After the announcement by Benjamin Griveaux, Friday, February 14, of the withdrawal of his candidacy for mayor of Paris, caused by the disclosure of videos of a sexual nature, La République en Marche no longer has a candidate for mayor of Paris. We will therefore have to find a replacement. “It's a real headache for La République en Marche. The crisis meetings follow one another and are still in progress, but no name is needed, while the municipal elections are now only a month away. Some ministers like Marlène Schiappa or Agnès Buzyn even said that they were not candidates for the post“, says journalist Anne Bourse, duplex from the Paris headquarters of the Macronist party.
“However, Mounir Mahjoubi, the former Secretary of State for Digital, said he was available. Another name that comes up regularly: that of Delphine Bürkli, the head of the list in the 9th arrondissement, a former LR who does not have her LREM card. And then, another hypothesis: Stanislas Guérini, the boss of the party, could go there himself. Finally, last solution: a last minute drop. But for now, La République en Marche has not found the solution, the one who has enough notoriety to limit the damage and a certain sense of sacrifice in the face of the challenge“, she concludes.
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