The 70-year-old former EU Brexit negotiator did not say if he would go through a primary from the right.
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Michel Barnier’s turn. The old one European Union negotiator for Brexit announced, Thursday, August 26 in the 8 p.m. news on TF1, his candidacy for the next presidential election (April 10 and 24, 2022). “I want to be the president of a reconciled France”, said the 70-year-old, who did not say whether he would go through a right-wing primary.
Among the axes of his project, the former senator and deputy, member of the Les Républicains party, raised the idea of “limit immigration and control it” and of “put work, merit at the center of our society” as well as the fight against “the climate change which will upset everything”.
“I am a candidate to be a president who respects the French and who makes France respect. We are in demanding times. The world around us is dangerous, unstable, fragile. Our country is doing badly. We need alternation to reconcile, get back together and really act “, he explained to Le Figaro, in an interview posted online Thursday evening.