France: With Eric Ciotti, far right

The vice president of Alpes-Maritimes narrowly won the presidency of LR. He is a moribund and fractured party that he wants to revive with strong proposals.

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LHere it is finally at the top. He spent his life in the shadows, playing the part. With 53.7% of the votes against Bruno Retailleau with 46.3% of the votes, Eric Ciotti won the second round of the internal poll organized by Les Républicains this Sunday. In December 2021, during the presidential election, he avenged his defeat against Valéry Begres. All the feathered leaders rallied to his rival in the second round.

At 57, Eric Ciotti wants to revive a franchise already in a coma after three defeats in presidential elections. A broken line is shown by a score that is much tighter than expected.

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