 2022 presidential election, Valérie Pécresse.

AFP - JOEL SAGET

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With 60.95% of the vote, the president of the Ile de France region and ex-minister Valérie Pécresse was elected candidate of the Les Républicains party in the presidential election.

Eric Ciotti obtained 39.05% of the vote.

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With nearly 61% of the vote,

Valérie Pécresse will

represent the LR party in the next French presidential election.

She is the first woman to be a candidate for this party in a presidential election and it is to applause that the LR activists present welcomed the announcement made by the president of the party, Christian Jacob.

I will give my all

 ," declared the newly elected LR presidential candidate during her speech, specifying that she wanted to bring her political family together: " 

Our unity is our strength

 ".

The Republican right is back,

 " also proclaimed Valérie Pécresse, calling on the whole right to come together behind her candidacy.

The former minister of Nicolas Sarkozy, 54 years old and current president of the Ile-de-France region, was given favorite after the rallying under his banner of the three losing candidates of the first round: Michel Barnier, Xavier Bertrand and Philippe Juvin.

In a speech, his challenger Eric Ciotti addressed his “ 

congratulations

 ” to Valérie Pécresse, recalling the

“immense responsibilities

 ” incumbent on him to bring “ 

our political family to victory 

” during the presidential election of 2022. He also brought his support for the candidate for the rest of the campaign.

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