Which champion for the right in 2027? The LR candidates diverge

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During their final debate, the three candidates for the head of the Republicans clashed over the method of appointing their future candidate.

By Nathalie Schuck

The three candidates for the presidency of LR: Eric Ciotti, Aurelien Pradie and Bruno Retailleau.
The three candidates for the presidency of LR: Éric Ciotti, Aurélien Pradié and Bruno Retailleau.

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JUntil then hushed, the substantive differences between the three aspirants to the presidency of the Republicans came to light this Saturday morning during their second debate at the party headquarters rue de Vaugirard (Paris 15e), starting with the way, decisive for the future of the right, in which their champion will be chosen for the presidential election of 2027. All three, of course, agree to end the system of primaries open to all LR supporters and activists, who had made it possible to designate François Fillon in 2017. For the rest, no agreement. The main target of the attacks: Éric Ciotti, whose two competitors, Bruno Retailleau and Aurélien Pradié, challenge the choice to invest Laurent Wauquiez as a right-wing candidate from the first half of the year…

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