Regional elections in 2021 : Bertrand lamented blackmail Macron - The Point

For Xavier Bertrand, Emmanuel Macron lends itself to a game of " blackmail ". On Thursday, the president of the region Hauts-de-France is mounted to the niche

Regional elections in 2021 : Bertrand lamented blackmail Macron - The Point

For Xavier Bertrand, Emmanuel Macron lends itself to a game of " blackmail ". On Thursday, the president of the region Hauts-de-France is mounted to the niche against the attitude of the head of State who, according to several other presidents of the region, have decided to condition State financial assistance in support of the latter for a postponement of regional elections scheduled for march 2021 after 2022. The presidential palace has not hidden this will. On Monday, the Elysée palace said the president of the Republic had "opened the discussion" of any such postponement after the presidential election of 2022, evoking " a time when we all need to be mobilized for the revival of the country ". But, to Xavier Bertrand, the truth is elsewhere.

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According to the former minister of Labour, "the real story" – "all the rest, it is spin" – that is, that "The Republic in power has taken a beating" in the first round of municipal in march last "and will take a beating" in the second round on June 28. "In regional elections, it will be exactly the same thing, and the president of the Republic does not want to be a year of the presidential election – because he has in mind that his re-election – there was a beating for The Republic in march ", he said on RTL.

The topic, this is not me.

According to several presidents of the region, debriefed by Renaud Muselier, president of the Regions of France, after a lunch with the head of the State, Emmanuel Macron would have conditioned the financial assistance of the State to the regions in support of a deferral election after 2022. "A blackmail by the president," responded Xavier Bertrand. See the regional would it not be the head of State to put away Xavier Bertrand, regularly cited as one of his potential competitors for the presidential election ? "The subject matter, this is not me" has swept across the region chairperson by calling Emmanuel Macron to be " guided only by the interests of the country and not by the interest election of his political family ".

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Updated Date: 18 June 2020, 07:33

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