The hypothesis of a candidature of François Fillon in Paris is confirmed. And it is by the voice of the Secretary of State for international trade, Pierre Lellouche, it came under the spotlight. Paris elected officials stated yesterday at the "Figaro" that the Prime Minister was now "decided" to attend the legislative elections of 2012 in the capital, the first step before the municipal 2014. An assertion immediately relative by Matignon - "all that is not news." But that surprised person, both the rumor has been insistent these days. So raise tensions in the Parisian right, already torn the approach of the Senate on September 25. The fillonistes camp, taken by the boss of the Federation of Paris, Philippe Goujon, has worked for two years in this scenario, only truly to even, according to him, allowing the recapture of the capital. "I sense Paris urge to Fillon", says the latter.
The redistricting, source of countless tensions between the elected representatives, would allow the UMP to reserve to the Prime Minister an airfield of choice: the second district (5th-6th-7th districts), deemed captive. But coveted by the Mayor of 7 district, Rachida Dati, who is furious. "I do not see how François Fillon can happen ..." "to out me on the sole ground that it is Prime Minister", is it taunted yesterday on RTL. "I work every day for the people of the 7th ..., therefore why I would not be legitimate to me." "While also irritated, Claude Goasguen, the Mayor of 16 e, launched:"Paris is not one of the most suitable corporate drops."
In fact, if relations between the Federation and the mayors of Borough have not always been the beautiful fixed, they themselves are frankly strained upon incorporation of the list for the Senate. Six mayors led by Claude Goasguen, hostile to the proposals by the Federation, have threatened to bring their own list. In Paris, the dissent were unexceptional. But some saw behind this city councillors bronca Jean-François Copé hands, to be worried about a victory of François Fillon in Paris, ideal springboard for the presidential election of 2017.
Monday night, the inauguration commission did not succeed to the protesters. The UMP, which cannot hope to retain only 4 of its 5 seats, placed, as Chantal Jouanno list. With the hope of implementing the Minister of Sports in the 12th arrondissement, strategic for 2014 municipal. Two outgoing senators, Catherine Dumas and Philippe Dominati, retain their position. However, Daniel-Georges Courtois, close to François Fillon, has preferred to Pierre Charon in fourth place. Unique gesture of calming, a close to Claude Goasguen, Céline Boulay-Espéronnier, was offered the fifth place. "Things should go in order, as the mayors have always said that they would respect the decision of the commission of investiture", says Philippe Goujon. However that warns: "It would be deadly to a dissenting list likely to lose a seat that could be crucial in the national context". "Lost sentence: Pierre Charon would pass to the Act, with the hope of gleaning voices, including the centre.