Presidential 2022: first tensions on the right between Pécresse and Ciotti

Éric Ciotti and Valérie Pécresse in Paris, when the latter was appointed as the right-wing presidential candidate, on December 4, 2021. REUTERS - CHRISTIAN HARTMANN

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First test and first pressure for Valérie Pécresse, the candidate invested by the right this weekend.

Eric Ciotti, the finalist of the primary, holding a right close to the far right, calls for a greater place in his campaign.

The president of Île-de-France is making her first trip this Monday, December 6 in the region of her former rival, near Nice, to illustrate their union.

But there is a little water in the gas.

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He calls for a " 

tandem

 ", a " 

side by side campaign

 ".

With 39% of the vote in the second round of the internal primary of the right for the French presidential election, Eric Ciotti, long lieutenant in the shadows, does not intend to make up the figures in this campaign.

Asked on the evening of her victory

on the proposals that she would be ready to take up in the program of the very right-handed deputy of the Alpes-Maritimes, Valérie Pécresse said no to her "French 

Guantanamo

 " or to her proposal for " 

national priority for jobs

 ”.

“ 

This message is not the right one,

 ” said Eric Ciotti on Sunday, who claims that his line,

based on order and identity

, weighs in the presidential campaign of the right.

The Pécresse camp is procrastinating.

Yes, this line should be taken into account, but it is she who won and who must now address the French.

After this pressure, the two former rivals spend the day Monday together.

Lunch this Monday noon in Nice, then a trip to the Vésubie valley, hard hit by

storm Alex in 2020

.

History of playing the united family, even if the smiles are a little tight.

Friendly lunch with @valeriepecresse, pissaladière and stuffed, specialties from County of Nice.

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- Eric Ciotti (@ECiotti) December 6, 2021

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