Wednesday, April 14

Jean-Yves Le Drian will not be a candidate for regional in Brittany

Jean-Yves Le Drian and Loïg Chesnais-Girard, on June 22, 2017 in Rennes during the handover as president of the Brittany region. – C. Allain / APEI / 20 Minutes

” There is a time for everything. We must hand over and if the regional elections take place in June, I will not be a candidate ”. The words are signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian. Whoever ruled Brittany for ten years will not be a candidate in his region. The former mayor of Lorient let it be known this Sunday
in the program “Political questions”From France Inter, France Télévisions and du Monde.

If he was very clear about his future, Jean-Yves Le Drian did not wish to specify to whom he would provide his support. He who had left the PS when he joined Emmanuel Macron in 2017 has never joined La République en Marche. ” We’ll see. We need a project, a program, an ambition, directions, ”he said.

The preparation of the poll, the holding of which is uncertain due to the Covid-19 epidemic, is particularly lively in Brittany. Heir to Jean-Yves Le Drian, Socialist President Loïg Chesnais-Girard announced that he would be a candidate for his succession, but that he would “not be the candidate for the presidential majority”. Emmanuel Macron had his best score in the first round of the presidential election in 2017 (29%), to the point of winning under the label En Marche 21 of the 27 seats of deputies.

But the municipal elections of 2020 did not allow LREM to take root, when the Socialist Party retained Rennes and Brest with the support of environmentalists and rounded up Quimper, Morlaix and Saint-Brieuc. As for Lorient, a city of which Jean-Yves Le Drian was mayor for seventeen years, it fell into the hands of the right-wing candidate Fabrice Loher.

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