Presidential 2022: the mayor of Toulouse, Jean-Luc Moudenc, does not want to leave LR to follow Edouard Philippe
The mayor of Toulouse, Jean-Luc Moudenc, is among the relatives of the former Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, who will create his party this Saturday. However, Jean-luc Moudenc refuses to leave his political family, The Republicans, and even says he is seduced by the candidacy of Michel Barnier.
The mayor of Toulouse, Jean-Luc Moudenc, is among the supporters of Edouard Philippe, who will create his party this Saturday. With the mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, they created an association of elected representatives from the right and from the center, Audacious France, close to the former Prime Minister. However, Jean-Luc Moudenc refuses to leave his political family, The Republicans, and even says he is seduced by the candidacy of Michel Barnier. Maintenance.
Édouard Philippe, with whom you are close, will create his party this Saturday. Commentary do you understand his strategy?
What I understand is that Edouard Philippe made the choice to support the President of the Republic in the event that he would run again. He hopes that in the event of re-election, the second term will be different from the prime minister and that the weight of the right and the center will be greater. Indeed, most of the parliamentarians and executives of the Republic on the move are from the Socialist Party.
Will you be part of it?
No, you can’t be in two parties at the same time and I still belong to the Republicans. In addition, I understood that behind this movement looms the prospect of the “common house” and that it would be held by strong guardians who had the keys. If I went there, I would lose my freedom. Or I have the chance to belong to a political formation which allows me this freedom. This is why I see no reason to leave LR, I am very attached to it.
The Republicans will nominate their presidential candidate in December. Who will you support?
I have not yet made my choice. But I follow Michel Barnier’s candidacy with interest. It seems to me to be balanced between the different sensibilities that make up my political family, it makes the link between the Christian Democrats and the Gaullists. In addition, he has a career as a local elected official, and can assert national and European roots. It is a rather rare profile. Finally, he has one last asset for me, seniority. He is a man of appeasement and experience who can only be beneficial for France.
Does Édouard Philippe have the profile to one day become President of the Republic?
Even if I do not join his movement, I have a lot of friendship for him. He is a man of a future.