Valérie Pécresse wants to relaunch in her Ile-de-France region with a supporting plan for purchasing power

After her failure to the presidential election, the president of the first French region focuses on two consensual subjects: Ukraine and assistance to the victims of inflation.


Valérie Pécresse would have preferred to settle at the Elysée. But after having suffered a bitter presidential failure by gathering in the first round only 4.78 % of the vote in the country and 6.19 % in his own region, the ex-candidate of the Les Républicains Party (LR) resumes, Wednesday, May 18, the Chemin de Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis), for a new meeting of the Ile-de-France regional council which she chairs. “In politics, either we win, or we learn. We will say that I learned a lot,” she commented, during her first post-electoral appearance, Friday May 13.

The first subject discussed Wednesday, Ukraine, promises to be consensual. Elected officials from all stripes will be able to demonstrate their solidarity, and the region will unlock aid of 1.3 million euros, probably unanimous. The rest could be more delicate. Valérie Pécresse certainly has a comfortable majority, with 125 elected officials out of 209, and intends to plunge back into action, with the vote of an economic development scheme, a tourism plan, and especially a Kyrielle of aids Ile -de -France in difficulty. “You know, what I like is to do …, she said on Sunday May 15, in an interview with the Parisian. The projects that I wear have given me back the essential momentum to get me up . “

His opponents intend to give voice, however, to show the weaknesses of the action by the regional president. The weaknesses of his majority, too, underlined by the shattering resignation, in March, of Babette de Rozières, cook and television animator that elected officials will have to replace within the permanent committee, the structure to which certain attributions of the Council are delegated regional. In the countryside, Guadeloupean, support from Valérie Pécresse for years, had slammed the door by criticizing the “contempt” of the candidate for overseas and denouncing those around her, “not at the level”.

More recently, two other supports from Valérie Pécresse to the region, Frédéric Valletoux, the mayor (Horizons) of Fontainebleau, and the deputy (LR) Robin Reda, have distanced themselves. Both are candidates for the legislative elections under the banner of Emmanuel Macron. “If I am elected deputy, I will leave the regional council,” warns Frédéric Valletoux. “Everyone was blocking behind Valérie Pécresse as long as she was likely to be elected president, analyzes the socialist Maxime des Gayets. Now, the majority may crack.”

The left remains Dubious

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