A page that turns. Elected since 1995 in the 4th constituency of Seine-et-Marne, with an interruption between 2002 and 2007, when he became a minister, Christian Jacob will not be a candidate for re-election. This is a decision “taken for two or three years”, indicates the president of the Republicans, who will nevertheless appear as a substitute on the list of Isabelle Périgault, the mayor of the rural town of Plessis-Feu-Aussoux.
This Chiraquian chaired the UMP then LR group in the National Assembly for nearly nine years, from 2010 to 2019, when he took over as head of the Republicans. If he was elected for five years as party president, it is likely that the former mayor of Provins will leave this post after the legislative elections as well. However, he intends to lead the legislative battle himself “with the support of the entire management team”, he said at a press conference on Tuesday, citing Laurent Wauquiez and Xavier Bertrand.
“We are going to surprise these legislative elections,” he assures us, saying he is “struck by the difference between what happened at the national level and the mobilization on the ground”. These elections promise to be crucial for LR after the debacle (4.8%) of their presidential candidate Valérie Pécresse, to dissuade the outgoing tempted by the macronie from leaving the ship, while the LR deputies today constitute the first opposition group in the Assembly.