Presidential 2022: Laurent Wauquiez is not a candidate, the “time has not come”

The President The Republicans of the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Laurent Wauquiez will not be a candidate for the 2022 presidential election.

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The president of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region Laurent Wauquiez will not be a candidate for the presidential election in 2022, France Inter revealed on Thursday. the “time has not come”, he explains on Twitter.

“Being a candidate for the presidential election is a decision that you take not because you simply want to, but because it is a moment when you feel in a position to rally your camp and reunite the French. I consider that for me this time has not come “, says Laurent Wauquiez on Twitter this Thursday.

“This choice, I also make it because I do not want to add division to the division. The candidatures for the presidential one on the right multiply in a worrying way, and some candidates even explain that they will present themselves without accepting a common rule “, continues the chosen one. “The freedom that I take today, I will put it at the service of what I believe is useful for my country: first, to work for the unity of a candidate on the right; then, to ensure that the right assumes clearly and strongly his convictions “.

If Laurent Wauquiez does not run for president in 2022, the race is indeed launched on the right, with the announcement this Thursday of the candidacy of the LR deputy of the Alpes-Maritimes Eric Ciotti for the primary of the right and the center for “that France remains France”. The ex-LR president of the Ile-de-France region Valérie Pécresse and the LR mayor of Garenne Colombes Philippe Juvin are also candidates for this primary. In addition, the ex-LR president of Hauts-de-France Xavier Bertrand is a presidential candidate, but not the primary.

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