Regional elections 2021: Valérie Pécresse formalized her candidacy in Ile-de-France

The essentials The President of the Île-de-France Region, Valérie Pécresse, announced on Wednesday that she would run for re-election in the upcoming regional elections. Former Republican Party member, she detailed her program.

Ex-LR President of Ile-de-France, Valérie Pécresse, officially announced on Wednesday her candidacy for the regional elections, the outcome of which could determine her political future, especially the 2022 presidential election, in which she is a potential candidate for The right. “I am a candidate for a second term at the head of the Ile-de-France region,” Valérie Pécresse told Le Parisien, outlining the main lines of her program.

She wants “a bicycle RER” and a blocked maximum price of “4 euros” to use public transport anywhere in the region. The RER bicycles are “cycle paths that allow you to ride in safe lanes to Massy-Paris, Cergy-Paris … and also a ring road in the inner suburbs. It’s a global plan while the Coronapists are little pieces.” are of track, ”she explains.

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“In 2027 I promise that all high schools will be new or renovated,” says Valérie Pécresse, who wants to create regional reciprocity and offers “a bonus of 6,000 euros for the middle and working class for buying electric cars” combined with state aid become. “I am fighting to ensure that our region does not fall into the hands of an alliance between the left and the extreme left with indigenous, Islamic-left and dwindling sympathies. It would be an economic and republican bankruptcy for our region and for France.” after Valérie Pécresse.

End of “political career”?

This candidacy is no surprise: The President of Freedom of Movement !, who inspired the region among the socialists in 2015, said at the beginning of April that “this meeting of the region” with its voters was “very important” to her. She had increased the pressure and ensured that a defeat “would mean the end of his political career” – as the President (ex-LR) of Hauts-de-France Xavier Bertrand had promised her.

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A promise that she repeated on Wednesday, declaring: “The question of what I will do after the regional elections cannot be asked today as everything depends on the residents of the Ile-de-France.” Indeed, Valérie Pécresse is one of those who could represent the law in 2022, like Xavier Bertrand (already explained), Laurent Wauquiez, LR President of the Rhône-Alpes region or even the head of the Senators LR Bruno Retailleau. This would require it to impose itself on its political family by keeping its region and then taking part in the polls where Xavier Bertrand is currently keeping a head start.

Lead the polls

According to a recent Ipsos poll on Regional in Ile-de-France, Valérie Pécresse received 34% of the votes in the first round, compared to 17% Jordan Bardella (RN) and 12% Audrey Pulvar (PS). It would win the second round too, but with a smaller margin in the case of a square.

The likely unification of the three leftist candidates in the second round could be the main obstacle to his re-election: Audrey Pulvar, Clémentine Autain (LFI / PCF) and Julien Bayou (EELV / Generations) all want to get to the top of this “primary” in the first round to lead this meeting. On Tuesday, Julien Bayou announced that he would report to the National Commission on Campaign Accounts what the outgoing president believes is the use of public funds for his campaign.

The presidential candidate Laurent Saint-Martin, LREM MP for Val-de-Marne, has 4 female government members on his lists (Marlène Schiappa, Amélie de Montchalin, Emmanuelle Wargon, Nathalie Elimas). On the side of RN, Philippe Ballard, moderator at LCI, announced on Tuesday that he would leave the aerial of the continuous news channel to be at the top of the list in the Paris section.

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