“Always ready”, the boss of the MoDem François Bayrou did not close the door to a candidacy for the presidential election of 2027, noting that “France is doing badly” when “it could be going very well”. “I have always been ready”, argued François Bayrou on Radio J, recalling having “already been a candidate three times” in 2002, 2007 and 2012, before forming an alliance in 2017 and 2022 with Emmanuel Macron.
“I will do everything I can in all the necessary functions”
“I am a full-fledged citizen. And have I ever renounced exercising this citizenship? No,” he added. “I believe that France is doing badly and I believe that it could do very well. And so I will do everything I can in all the deadlines and all the necessary functions”, insisted François Bayrou. Could the current High Commissioner for Planning therefore succeed Emmanuel Macron, who cannot run for a third term, when he will be 76 years old in 2027? not that the question,” he replied. “What I see coming is, by its gravity, such that it should mobilize all the forces available, all the intelligences available and all the wills available. It is on this side that I am”, he said. for follow-up.
“I am of this mobilization, of this moral rearmament which France needs the most”, insisted François Bayrou. Later on Sunday, François Bayrou called in a tweet “completely misplaced and ridiculous the assertion that “he would be interested” in the 2027 elections”, highlighting the uncertainty of the future in the face of multiple crises. Worried about the geopolitical, economic and social context, the mayor of Pau also questioned the holding of the elections in 2027. “We don’t know anything about it. We don’t know what can happen,” he said. he declared, referring to “the incredible difficulty of the times”.
The claim that I would be interested in the 2027 election is completely out of place and ridiculous. I even said on this show that to talk today about what is going to happen five years from now, with the coming crisis, it had to be “a zozo.”
— Francois Bayrou (@bayrou) October 9, 2022
“If you think that any zozo can tell five years in advance what is going to happen, then you are not mistaken, these are all charlatans”, he asserted.