difficult first steps for Éric Ciotti at the head of the Republicans

difficult first steps for Eric Ciotti at the head of

In France, Eric Ciotti sent his wishes for 2023 to the parliamentarians Les Républicains (LR), yesterday Tuesday evening, January 24, at the party headquarters in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. The new boss of the Republicans took the opportunity to present his new team to the press, the composition of which has created a stir internally and while the deputies The Republicans seem more and more divided on the pension reform. A term that therefore begins in turmoil for Eric Ciotti.

Republicans are masters at putting on a face of unity when their divisions become too blatant. Surrounded by his new team and under the gaze of Laurent Wauquiez, whom he wants to propel presidential candidate of 2027, Eric Ciotti praises the gathering of his political family.

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Sitting to his right, the boss of senators LR Bruno Retailleau, does not flinch but looks elsewhere. Because his anger a week ago when he discovered the new party organization chart is still fresh. Since then, the former finalist from the December 2022 convention has re-discussed the composition of the team with the winner. “ There have been adjustmentswelcomes an elected official close to Bruno Retailleau, but with Eric Ciotti, you will have to fight for everything, all the time. »

Pensions: difference in sensitivities

Internal tensions and divisions in the Assembly. On the pension reform, the new boss of LR recognizes differences in sensitivities within the group. But according to a count of our colleagues from France Inter, sixteen deputies out of sixty-two will not follow the Ciotti line and will not vote for the text as it stands. The one who leads the fight against the reform within the LR, Aurélien Pradié, is not in the family photo. “ He had an obligation to the Assembly », Evacuates the new president.

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