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Presidential.  Philippe Juvin: whoever loses wins – Presidential: everything on the Congress of Republicans


In the competition for the nomination of the Republican candidate for the presidential election, if there is one who is doing well, it is he. Certainly, Philippe Juvin probably has no chance of winning against his four rivals. However, this is not likely to sadden him, since he embarked on this competition as one plays who loses wins. Whatever the outcome of the vote to which the 150,000 or so members of the right-wing party are called, he will benefit from his candidacy. A priori considered to be the least capped, it will have already gained notoriety. Above all, he distinguished himself by his speech as by his proposals.

Cumulation claimed

Philippe Juvin, if he has been involved in politics for a long time, has never given up his professional activity. Former MEP, he is mayor of La Garenne-Colombes. This town of 30,000 inhabitants, in the Hauts-de-Seine, is a small Neuilly, in the shadow of more popular towns, such as Nanterre or Colombes. It therefore ensures the quality of life, while acting for its dynamism, having thus obtained the construction of the next headquarters of Engie, the energy giant. What earned him to be re-elected with flying colors, since 2001. He also practices his profession as a doctor, as head of the emergency department at the Georges-Pompidou hospital in Paris. This accumulation, he does better than to assume it, he claims it. Moreover, it was his medical responsibilities that enabled him to multiply televised interventions during the covid crisis, which was a good way to get spotted.

Smiling and measured

Its other singularity, during the internal campaign of the Republicans, Philippe Juvin owes it to his ideas and to the way in which he expresses them. When others raise their voice and grit their teeth, he remains smiling and measured. Above all, it is less brutal in its approach to the immigration-insecurity theme, which occupied most of the debates. It also stands out for the role it wants to reserve for the State. Liberal and decentralizing, he asserts that it must first clarify its missions. While others compete on the number of civil servant positions to be eliminated – without specifying which ones, or how – he speaks of “reorienting”. Without denying the needs, especially in the health sector. In economic matters, he readily passes on the wishes of companies, in particular on working time and qualifications.

Philippe Juvin plans, after December 4, to refocus on his work in hospital rather than go back to the countryside. He will still have achieved his goal. The LR primary will have added to his media exposure, making him a right-wing figure to be reckoned with.




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