Widely beaten in the last presidential election, Valérie Pécresse lived through a very difficult political campaign. Especially since the president of the Ile-de-France region experienced a painful loss in the middle of this period.
She was the laughingstock of the right. Engaged in the race for the last presidential election with her Republican party, Valérie Pécresse did not expect to experience such a debacle. However, during the right-wing primary, the polls gave her as one of the great favorites to seize the post of President of the Republic under the nose and beard of Emmanuel Macron, with 17% of voting intentions. But nothing came of it: the results of the second round were a bitter defeat for Valérie Pécresse, credited with only 4.78% of the votesfor a shameful fifth place.
Here is his heartbreaking speech on the evening of this political debacle: “This defeat was very painful because very violent. I bear my full share of the responsibility, but I did not experience it alone and I would like to thank the tens of thousands of French people who addressed their friendship and their support”. Especially since with less than 5% of the votes, his campaign was not reimbursed. weeks of negotiations and appeals for donations to try to get out of the financial abyss in which it had entered.
Valérie Pécresse lost her dog, Drops
And as if that were not enough, on the sidelines of his presidential campaign, Valérie Pécresse experienced a personal tragedy that she has just revealed. It was the media L’Opinion who released the information this Wednesday, August 3. The politician has lost one of her most faithful companions, Drops, her dog who has made her happy for more than 14 years. “I caught my breath. I went to relax with my family, in nature, to walk. It allowed me to take a step back and heal the wounds of this campaign”, she confided to the Parisian. One of the worst periods of his life.