Nicolas Sarkozy and Jean-Christophe Lagarde were spotted together many times in the last weeks. Sunday night, just after the announcement of the results of the second round of the departmental elections, the former head of state did not hesitate to speak of “victory of the right and center.” This alliance with the centrists should materialize with the possibility of their open primary for the presidential election.
Lagarde would have accepted the idea Relatives of Nicolas Sarkozy in doubt. not a moment: the boss of IDU, Jean-Christophe Lagarde has accepted the principle of participation centrists to the primary of the UMP. Joined by Europe 1, the “boss” of the UDI refuses to confirm. According to him, it is the activists IDUs who will decide the next Congress.
In the organization of the election, which will nominate the candidate of the right and center for the presidential election, everything was done for the UDI can not refuse. For example, the number of referrals needed to attend this primer can be adjusted according to the party.
UDI at the head of three regions? In the ongoing discussions on the regional elections (the 6 and 13 December next, ed ) Nicolas Sarkozy demonstrated, again, benevolence towards centrists. UDI could thus lead three regions: Central, Upper and Lower Normandy, Burgundy and Franche-Comté. Nothing is final yet, but this privilege already annoys local barons of the UMP.
A political calculation? Primary open to centrists, it is naturally a good way for Nicolas Sarkozy to snatch a single candidate for president. By opening this primary, the candidate Bayrou solo would be tricky. Finally, a UDI candidate who would moderate line to the primary, it would also be a way to bite on the electorate of Alain Juppé …
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