The president of the Republicans Christian Jacob, who had announced his intention to leave office at the beginning of July, leaves the head of the party on Friday, we learned Thursday from LR. He will be replaced from Monday by number 2 of the party Annie Genevard, as provided for in the statutes of LR.
Arrived in October 2019 at the head of LR, Christian Jacob, 62, had also given up his seat as deputy for the 4th district of Seine-et-Marne in the last legislative elections. He remains, despite everything, substitute for his successor Isabelle Périgault.
Christian Jacob, who celebrated his departure Thursday at the headquarters of LR, was to leave in July for London where he will take English lessons, the same source said. Former mayor of Provins, he was elected for the first time in 1995 in the 4th district of Seine-et-Marne, with an interruption between 2002 and 2007, when he became minister.
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. Elected after the resignation of Laurent Wauquiez, in the wake of the slap (8.5%) of LR to the Europeans, he then said that he would not be a presidential candidate.
The current director of communications Cécile Richez will become general manager of LR from September. She succeeds Jean-François Verdier who will join her administration. Richez will be replaced by former journalist Marie-Eve Malouines, who was previously in charge of Genevard’s communication.