Gérald Darmanin wants to reassure members of the forces of law and order. During the handover with his predecessor Christophe Castaner, Tuesday morning, the new Interior minister has pledged his " total support ". "They will swear forever that I'll always be the first of them," he said. Of words that occurs in a tense context so that the relationships between the forces of order and Christophe Castaner were very strained in recent weeks, and that police officers and gendarmes are waiting for concrete acts of government.
"I will defend anything that can be defended, I would argue, all that can be supported," added Gérald Darmanin, referring to a ministry of "refuge" and " the example ". "The ministry of the Interior is the protection of the French ", he completed. "It is the first of the social ministries, because, when there is no republican order, these are the weakest among us who clink glasses," said the new first cop of France, alongside the new minister for Citizenship, Marlène Schiappa.
No regrets for Castaner
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Christophe Castaner, who is leaving at the end of twenty months the place Beauvau, expressed his " pride ", including sites involved, the national picture of policing, the white paper on domestic security and the fight against sexual and gender based violence. He was said to have defended the forces of order "at every moment" but have also " talked with a deductible of ethics ". "I do not regret it ", he completed. "To be their minister, it is to defend them, but it is also to be demanding ", he stressed. He has made a glowing tribute to his secretary of State, Laurent Nunez, whose Gérald Darmanin said that he would continue to " serve the general interest and ministry ".