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.
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 “
” to Valérie Pécresse, recalling the
” 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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