Hervé Morin IDUs (Normandy), Philippe Vigier (center) and François Sauvadet (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) lead of union lists. Chantal Jouanno must withdraw its list in Île-de-France.
“This whole thing is very Shakespearean, sighs a politburo member of the Republicans. This is Much ado about nothing . Or All for it if you prefer Claude Lelouch. “After months of talks between Nicolas Sarkozy and Jean-Christophe Lagarde, his counterpart from the UDI, the Politburo of the Republicans adopted Tuesday afternoon, “outline” of the agreement between the two teams for the regional. Republicans and UDI present in all regions of the lists of union of right and center.
The centrist confederation gets the three lists of heads in France she wanted. Hervé Morin, the boss of the New Center, will lead the battle in Normandy. Philippe Vigier, the President of IDU group in the Assembly will lead the list in the Centre region. Former Minister Francois Sauvadet wins the showdown against his competitor LR Alain Joyandet. Senator of the Haute-Saône, in the country since this winter, left the rue de Vaugirard before the verdict of the political bureau, jaw clenched.
In return, the UDI will withdraw the list Chantal Jouanno defended in Île-de-France in competition with that conducted by Valérie Pécresse. In Auvergne Rhone-Alpes, negotiations between IDUs and modem on the establishment of a concurrent list to that of Laurent Wauquiez must also stop. “The modem can be bogged down in his case but local support UDI Laurent Wauquiez or be punished,” said do you rue de Vaugirard.
For composition of lists of apportionment was stopped between Sarkozy and Lagarde: 70% of seats for Republicans, 30% for IDUs. While the national average, the proportion varying from “25 to 33%”, region by region, depending on the more or less strong presence of each political family. “It’s a pretty generous offer,” says one member of the Politburo. The agreement adopted by the bodies of Republicans, however, not go into details, list by list, department by department. A “vast majority” of participants of the political bureau voted in favor of the agreement defended by Nicolas Sarkozy, no votes against and four abstentions on some 120 members.
Among the abstainers, Jean-Pierre Raffarin and Hervé Mariton. The two men were concerned that the signing of such an agreement with the UDI hinders the Republicans in their vocation to “represent both the right and center.” “When, in regional assemblies, there will be 30% of IDUs elected, this will be much more difficult for us to say that we also represent the center, Judge Herve Mariton. An agreement of this type could create a different balance of power within the opposition. “Concerns that Nicolas Sarkozy responded by saying that his party” can attract centrist by its own dynamics and other than the balance of power “. Jean-Francois Cope and Senator of Hauts-de-Seine Isabelle Debré have also chosen to abstain.
As soon as the vote politburo acquired, Jean-Christophe Lagarde declared himself “very satisfied “” The balance we found respect the political weight of each other, “he commented. Instances of IDU should meet next week to approve, in turn, the agreement.
At the end of the political bureau, practical work on regional continued with Republicans. The National Commission investiture is especially bent on departmental leaders in the Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes region.