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POLICY – Will he be the new roommate on the right in the “common house”? The former prime minister Edouard Philippe, which is to create his party in three days “will have to position itself”, warns a cadre of the Agir movement, which already brings together elected right-wing and center-right allies of the macronie.
“He’s going to have to position himself. To create a movement is obviously his right. It is even a good thing if he manages to welcome personalities, in particular from the UDI or LR, who have not yet joined the majority ”, explains Olivier Becht, president of the Agir group at The national assembly, in an interview with Release. Otherwise, his initiative will not be of much use.
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“If he does not succeed, he will be in the same position as Agir, which has already united since the beginning of the five-year term the elected center-right and right-wing officials ready to work with the President of the Republic”, continues the deputy of Haut-Rhin before adding, in a form of warning which does not speak its name: “Having two structures of the same sensitivity which do the same thing, that is of no interest.”
Acting is therefore not ready to blend into Edouard Philippe’s party? “Acting is intended to work with this new political offer, but you ask me a question that I cannot answer because I do not yet know what Edouard Philippe is proposing”, eludes Olivier Becht in this regard. where the majority LREM / MoDem / Agir is working on the construction of a “common house.”
He explains that he does not subscribe “at this stage” to Edouard Philippe’s proposal to postpone the retirement age up to 67 years, stressing the need to “develop a project (…) all together”. An idea, formulated by the former Prime Minister at the end of September, in an interview with Challenges, which sparked some cold sweats in the macronie. Not to mention his real fake presence at the back-to-school campus of the majority. His call to walkers, launched remotely, to come to Le Havre on October 9 for the launch of his own political training, was not very well lived.
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