Friday, January 28

Damien Abad: “Xavier Bertrand is the one who best embodied this France of territories”

Guest of Laurence Ferrari in the morning this Friday, Damien Abad, president of the LR group in the National Assembly returned to the defeat of Xavier Bertrand, his candidate, in the first round of the LR primary.

“Xavier Bertrand had a great campaign and it is regrettable because I think he is the one who best embodied this France of the territories”. The president of the LR group in the National Assembly explained that this first round was quite tight and that Xavier Bertrand “will have missed a little time”, in fourth position behind Éric Ciotti, Valérie Pécresse and Michel Barnier in this first tour, to bring voters together in his project.

While Xavier Bertrand had moved away from the LR party, the president of the Hauts-de-France region had decided to take back his party card to participate in the congress, aimed at electing the candidate for the presidential election. A return that would have made him “go further”, in the voting intentions according to Damien Abad. “We have created an activist dynamic.

The truth is that Xavier Bertrand had hesitated to attend this congress. He had to go back up, which he has. done over the weeks. He made a courageous campaign and I want to salute his commitment because he made the choice of political unity ”.

A more united right?

Upon the announcement of the qualification of Eric Ciotti and Valérie Pécresse, for the second round of the primary, Xavier Bertrand called to vote for the president of the Ile-de-France region. A gesture which illustrates “the preservation of the unity of the party” according to Damien Abad.

“I think that despite the defeat, Xavier Bertrand gave a beautiful image of our family coming together, he immediately sided with Valérie Pécresse, after the announcement of the results”.

Damien Abad also recalled that “it was necessary to assume this choice, and that the behavior of Xavier Bertrand was to be praised”.

Reference-www.cnews.fr

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