INTERVIEW- Former spokesperson for Xavier Bertrand, the senator from Paris (related to LR) will support the head of state in the second round if Valérie Pécresse does not reach it.
LE FIGARO.- Eleven days before the first round, Valérie Pécresse is not sure of being qualified for the second round of the presidential election, according to the polls. What conclusion do you draw?
Celine BOULAY ESPERONNIER – We now know that there is unfortunately little chance that she will be present in the second round. Eleven days before the vote, realism pushes me to anticipate. The debate has already started among my colleagues to discuss the position to take between the two rounds. I decided to take a stand because for me it is important to settle this question now.
What do you recommend?
In the first round I will vote for Valérie Pécresse. My preference is that she embodies the unity the country needs. But if it does not succeed, then it will be necessary to rally behind the candidate of a government party. The one who will best embody our right-wing ideas. And I say it now: in the case of a second round against Le Pen, Mélenchon or Zemmour, I will vote…