Regional: Jean Castex announces the withdrawal of Minister Sophie Cluzel en Paca in favor of LR candidate Renaud Muselier

The essential Jean Castex also implied that the LREM list and that of the outgoing LR President of the region could be merged, which Renaud Muselier has not confirmed.

Prime Minister Jean Castex announced this Sunday May 2nd the withdrawal from the LREM list in the first round of regional elections in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur in favor of the outgoing LR President of the region, Renaud Muselier an interview at JDD.

The state secretary for the disabled Sophie Cluzel, appointed by LREM in the region, “and representatives of the parliamentary majority will integrate the device led by Renaud Muselier,” said the head of government, implying that the two lists could be merged.

Renaud Muselier, who was contacted by AFP, refused to confirm this merger of the two lists and was content to “take note of” and “welcome” the Prime Minister’s announcement.

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