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Senator of Vendée and president of the Les Républicains group in the Senate, Bruno Retailleau was the faithful and powerless lieutenant of François Fillon, whose sinking he accompanied during the last presidential election. He observed part of the right under the leadership of Édouard Philippe join the camp of Emmanuel Macron. But he does not see the former Prime Minister running against the President. Pleading, like the President of the Senate, Gérard Larcher, for a tie-breaking system of which he will serve as a rigorous canon, on the right, during the next election to the supreme magistracy, Retailleau is in the “starting blocks” as well as Xavier Bertrand, Valérie Pécresse, Laurent Wauquiez or the European Commissioner Michel Barnier. It is true that, for the first three, it is the regional ones in Hauts-de-France, Ile-de-France or Rhône-Alpes which will act as primaries. Thus, confronted with MEP Karima Delli who united the left, Xavier Bertrand announced that in the event of failure, he would give up a national destiny. Be that as it may, Retailleau denounces the strategy of “at the same time” in times of crisis which condemned the executive to a lack of responsiveness in all areas and in particular that of ordering vaccines. Macron would have been wrong not to put the system under tension and his entourage would have a good time today to criticize the bureaucracy which would have shown great inertia with regard to the instructions of the politician. Having boycotted, like the vast majority of his fellow senators, the vote on new measures to curb the epidemic for having been faced with a fait accompli, Retailleau intends to debureaucratize hospitals by giving them more autonomy, repatriating the healthcare industry. drug in France and wishes to learn the lessons of this health crisis which marks the industrial downgrading of the country. The fact remains that the clearly liberal orientation that François Fillon wanted to give to the country by removing 500,000 civil servants is no longer relevant with the admittedly provisional strategy of “whatever the cost”. In a country which has never known, unlike the Anglo-Saxons of conservative revolution and whose Russian leaders consider (with humor) that it is “the last communist country in Europe”, to come out of the spiral of decline will require a lot. of courage and determination.

Find Bruno Retailleau in “Extralocal”, the new political program of Tebeo and Tebesud, this Friday at 10 pm (rebroadcast Saturday at 2 pm, and Sunday at 11:30 am and 7 pm).

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