His statements during the campaign did not really leave room for doubt as to Eric Ciotti's position vis-à-vis the current head of state.
The LR deputy thus refused on Sunday evening to give voting instructions for the second round of the presidential election, believing that he did not "recognize (did) not" in the candidacy of Emmanuel Macron.
"I do not recognize myself in his policy, I will not support him," said Eric Ciotti on TF1 after the first round screenings which give the outgoing president ahead of Marine Le Pen.
LR campaign 'didn't work'
The finalist in the Republican primary also felt that the campaign of his party's candidate, Valérie Pécresse, had failed.
"We will draw the consequences, we must draw the consequences: this campaign has not worked," he said.
But “the right is still there: the country has never been so right”, continued the deputy of the Alpes-Maritimes.
“Today we must rebuild, rebuild.
But the right is still there: the values of identity, of security,” he insisted.
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