Baroin (LR): the right-hand side must “imagine a base wider” to regain power

Baroin (LR): la droite doit "imaginer un socle plus large" pour reconquérir le pouvoir

The right has to “imagine a base wider” to reclaim the power, said Thursday the former minister François Baroin, who said that it regretted the buy-in of Jean-Pierre Raffarin to Emmanuel Macron to the european elections.

“I am a founder of the UMP, I remain faithful to my political family”. “I regret, of course, the departure of Jean-Pierre Raffarin, and I hope that my political family to make the best possible score for these european, if only for the democratic debate,” said Mr Baroin on Europe 1.

“I think he’s going to have to think to imagine a base wider. You can’t, right, enquiller defeats one after the other, as is done in the last ten years”, added the president of the Association of mayors of France.

“When Jacques Chirac, with Jean-Pierre Raffarin besides, Alain Juppé and a few others including myself, we imagined bringing together all the families of the right, the gaullism of the christian democracy through the radical Party, and the formations say the most liberal of the republican Party, there was a political project that was to never go below 25%, to be a pole that can carry majorities”, developed Mr. Baroin.

“We are a party of government” and “we get away from it very widely, so it will have to reconstruct it if one day we will may be come back in responsibility and lead the country”, he added.

A former advisor of Mr Baroin, Agnes Evren, now vice-president of the Ile-de-France and president of the federation LR Paris, occupies the second place on the list LR for the european.

Ephemeral spokesperson for the government of Juppé in 1995, then minister for the Overseas departments, of the Interior, the Budget and the Economy and Finance, François Baroin argued at the primary of the right, Nicolas Sarkozy, who had promised the post of Prime minister. He then makes the campaign of François Fillon prior to the conduct of the LR defeated in the general elections.