Alexandre Chauveau 7:47 p.m., February 17, 2022

For her first trip outside Paris since her meeting at the Zénith last Sunday, LR candidate Valérie Pécresse went to Vendée on Thursday.

The candidate, who is losing momentum, is given in the polls respectively at 12 and 13.5% of voting intentions according to Odoxa and BVA.

The candidate Les Républicains, Valérie Pécresse, is going through a difficult period.

While it is given in the polls between 12 and 13.5% of voting intentions according to Odoxa and BVA, it seeks to trigger a new dynamic.

Valérie Pécresse ready to do anything to convince the French

The candidate arrived all smiles in Mouilleron, the hometown of Clemenceau.

Despite polls at half mast, Valérie Pécresse wants to turn the page on her criticized meeting last Sunday.

"I consider that a campaign is obviously a lot of turbulence and am totally determined to show that my project is the rupture project that France is waiting for", she confided. 

In 2017, Vendée voted 26% for Emmanuel Macron and 25% for François Fillon.

An electorate who is hesitating this year between the head of state and Valérie Pécresse, according to opinion polls.


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The candidate thus wishes to convince, by highlighting her decentralization program in favor of rural municipalities.

And for that, she can count on the fighting spirit of the local stage, the senator of Vendée Bruno Retailleau. 

"The Vendée is a land of character. You can't be President of the Republic if you don't have character. And it's adversity that reveals character. Clemenceau, the Father of Victory, Clemenceau too , the Tiger, Valérie Pécresse, the Tigress", he says.


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Friday evening, Valérie Pécresse will hold a public meeting in front of several hundred people, with a shorter speech and a question and answer session with the public, a format deemed by her team to be more suited to her qualities.